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#1 Jon Matcho

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 11:35 AM

When running a weekend errand a while ago, I decided to take a quick detour to visit the local airport.  I don't know anyone at this airport beyond a flight instructor, but it's always nice to sit for a while and watch airplanes.

 

On my way out I passed a lone hangar that I'd never seen open before.  Out of the corner of my eye I thought I recognized the telltale signs of the back-end of a canard aircraft (two vertical stabilizers, pusher prop in the back, etc.)  I circled back and sure enough it was a canard, but this canard was different.  It had two engines in the back!

 

Feeling like a local airport bum, I got out of my car and introduced myself to the gentleman working on the aircraft.  It turns out that it's one of the first -- if not the first -- customer-built and flying Velocity V-Twin.  We talked canards for a while, I found out he was a local mayor, and then I had to leave him to it before I wore out my welcome.

 

It's amazing to me that this plan is (a) on this airport that I thought was a bit too short for canards, and (b) just 6 minutes from my house!

 

 

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#2 Barry

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 01:55 PM

That's a pretty airplane. Wonder how many are flying...



#3 TMann

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 03:43 PM

Wonder how many are flying...

 

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#4 Barry

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 11:29 AM

Thanks. Might be a bit pricey for me...



#5 Jon Matcho

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 12:19 PM

Thanks. Might be a bit pricey for me...

 

Same here, that's why I chose a Cozy Mark IV for a 4-place / 2-place w/baggage.  Ante is $500 for plans.  Change your mind a year later and you can sell them for $350.


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#6 Voidhawk9

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 10:17 PM

The single-fin Twin Velo didn't appeal to me visually at first, but it's growing on me... not that I have any intention of ever owning one. :) Still, a sweet aircraft.


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#7 deftone

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 12:24 AM

Seen one at OSH last year, they are great looking aircraft! Not sure I could justify the $$$ though. 



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 03:44 AM

Nice and tidy. Don't want one. :) 


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