Taylor Monoplane

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  1. Jun 4, 2009 #1

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    Hey guys

    For those of you who don't subscribe to " KITPLANES" magazine, the July issue has a real nice cover story on the all wood Taylor Monoplane.

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    Kitplanes... It has moved away from scratch built a bit and more toward kit aircraft since its first issue, but it's still a great publication. I can't tell you how many people I've turned on to them. If only I could get paid for the salesmanship!

    Bruce :)
     
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    I read the article and thought that Taylor Monoplane would be almost the ideal sportplane. Open cockpit, cheap to maintain.
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    The article really made me look closely at the Taylor. I'm 6'-1" and the 18" wide cockpit might be a tight squeeze.
     
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    I wish I could say Iv'e flown one. I suppose I'll have to add that to my list as well. From what I gather the owners are pretty dedicated. If I'm not mistaken the KR-1 and KR-2 has it's roots from the Taylor. When you read the article, look at the photos, and read the stats it does seem to be a real nice sport airplane. Adding a couple inches to the fuselage width wouldn't be a big deal, many Pietenpol folks add to the width to accomodate modern size pilots.

    One thing for sure, it really looks nice in red. Of course what plane doesn't.....

    Oh yea Youtube has a couple of videos if anyone is interested.

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    I dig the green paint on the interior, it looks pretty cool like that.

    Mike
     
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    That colour is typical of all British wooden aeroplanes going back to the dawn of aviation - I used to hate it! But it has grown on me and now anything else just looks wrong.

    I have seen many Taylors in England, a very popular design and it seems a well proven one. Never heard of any issue with it. That it was supposedly stressed to 9g is new to me, but it is not approved for aerobatics over there. But they tend to be a little over-conservative there.
     
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    That's interesting, about the green paint. It's funny you mentioned the 9G rating, when I first read that I thought it was a typo.

    Mike
     
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    As an alternative, a friend of mine had "naked lady" wallpaper lining the inside of his cockpit. :gig:

    Bruce :)
     
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    I dig that to Bruce:ban::ban::ban:



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