John where are you based? I have a friend with a 7 at Lachute, CSE4.
Tailwheel is a blast. I have no interest in trike geared airplanes after learning how to fly one. And it gives you the opportunity to experience so many neat old airplanes (champs, cubs, biplanes etc etc). I have been told that it takes most people 8 to 10 hrs to solo from never having flown an airplane, and it is the same for trike gear or tailwheel. Lots of people still learn to fly on them.
My Dad soloed the Harvard (T-6) in 10 hrs at 18 yrs old, like all the other cadets, and that was a bear of an airplane.
RV 4, with an engine...and other stuff
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