Over the Mountains in a 1940 Taylorcraft

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  1. VanDy

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    Picked up a 1940 Taylorcraft in Washington State, and Delivered it to Arkansas, here is a quick video of some of the highlights

     
  2. Capt. Geoffrey Thorpe

    Capt. Geoffrey Thorpe Touchdown! Greaser!

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    You don't need the [yt] tags any more . Just paste the whole URL.

     
  3. VanDy

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    took me a couple ttries, thanks!!
     
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    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Sweet! First taildragger I flew was a T-craft. Fun airplanes.
     
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    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    How many miles and how long did it take? Probably had some tailwind this time of the year?
     
  6. VanDy

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    Thanks!! I learned to fly in one, and still have it in the family!
     
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    no tailwind for me, I averaged about 40MPH the first day, it was about 1400 nm, 5 days of flying and 24 hours of flight time. A long trip!!
     
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    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Wow that does make for a long trip. Thought you might've had some help from the wind.
     
  9. VanDy

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    i always get a headwind!! lol
     
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    Nice. Brings back memories of the '41 T-Craft I once owned. Did a lot of stupid things in that airplane and somehow survived.
     
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    Awesome video. I’d love an old T-craft.
     
  12. OkieFlyer

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    Very cool!!! Kind of crazy that it took that long in any airplane. That's quite a trip.
     
  13. Zeldman

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    Wow... Cool flight..!!! I bet that was a ton of fun...!!!!
     
  14. BillTIZ

    BillTIZ Final Approach

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    Route?
    List of stops?