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Derswede

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TerryM76

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I spit tea all over my keyboard when I saw Harley Davidson and 125 hp on the same data plate. I can't imagine a sub 100 hp engine trying to drag a 3000 pound plane around on the backside of the drag curve. The pooch pulling the Grinch's loaded sleigh came to mind.
That thing should be hanging from the ceiling of a Crackerbarrel or put the right wheels on it to run on that "twin silver line", sort of a steam-punk flying locomotive.
 

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Might have used a Buell engine, some of those do rather well in HP. 145 hp or so if I remember right.

And of course, I have to finish off with a joke.

How do we know that James Bond rode a Harley??

His martinis were always shaken, not stirred.

Wonder how long that STOL bird could handle the shaking of a V-Twin?
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TerryM76

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This one was previously listed several months ago for $3000, I posted it on this thread, and now it's listed again at 2500. The engine alone is worth this price. Somebody will get a pretty good bargain here, unless it's all rusted to s**t and termite-eaten.

Stits Flut-R-Bug with A-65

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/avo/d/stits-flutterbug-project-and/7039123519.html
Hmmmm......VB, you know I need an A-65 for my Luscombe project......I would eventually go broke if I hang around you too much. Still need to sell property out here soon and then I can support my bad habits again.
 

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TerryM76

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Wow, that Iskra was a steal! I hope the winning bidder came through with real money.
Iskras really have a distinctive and appealing appearance compared to the other jet trainers we often see available......too bad I can't afford to feed it.....or maybe it's a good thing. It would be fun to just light it up and enjoy that mellow turbine sound and smell. I'm sure my neighbors would love it too...
 

Turd Ferguson

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Here's an unusual find...mobile aircraft hangars!
https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/avo/d/princeton-port-port-hangars/7038149307.html
I have seen these from a distance while going to and from the state park nearby. I didn't realize they could be hitched up and hauled off! Sounds like they need to be moved soon. If I had a place to park one, I would take a closer look.
I had a Port-o-Port hangar for several yrs. in the '90's. It was a pretty good shelter. They can't be towed very far (maybe to the other side of the airport) but can be disassembled and loaded on a truck or trailer. The framework bolts together. Those springs on the center overhead door break with regularity but I found the company that took over parts support and they seem to have an unlimited supply of springs.
 

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Iskras really have a distinctive and appealing appearance compared to the other jet trainers...
They are tough too. Many years ago we pulled one out of a muddy bean field with a tow strap and a 4x4 pickup. The owner had made a forced landing after flaming the engine out doing acro and put it in a freshly planted field. We winched it up on a flatbed truck and towed it about 10 miles to the airport, washed off 50# of mud, gave it an inspection and found it was good to go. There was no damage. I've never seen a Temco TT Pinto jet up close so I'm curious if the Iskra is a carbon copy or was beefed up in any way other than engine power.
 
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