I'm pessimistic about the taildraggers but optimistic about the nosewheels (stock Sonerai gear is too short). Glen Bradly is flying the socks off of the prototype 5 heavily loaded with no problem at all. This is done with the new Revmaster engine.
This plane made me drool in high school. How did it fly? Here is Flying Magazine flight review.
BJC the PDQ Is on my to build list. My Dad had a new set of prints from the 60's and I have been gathering material for the build for a couple of years now. From what I've read and heard it was a good flying a/c but I think I remember something about the t tail caused some grief?? but man that was nearly 50 years agoAttention don january:
Your signature line seems to indicate that you built or owned a PDQ.
Please tell me how it flew. I have always been intrigued by the PDQ, but have wondered about the high thrust line.
Both! The original Johnson 125 at the museum in Athens, TN is a homebuilt. I remember seeing it in the mid '90's. Put google to work and found there were a handful of certified Johnson Rocket 185's built. Probably somewhat rare to find one flying??I thought the Johnson Rocket was a certified airplane...Not a homebuilt.?
Yep I hear you on that. Is Your Grob 109 and A or B model? There is a nice one for sale in HI right now..I don't fly cross country or aerobatics. Nothing beats a long engine off, no vibration glide to landing in a motor glider.
Open cockpit and light single seat would be nice.