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    Re: Replica home builts

    Don't rule out jets. Ducted fans may give up efficiency over 100mph, but they give a lot of new options.

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    Re: Replica home builts

    The N number is not photoshopped. We had a block of numbers in the 60xx and 60xxx range for those aircraft. It’s interesting that if you look up every one that was on a Block 60 a/c, the history is blank from 1999 thru 2007 and later until they show up under Cessna. Plenty of photos taken at that time. I spent lots of time on those birds before they went overseas.
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    Re: Replica home builts

    Quote Originally Posted by cvairwerks View Post
    The N number is not photoshopped...
    Not questioning your experience with "those birds" but you don't really believe that the pic you linked is an untouched photo, do you?

    Rob

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    Re: Replica home builts

    The Cessna EC-2 with a nose like this;

    https://oldmachinepress.com/2013/10/...-1-transports/

    would be interesting

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    Re: Replica home builts

    Quote Originally Posted by RJW View Post
    Not questioning your experience with "those birds" but you don't really believe that the pic you linked is an untouched photo, do you?

    Rob
    Not to mention that this particular N-number is currently registered to a cropduster, per Dana's earlier post, and a Lockheed Connie before that, per Ron's.

    The image is doctored.
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    Re: Replica home builts

    Nope, not doctored at all. Here's a photo of RF-25 with most of the N number blown off in flight
    http://www.f-16.net/g3/f-16-photos/album07/album42/3025

    How about RE-7....

    http://www.f-16.net/g3/f-16-photos/album07/album42/aat

    Maybe RE-11

    http://www.f-16.net/g3/f-16-photos/album07/album42/abb

    or maybe RF-14

    http://www.f-16.net/g3/f-16-photos/album07/album42/abc

    The N numbers outside the flight test aircraft were applied with nothing more than vinyl tape. They only had to last a couple of flights. They sometimes didn't last an entire flight.
    As to the N number database, take a close look at the issue and cancellation dates...you will find a period between 1999 and 2008 for almost every one of them where the number is not active on an aircraft. That's the time period of the program...you will also note, if you chase thru the available photos on the web, that there are a number of them showing the aircraft in UAE markings, but with Arizona National Guard fin flashes and USAF serial numbers. UAE was a one-off production program that had a lot of FAA regs deemed to not apply.

    BTW...should you want to amuse yourself, you can go to F-16.net and chase thru all the 00-60xx serial numbers and see the N number every aircraft wore at one time.

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    Re: Replica home builts

    Quote Originally Posted by cvairwerks View Post
    Nope, not doctored at all...
    Looking at other pics there seems to be similar stuff going on with temporary numbering. The shots you posted seem to be at quite a distance. Maybe the pics were resized or processed to a different format? These things might make the pics look a bit manufactured. The weird way F16 canopies refract light makes the shots look even more artificial.

    Sorry about the hasty judgement.

    Rob

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    Re: Replica home builts

    Quote Originally Posted by cvairwerks View Post
    This might exceed the budget a little, but you'd rock the world in it:

    http://www.thenorthspin.com/photos_p...keith_r/12.jpg


    And yes, it carried an EAB airworthiness certificate.
    I can see them being registered experimental but not as EAB. I'm guessing it would have been experimental/research and development.

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    Re: Replica home builts

    I believe all experimental jets are exhibition. Homebuilt or other.

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    Re: Replica home builts

    Appreciate the posts. Thank you.

    I've always had a love affair with the 1928 Monocoupe 113 that hangs in the EAA museum.

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    Re: Replica home builts

    A Blériot XI would be very cool.

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    Re: Replica home builts

    Quote Originally Posted by pictsidhe View Post
    A Blériot XI would be very cool.
    And as "fun" to fly as the original, no doubt. I break a sweat just thinking about it. A lot of older airplanes flew in ways we'd very much consider "marginal" today. Caution is warranted in picking a really older design, especially for a novice pilot.
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    Re: Replica home builts

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Scrapper View Post
    Appreciate the posts. Thank you.

    I've always had a love affair with the 1928 Monocoupe 113 that hangs in the EAA museum.

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    If you’re interested in building two fuselages I’d be interested in doing two sets of wings (or whatever ratio of bits is fair). I don’t know if I could keep up with your pace but I adore early Monocoupes and I do have the chops to do aircraft wood.

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    Re: Replica home builts

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Scrapper View Post
    Appreciate the posts. Thank you.

    I've always had a love affair with the 1928 Monocoupe 113 that hangs in the EAA museum.

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    Me too - that one then Aeronca bathtub plane

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    Re: Replica home builts

    I wonder if a five cylinder Verner would pull this along?

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