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    Help identifying twin engine swap meet purchase

    Can anyone tell me what plane this is? I bought it at a swap meet for 30 bucks and the seller didn't know muchVoice about it. It looks really cool though with the huge radial cowls. It has no rudders which seems like a problem waiting to happen witha twin, so i will have to do some minor surgery to fix that. Regardless, it looks like a really fun plane to fly. Thanks for any help!
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    RE: Help identifying twin engine swap meet purchase

    ... looks like a kit bashed f7 tiger cat .... bo

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    RE: Help identifying twin engine swap meet purchase

    It is a Grumman XP-50 Skyrocket. Only one was ever built. The prototype crashed shortly after takeoff due to an explosion in one of the turbo-superchargers. Project was cancelled shortly after that.

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    RE: Help identifying twin engine swap meet purchase

    Thanks for the reply! Just looked it up on wikipedia. I'm thinking about using 2 46ax's on it. Should be a rocket.

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    RE: Help identifying twin engine swap meet purchase

    definietly the grumman skyrocket. Yes rudders would be a good thing and maybe even enlarge those vert stabs

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    RE: Help identifying twin engine swap meet purchase

    XP-50 - a tricycle gear variant of the XF5F.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_XP-50

    Rudders are a bit of a "necessity"...


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