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    Great story Wingwalker and thanks for sharing.
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    Cutlass RGs are also an undervalued model right now. Most people who want a 172 don't want the higher maintenance costs and complexity of a constant-speed prop and retractable gear. Most people who have "complex aircraft" experience want something larger and faster than a 172. A stone-reliable, high-wing four-seater that cruises at 140 knots is something I personally would love to own.

    Although, if we're talking aircraft in general, my dream plane is a Taylor Mini-Imp, “The nearest thing there is to a witch’s broomstick.”

    http://atomictoasters.com/2010/12/the-taylor-mini-imp/

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    I love the idea of a Retractable gear cessna in theory, but if I recall correctly the failure rate on the gear system in these planes was horrendous. As a kid I have seen more than one gear up landing of one where the rear main gears would not rotate around and just hung out there in the breeze like airplane testicles. They weren't all 172/182 RGs though, some were 210 centurions.
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    What is going on with 177 cardinal values?
    I did some work on one and thought it was a very cool plane.
    Don't remember them being much money.
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    build a Whitman tailwind

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    I just have a thing for these old Formula One race planes

    Strode Shoestring Formula 1 Reno Racer No Reserve | eBay
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaguar View Post
    I just have a thing for these old Formula One race planes

    Strode Shoestring Formula 1 Reno Racer No Reserve | eBay
    You'd have to rebuild it in the original yellow jacket paint job though:

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    Shoestring Pilot Report

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    Defiantly!
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    I keep telling you, you could build an entire VW powered Sonerai for the cost of a Formula 1 airplane engine.

    That plane hasn't flown since 1991. You'd have to replace literally everything. that $4K price tag? yeah you are paying for history and garage/hangar art at that point.

    Also, you should be looking at the trade-a-plane if you are looking for aircraft.

    Honestly get a license. Apparently Mooney prices have gutted since they stopped making aircraft so you can get 1960's mooney's for mid $30K. That's a bargain.
    Case in point:
    1963 Mooney M20C Aircraft for sale - Jason Nelson , - Trade-A-Plane Inventory ID 2068579
    1968 Mooney M20C Aircraft for sale - Las Vegas Aircraft Sales Lancaster, CA - Trade-A-Plane Inventory ID 2053320
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    We had a iceboat event last weekend and this taildragger dropped in.Name:  plane.jpg
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