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best all around biplane 60-90 size????????

Old 06-17-2007, 05:15 PM
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Default best all around biplane 60-90 size????????

just wanted to ask what, in your opinion, is the best 60-90 size biplane?? now this could include best: looking, flying, aerobatic, kit or just best all around.

looking to get into a biplane and just thought i would see what you guys think is the best all around.

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Old 06-17-2007, 05:47 PM
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Andrews Aeromaster
Airtronics Acrostar
Goldberg Bucker Jungmann

All fly great, but all are no longer in production. They do show up on auctions.
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I second the Aeromaster also you can't beat the Goldberg Ultimate for flying performance.

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I think in that size class the GP Super Skybolt with an OS 91 4 stroke is the bomb. Great looking and a fantastic flyer.
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The Goldberg is the best flier hands down.

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Personally, Ultimates bore the HELL out of me. I'd go for the Super Skybolt, or the Sig Hog Bipe.

My favorite bipes? In order are:
Pica Waco
Pitts S2B
Midwest or plans built "SUPER" Stearman(I don't like the P17 Army version, but the yellow Navy versions are ok.)
Super Skybolt
Hog Bipe
Andrews Aeromaster
Smith Miniplane
BUSA Phaeton
Great Lakes Bipe
P6E
Bucker Jungman
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Fokker D7
Sopwith Pup
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Ultimate Biplanes (blah!)
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I like my Super Skybolt (favorite at the moment)
Also have and had a couple Ultimates (Love those too, they can do most aerobatic manuevers)
Any bipe is better than any single wing plane!! hehehehe

Murphy

P.s. also have ..........
Fokker DVII
SE5a
Tiger Moth
Unkown Biplane model designed/built by a friends brother.

Waiting for three nonths for the new GP Fokker DR1 ep (eternal backorder)[>:]
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I like the Ultimate
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I haven't seen the following mentioned yet:

Seagull .90 Ultimate
World Models Ultimate .90

For a first biplane, if you can find a Great Planes Tiger Moth ARF you would very likely be quite pleased with it. They just went out of production last year, but will often turn up still in stock at hobby stores or on E-Bay.

Easy build, great flying aircraft.
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Default RE: best all around biplane 60-90 size????????

When I opened this thread I thought everyone would be saying the hog bipe.

Its really a classic. It builds easy, has a classic look, bashes easily and is a good sport flyer.

If you are looking for something more acrobatic than I would go with the skybolt. That is one slick plane.

So if you want a good Sunday sport flyer thats low stress go for the sig. If you want more performance I would choose the skybolt.
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I have a Bel Air 60 that flies very nice. It to is out of prduction. The Andrews Aeromaster has to be one of the best.
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ORIGINAL: jetmech05

I like the Ultimate

I have a question for all you Ultimate folks. How are they to land? Can you slow down to a reasonable speed, or do you need to keep the speed up to prevent stalling? Been toying with the notion of getting one, but i don't want something that needs to be "smoked" down.

Bruce
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They are very gentle to land. Very easy to fly however you wish to fly. But they still bore the HELL o\ut of me. Everyone has one. It has made it generic.

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