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SarDragon
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« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2017, 03:55:44 PM »

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« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2017, 10:34:07 AM »

Since most of the CAP Flying missions do not require buckets of speed, and have a great need for eyeballing the outside world the current mix of aircraft is just wrong.  CAP would best be served by looking back at low and slow.  The old 'L' series aircraft, the ones that were made for observation.  L-5, L-13, L-15, L-16, L-21.  For "heavy" lift the L-20.   Of course it must be recognized that a strong training program would have to be instituted as the majority of current pilots are not qualified to operate these types of aircraft.
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« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2017, 12:45:49 AM »

Sure, the tail draggers have a kool factor, but where are you going to get 200+ airworthy airframes of the types you spoke of?
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« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2017, 10:30:56 AM »

Sure, the tail draggers have a kool factor, but where are you going to get 200+ airworthy airframes of the types you spoke of?

CubCrafters, Yakima, WA?  http://cubcrafters.com  Their modern super cub has a respectable useful load, a wide airspeed envelope that offers slower safe search airspeeds, and excellent scanner visibility.  I bet several western Wings would be receptive to testing these airframes.  :)
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« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2017, 10:49:59 PM »

Sure, the tail draggers have a kool factor, but where are you going to get 200+ airworthy airframes of the types you spoke of?

CubCrafters, Yakima, WA?  http://cubcrafters.com  Their modern super cub has a respectable useful load, a wide airspeed envelope that offers slower safe search airspeeds, and excellent scanner visibility.  I bet several western Wings would be receptive to testing these airframes.  :)

That seating configuration makes it difficult to fly searches, though. Pilot and observer should be on the same panel.
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