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Texas STOL Roundup Sept 29-Oct 1, 2017

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  • #16
    Originally posted by schu

    I think a bearhawk can do what a 180 can do, which is good, but it seems clear to me that it's not more airplane, at least not enough more, that a good pilot won't more than make up the difference.

    As for "If there is ever a contest that also includes cruise speed, we'll probably beat everyone." I doubt that too, every 180 I've been in does 130kts, and the hotrod ones go 140kts.

    Don't get me wrong, I love the bearhawk, and I'm happily building one, and I think they are a nice flying and safe airplane, but I'm not expecting more than 180 performance out of mine. I'll be thrilled if I'm wrong.
    Same here.
    I'm a Tapatalk user so I can't see your "comment"


    • #17
      I think the Patrol would show up pretty well in the results, if cruise speed is factored into the mix. It is a LOT faster than the super-short takeoff and landing experimental cubs that usually take the prize. And if I can't get into a landing strip in a Patrol, I probably couldn't do it in one of those $200,000 custom jobs, either! The airplane is probably a LOT more capable than THIS pilot, anyway!
      Jim Parker
      Farmersville, TX (NE of Dallas)
      Patrol Quick-Build Serial # P312