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Hephaestus

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That stewart headwind looks fun too :)
 

Marc W

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I saw that CX4 when it was under construction about 5 years ago. It pains me to see that the builder isn't able to enjoy it. He was flying a Spacewalker 2 at the time. He said the Spacewalker was very blind on final.
 

Dana

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Screaming deal on a Starduster:

 

Marc W

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Some specs I found say it stalls at 50 mph so maybe. How wide is the cockpit? I don't know if a low time taildragger pilot has any business in it either.

It is an attractive little airplane and it is hard to ignore!
 

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I had plenty of room in the cockpit, but I'm FAA standard size. How deep you sit in the cockpit took some getting used to, though. You need solid tailwheel skills, but by all accounts it's easier than a Pitts, which I've never flown. Getting a Pitts checkout is a common way to prepare for any of the small sport biplanes. I had a fair amount of tailwheel time, most of it in a T-Craft 30 years ago, and more recently around 200 hours in a Kolb Ultrastar ultralight and a Fisher FP404 biplane (near ultralight). The Starduster took everything I had at first, but was much better after fixing the landing gear.
 
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