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Old Jan 30, 2013, 01:39 PM
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Years ago I mounted a Fox .50 engine along with a Fox tuned pipe muffler onto a low wing Quickie 500 that I had built. I also put in retracts as well. Granted I could have used a faster engine, but at the time it didn't matter. Anyway I almost lost it once when I took the plane way out in one direction, turned around and had it do three slow rolls. By then it was way off out the other direction and I blinked and lost sight of it. I started to panic, but had the presence of mind to pull up on the stick and see what happens, and I saw the wing, so I could get it back then.

So maybe they aren't all that fast but they can be "fast enough" though.
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