Grumman Tiger, good bad and ugly

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by Groundpounder, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. FastEddieB

    FastEddieB Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Or a Wilga?

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  2. jsstevens

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    I like the capabilities but not the esthetics...
     
  3. Arnold

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    I find Ercoupe's "cute" and I actually love the art deco aesthetics of the Sea Bee. Especially the shiny metal ones. The Wilga has a certain rugged, in your face machismo that I also appreciate. I guess I can find something to like about the appearance of all aircraft. I'm hopeless.
     
  4. SixPapaCharlie

    SixPapaCharlie May the force be with you

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    More planes need 3 engines and viewing bubbles on the empennage and rudder

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    There's plain ugly, and then there's so ugly it's truly interesting. I put the Wilga in the latter category.
     
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    Undamaged? Dunno...looks like the vertical stab is bent forward. ;)
     
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    I like the little Ercoupe.. with care and feeding, one day it will grow into a mighty P-38.
     
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    Mooney PILOTS are known for prop strikes, it ain’t the plane’s fault.
     
  9. jsstevens

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    Or a B-25. Or even (with lots of feeding) a B-24!
     
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  10. Ed Haywood

    Ed Haywood Pre-takeoff checklist

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    My issue with the Ercoupe ain't the looks. It is the lack of a rudder in most of them. As a taildragger guy, that just shakes me to my core.
     
  11. Rcmutz

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    Boy! Has this thread gone off track!
     
  12. woodchucker

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    Actually, it really isn’t. At least it’s still SEL.

    I haven’t flown our club Tiger since December. It’s almost a travesty. I like that aircraft more than the others by far. Although the new to the club Cherokee is nice.
     
  13. Ed Haywood

    Ed Haywood Pre-takeoff checklist

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    That can happen over a 3 year period.
     
  14. 1RTK1

    1RTK1 Cleared for Takeoff

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    That can happen in a 3 post period...:)
     
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    farmrjohn Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Actually they all have rudders, just most don't need rudder pedals due to the coordinated controls.
     
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