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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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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.
 

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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.
 

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I think it just crashed. I'm working so someone should check but it came across Facebook feed
 

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I think it just crashed. I'm working so someone should check but it came across Facebook feed
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 to add to the pain, the airplane had just been repatriated, and only been back for a month in the US.
 

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Congratulations to homebuilder par excellence and former airshow pilot Steve Wolf for this acknowledgement of his accomplishments.


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ICAS Foundation Announces 2019 Inductees into Air Show Hall of Fame
October 29th, 2019

The International Council of Air Shows Foundation will induct wingwalker Teresa Stokes, air boss Wayne Boggs and aircraft designer/builder Steve Wolf into the Air Show Hall of Fame on Thursday, December 12, according to ICAS Foundation Hall of Fame Selection Committee Chair Dale Drumright.
https://www.airshows.aero/News/ID/532
https://www.airshows.aero/News/ID/532
After just two weeks of practice, Teresa Stokes began her wingwalking career in 1988. Since then, she has become widely known as among the world’s finest practitioners of this unusual and elegant art form. Over three decades, she has used a unique blend of grace, artistry and athleticism to entertain and inspire millions of air show fans throughout the United States and Canada.
https://www.airshows.aero/News/ID/532
https://www.airshows.aero/News/ID/532
For nearly 30 years, Wayne Boggs has helped to define what it means to be an effective air show air boss in North America. In addition to providing air boss services at shows from Key West to Oshkosh and from New York City to southern California, Boggs has helped to teach future generations of air bosses through his work as an ICAS instructor.
https://www.airshows.aero/News/ID/532
https://www.airshows.aero/News/ID/532
An accomplished and highly-respected aerobatic pilot and air show performer in his own right, Steve Wolf is best known for the work he has done to build and modify aircraft to make them even better aerobatically. From Delmar Benjamin’s Gee-Bee R-2 and Jim Wright’s Hughes H-1 replicas to Jimmy Franklin’s 600hp Waco biplane and Bobby Younkin’s Samson to Sean Tucker’s innovative biplane wings and Kyle Franklin’s Demon-1 “Dracula,” Wolf has been at the forefront of innovative air show aircraft design for nearly 35 years.
https://www.airshows.aero/News/ID/532
https://www.airshows.aero/News/ID/532
Stokes, Boggs and Wolf become the 68th, 69th and 70th inductees into the prestigious ICAS Foundation Air Show Hall of Fame and join an exclusive fraternity of air show legends that includes Bob Hoover, Art Scholl, Paul Poberezny, Leo Loudenslager, Duane Cole, Curtis Pitts, Charlie Hillard, John Mohr, Gene Soucy and Jimmy Franklin.
 
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