Famous homebuilts !

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  1. Feb 17, 2011 #1

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    I'd have to nominate "Little Nellie" and the BD-5 both used in James Bond films.

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    I vote long eze and the cozy line.
     
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    I don’t know anything about gliders or motor gliders but that RF4D is a beautiful ship. I wonder if something similar could be made from aluminum? I’m a metal guy.

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    That is a slick plane. Simple and beautiful. Maybe I’ll waste some time this weekend drawing a metal version and doing a little math.

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    One of the pilots at my soaring club has an RF-4. Neat little ship!
     
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    The Dyke Delta by John Dyke user2614_pic962_1226972267.jpg
    and the rocket man suit built by Yves Rossy rocket-man-404_671117c.jpg rocket-man-suit.jpg rocket-man-suit-empty.jpg
     
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    NEAT LITTLE SHIP!!??!! I'm with RJW. That is a piece of art!
     
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    I have to nominate my all time favorite plane homebuilt by the Granville Brothers....
     

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    Famous to me is known by non aviation people. Spaceship One at the top.
     
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    Well then, there's the most famous homebuilt airplane of all time:

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    What about Curtiss Pitts' biplane? It started a whole bunch of people building homebuilt aerobatic airplanes. Looking through old Sport Aerobatics magazines, most of the competitions were full of Pitts designed planes.

    Hey, I even have one and it is a hoot to fly!

    Model Airplane News Cover for august, 1950

    Oh, BTW, the video caption is wrong. That is Betty Skelton flying but not in Little stinker, that is her previous plane. Notice how slow it rolls.

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