On the topic of commuting

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    C.G. Taylor was a nice man. Sometime in the mid 70's I sat in the shade under a wing and talked to him for an hour or so at OSH.
     
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    If you do replace the C-172 do not put so much emphasis on the nose wheel requirement. If you own the tail wheel you will learn to fly it, respect it and love it.
     
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    No yoke and tail wheels. That does it, no Beech 18 or DC3 for me. I do get, not in a Tailwind.

    Nose gear is worth a loss of about 5 mph over tail draggers in the RV and Tailwind worlds. Always trade offs.
     
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    Now you went and bust my bubble. :) Skydiving club had the hanger next door to my hanger at I-18 for close to 20 years and had a B-18 and I got to fly it once in a while. I loved that old B-18 and helped maintaining it all of those years. Wish I could afford one and the bill for operating it. Make a nice family airplane. My wife would be able to take everything including the kitchen sink with her when traveling so she would be a happy camper.

    Always wanted to get checked out in a DC-3. Darn, I love to many airplanes. I understand when someone ask a man why he had 10 airplanes and his answers was "I can't afford 11 " .

    Last I knew that B-18 was in Canada on floats. I could pick it out of other B-18's because it got damaged 2 times and I know a lot of the rivets.
     
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    Just after I win the Mega Bucks Lottery, all of you guys can meet me at Oshkosh, and we’ll go for a ride in my Howard 500.


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    Easy to say, but a Swift has both, is a blast to fly (with a proper engine), and would make a better IFR platform than any of the RVs except the 10 and maybe the 9 & 14.

    Having owned/flown both slower and faster a/c, I'd find it really hard to do that 600 mile commute on a regular basis in a 130 mph a/c. Hundred $ hamburger runs are fine in almost any plane, but at 600 miles, an extra 50-60 mph cruise speed really makes a difference.

    Charlie
    ~200 hrs in a 200HP Swift (VFR) & about 800 in various RVs (also VFR)
     
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    Anyone looking for a Swift project (with sticks, Cont. IO-360, aux. fuel tanks) PM me.


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