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    Taylor Titch Anniversary

    For those of us who like little scratch builts I thought you'd enjoy this.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-e...506345?SThisFB

    I wish these articles would post better photos so if anyone here has a neat photo of a Taylor Titch please post it. It's a neat airplane.

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    Re: Taylor Titch Anniversary

    I think that flying a Titch into its "home" field is a pretty fitting tribute, and I'm glad the BBC gave it some coverage. I agree that the Titch is a pretty neat plane! I may have some photos in my stash, so I'll look when I get home.

    It has been a while, but someone (cluttonfred?) posted links to archival video footage of Taylor's other design, the Taylor Monoplane. Pretty cool to see it being drawn out of the window of their home!

    And what a cool environment for a kid to grow up in...a home filled with airplane parts, and people busy making stuff with their brains and their hands!

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    Re: Taylor Titch Anniversary

    Afraid there is not much photos of either the Titch or the Taylor-Mono, Even print's were at a time hard to come by in the US. The Taylor bird's are some beautiful craft's and the Titch is a hot rod! kinda reminds me of the Cassutte. I like how the wing and gear and some numbers match in with the KR family. I have to sit back and realize just how long it's been since the Titch was first flown. The Taylor-mono is one of the most beautiful all wood planes built I think. May the plane live on!!!
    KR-2, Taylor Mono,

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    Re: Taylor Titch Anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Scrapper View Post
    For those of us who like little scratch builts I thought you'd enjoy this.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-e...506345?SThisFB

    I wish these articles would post better photos so if anyone here has a neat photo of a Taylor Titch please post it. It's a neat airplane.

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    Here is a couple I likeClick image for larger version. 

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    KR-2, Taylor Mono,

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    Re: Taylor Titch Anniversary

    I don't know how to post links but if another forum member who is also an EAA member gets into the Sport Aviation archives you will find the March 1974 issue has one of the finest TT's ever built. I know the builder well. N14J Built by Jim Miller. Jim is also an EAA judge for the experimental plans built category.

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    Re: Taylor Titch Anniversary

    Here's a really neat video of the history of the Taylor Titch. Love vintage footage like this.

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    Re: Taylor Titch Anniversary

    This Titch is nice. Click image for larger version. 

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    KR-2, Taylor Mono,

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    Re: Taylor Titch Anniversary

    This is the Taylor I used to see around:


    I have no idea if it was a Monoplane or a Titch but it was clearly quite modified and what I remember most is that it was a really tiny airplane. Unfortunately the little Spitfire suffered an engine failure on takeoff which the pilot thankfully survived but the plane was a write off. Last I heard, after the builder passed from natural causes, the estate sold off the pieces and they ended up in... Australia? Or maybe it was his tailwind that went down under but in any case rumour was that the Taylor was being put back together, hopefully just for static display.

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    Re: Taylor Titch Anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Scrapper View Post
    Here's a really neat video of the history of the Taylor Titch. Love vintage footage like this.
    That was cool! I hadn't seen any of that air-to-air footage before.

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    Re: Taylor Titch Anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by don january View Post
    .... Titch or the Taylor-Mono .......... I like how the wing and gear and some numbers match in with the KR family. !
    .................................................. .............

    Yes!
    Ken Rand based his planes on Taylor's designs. KR-series retain Taylor's fuselage, which is is basically a plywood box. The primary difference is that Rand used foam blocks to replace the dozens of fiddly little ribs in the flying surfaces. Then he covered the KR-series in fibreglas - instead of the original doped fabric.

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