Steve Wolf Samson

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  1. Mar 27, 2017 #1

    Little Scrapper

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    For those interested Steve has finished his Samson and test flown it with success. Many of us have been following it on Facebook in our private groups etc. It's a beautiful airplane.
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    Saw Steve last night - he, rightfully, was all grins.

    The airplane is a 0.7 scale Pitts Samson, with a Rotac 150 HP engine.


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    Nice, I'd like to see it fly. The big Samson was an impressive plane
     
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    Wow, I couldn't tell from the photo - it looked like a full size Samson to me - and I was going to ask if he was still working on the Samson Mite! But that IS the Samson Mite, very cool.
     
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    He really did a nice job. It needs a ring though.
     
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    That is SWEET..It does need a ring I agree with Little Scrapper. I thought he just left it off to test run it and fly it for the first time. If he flies this to Oshkosh I believe we are looking at an award winner right there. I would love to see this in person. I wish I had just a small portion of those building skills.

    Thanks for sharing. Very Awesome.

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    It looks good in the air, and sounds even better.

    Steve said that he likes the looks with the little radial out in the open, but eventually will build a ring.

    Samson had a 450 P&W; Samson Mite has a 150 Rotec.

    Samson Mite is a 0.7 scale Samson.


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  8. Mar 28, 2017 #8

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    BJC, did you get a chance to see the inside of the cockpit?
     
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    I haven't seen it since it was finished.


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    Anyone hnow how to stop the forum from rotating portrait iphone photos upon upload?


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    In your phone just crop it a little and it will upload straight. Thanks for the photo by the way.
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    I love the basic panel. I was hoping for this. I'm really impressed with this biplane.
     
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    Samsite Mite Start Up

    [video=youtube_share;y8U4UFi6TVo]https://youtu.be/y8U4UFi6TVo[/video]
     
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    Samson Mite Take Off

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    Samson Mite Fly By

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    Recall that Steve had a Rotec on the Samson Mite until the reduction gear failed. The Verner that replaced it has more HP plus a cowling but still came out lighter. Current empty weight is 700 pounds. With the light weight and a 23012 airfoil, it gets off very quickly, and has an impressive climb.


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    I want one!!
     
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    Me too!
     
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    Steve and Samson Mite will be at the Verner booth at Sun n Fun. Stop by, meet Scaledbirdscott, Steve, and check out a really nice new airplane. FYI, Samson Mite has new (different) propeller that lets the engine rev higher. Top speed has incresed by 10 MPH.


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    The Rotec isn't rated for aerobatics though, right? Is the Verner?
     

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