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Old 12-05-2018, 02:25 PM
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Default Is your other plane a bush plane?

As an addendum to my 'Would you build an RV-Super Cub?' document that I'm gathering signatures for to see if there is interest, my friend Jay Pratt told me today another of our local RV circle has began construction of a Rans S-21 bush plane (Don C). Jay asked what I thought about a poll regarding people who own a 2nd airplane. Sounds like a good idea. Hoping to get a rough idea of the percentages....

Here is the question:

*IF* you are building or fly an RV AND*IF* you own an additional plane, is that additional plane (or one of the additional planes if you own more) what would be considered a 'bush plane'? A J-3 or a Champ would be an example...as would a C170/C180 (high wing / taildragger).

If you're flying an RV and building a bush plane that would be a yes. Same in reverse....flying a bush plane and building an RV.

Basically trying to see roughly what percentage of VAF readers have some 'bush plane genes' in them in addition to their obvious 'RV gene'. ;^)

Yes or no?
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:35 PM
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If Van's ever comes out with a C170/172 bush plane, I'm going to put down my welding torch and pick up my rivet gun and start putting my RV-bush plane together tomorrow!

I need a 2+2 bush plane, another two seater won't cut it for me. Sorry Doug.
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:50 PM
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Had an experimental SuperCub and sold it last spring to build the Aircam on amph. float. Going to Brunswick , ME. in a few days to pick up my new Clamar floats ( their new manufacturing shop location). I think I'm set number 2 out of there.
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Old 12-05-2018, 03:31 PM
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In the first post, it's considered a bush plane, but I'd only call it a quasi-bush plane. I've flown mine to some interesting places that certainly look like "bush" places. But it doesn't have the big tires, vortex generators, and heck, the rear seat is still installed. It certainly can't successfully use the tiny places that the very serious short-field aircraft use, and nobody will ever mistake it for a helicopter. It has a respectable cruise speed and has gone to both borders and both coasts.

I fly the 1955 Cessna 180, "Big Hammer."



Guess I should mark the poll yes, huh? [ed. Absolutely!]

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Old 12-05-2018, 04:13 PM
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Restoring a 1958 Champ, very different than building the RV. Good champ group on Google for VAF like advice and assistance.

Champ is for the other end of the spectrum flying and am hoping to fly Idaho back country again (and maybe Alaska)
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Old 12-05-2018, 04:20 PM
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When built, it will be.

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Old 12-05-2018, 04:20 PM
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I have a 1948 ("ragwing") Cessna 170, similar to David's post above it is considered a bush plane per the first post.

It has a climb prop so it does pretty well (in climb, not cruise!), but certainly nothing like the true STOL guys.
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Old 12-05-2018, 06:44 PM
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RV kit designed for floats or skis sign me up! J3 currently filling that role, but would be nice to have something a bit more modern that goes faster than 80mph!

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Old 12-05-2018, 06:47 PM
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Yes, I have an RV12 and plan on building a Rans S21 with the same panel as the 12 and a Barrett IO360.
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:26 PM
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Have an RV-7, building a Bearhawk Patrol
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