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Old May 06, 2002, 08:33 AM
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Actually, in defense of the Zero many of the guys using it are coming directly off a Tiger Moth or something similar. I think the threads would be even longer if they selected the Sukhoi. I know they would be longer if they selected the Sporty. Wattage learned a lot from the Sporty and the Sukhoi's the result. The Sporty's sold as S280 geared. Badly underpowered and very prone to tip stalls. It's biggest saving grace is that it's designed to go fast (0,0 incidence), the Zero's been getting a bad rap because GWS tried to cover all the bases and make it work fast or slow (S280, S300). The problem with that is when you make a slow plane fast and change nothing but the drive you've got an airframe that needs a load of down trim to handle the speed.

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