Steve Wolf Samson

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  1. Apr 7, 2018 #21

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    I don’t know about the aerobatic capability of either engine. Steve has said that Samsonite Mite is not for aerobatics, but is intended to be a fun flying neat little classic looking radial powered biplane. I fully expect to see some positive g maneuvers - loops and barrel rools - though.


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  2. Apr 7, 2018 #22

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    From the manufacturer Verner engines are not intended for aerobatics. But it seems that hasn't put a damper on the Samson Mite. For sure I'm looking forward to seeing it at Sun N Fun myself. Just have to get there first.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2018 #23

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    That is awesome......it reminds me of a picture of a Knight Twister with a radial cowling hiding a 4-cyl Lycoming......

    Would rather have that radial under the hood on any day.

    Hopefully he makes it out here for Copper State.
     
  4. May 23, 2018 #24

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    There is a nice article on the Verner in the June 2018 Kitplanes.


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  5. May 24, 2018 #25

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    I think it just crashed. I'm working so someone should check but it came across Facebook feed
     
  6. May 24, 2018 #26

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    Pilot survived. I got confirmation it did go do down
     
  7. May 24, 2018 #27

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    Again?
     
  8. May 24, 2018 #28

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    I just got back from Steve’s hangar. All of their airplanes were in the hangar. None showed any damage. Neither Kathy nor Steve was there, so I don’t know if there was a non-damaging forced landing, but the Mite was in the back of the hangar, cowling on, no oil dripping.


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    edit: Could it be this one https://www.flyingmag.com/samson-biplane-replica-to-return-to-airshow-circuit rather than the Mite?
     
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    I think it was the big Samson that flipped. Not the new one.
     
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    Big Sampson
     
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    I think to add to the pain, the airplane had just been repatriated, and only been back for a month in the US.
     
  13. Jul 7, 2018 #33

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    Samson Mite with Verner.
    B0E6A756-8386-467A-AB14-AE4B13522ECC.jpg C0255FC3-C28E-4091-A604-652AB4F36CA5.jpg


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    Oh, heck yes! Congrats to Steve!
     
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    Steve has a nice article about Samson Mite in the latest Sport Aviation.


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    That is a cute airplane!
     

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