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    Look at what i found on the tcraft website


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    "...oh yeah, my t-craft flies as good as any ole SuperCub..."

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    Hey, it flies, has bushwheels and sips at 4gph. It's so cheap a caveman, errrr college student can do it. Plus now that my brakes actually work I can actually make it into 300ft gravel bars.

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    I have a hard time not loving the t craft i bought it in college and doing 4gph ever since 2 years total....

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    The military tandem is an honorary Cub!

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    you all forget taylor designed the cub NOT piper so that makes piper a honorary Taylorcraft
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Avon View Post
    you all forget taylor designed the cub NOT piper so that makes piper a honorary Taylorcraft
    Funny!
    While we are on the topic of tcarts and videos, I recently finished this one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6rrb3qS05A
    Footage is from a couple summers ago, but finally got around to editing it a month ago.
    Last edited by alaskadrifter; 01-27-2012 at 12:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swoeric View Post
    Hey, I know that guy.
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    Whoever designed it, I'm waiting to see the T-craft that truly rivals Cub performance. I would love to see someone do it. There is alot of potential in a T-crate, for sure.

    I know of a project that is NOT a wrapped up ball. The wings are aluminum ribs, and still together, no fabric. The fuselage is on gear and NOT bent, fabric off. The price is so low that a guy could have a fresh T-crate for about the price of the covering.....it's set that low! All the parts are there except the engine.

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    Dave my pre war bl/bc65 weighs 796 with 26in bush wheels disk brakes ak bush 3200 tail wheel shoulder harness and 24gl of gas flew this afternoon its a 65 hp did short take off less then200 ft oh I weigh 290 landing 300 with out using brakes may not be quite as good as a cub but it only cost me 17500 with a 17 hr engine 6 years ago and will cruise 105 mph with 26s

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskadrifter View Post
    It's so cheap a caveman, errrr college student can do it.
    Disagree from personal experience!
    Proud owner of a collection of airplane pieces (sometimes in one big piece) known as the Oklahoma Kid.

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    4gph at $3-5/gal is only about $12-20 hour for gas. Cheap as a movie with popcorn and soda.

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    great analogy, 'drifter. DAVE

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    Flew my Tcart from Austin to Death Valley and messed all around down there for a couple days, then flew over to Lone Pine for fuel. It was a total of 7.5 flight hours, filled it up and took 20.0 gallons. That's 2.6 gal/hr, and still had over an hour of fuel left.. Can't do that in my Cub..
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    Yeah....but did you run the engine the whole way.... or soar like the videos I've seen.

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