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Turd Ferguson

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That round firewall looks prime for a Verner too.
That would be great to have something in the 100hp range turning ~2000 rpm ! !
There was at least one (maybe 2) Model 8A's that were retrofitted with a Ken Royce radial. The last time I saw N45707 (below) would have been in the mid '90's (have a snapshot pic somewhere) so not sure of it's status today but since they were originally designed for a radial engine, it's no wonder they look good in that config ! !
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Ctyankee

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45707 was sold in the last year to a new owner. There is at least one Verner powered clip wing project in the works right now.
 

Kyle Boatright

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That would be great to have something in the 100hp range turning ~2000 rpm ! !
There was at least one (maybe 2) Model 8A's that were retrofitted with a Ken Royce radial. The last time I saw N45707 (below) would have been in the mid '90's (have a snapshot pic somewhere) so not sure of it's status today but since they were originally designed for a radial engine, it's no wonder they look good in that config ! !
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One of those lives near me. I was flying back from Aircraft Spruce one day and it was 500' below me on a parallel course. "Look! A Luscombe. Wait a minute, it's got a round engine." It took a little internet sleuthing to firm up the fact that I hadn't seen a mirage.
 

Pops

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The Luscombe does a great job with the little C-65 engine. Same for the T-Craft. But for some reason, everytime I fly a Luscombe I keep thinking, "this is just like driving a Model A Ford car ". Not so with the T-Craft.
 
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