Originally Posted by Mel
Yeah, but L-19 works pretty well too.
A long while back CrystalAire, CA had 3 Bird Dogs as tow planes.
A new owner found they were worth more to private owners as low cost war birds than as working tow planes. He sold them and bought Pawnees.
I'm sure the cost differential has only increased over the the years. I never did like the L-19 tows, for some reason the glider always got a potential wing down slamming from the propwash, more than the Pawnees. Perhaps it was from the higher stance?
As Bruce said earlier, the quickest tow plane was a 450 HP Stearman, the worse I had was a French Rallye.