Aeroplane Monthly 1980-11
H.Levy - Oshkosh'80
Dr Bill Hosper’s Boeing B-17, N3701G, was one of three B-17s flying at the show.
A rare sight in the 1980s, three Boeing B-17s in the air together.
Martin Caidin, parachutist, commercial pilot and author, reclining against his lovingly-restored Junkers Ju-52
The Mace Scorchy is a BD-5 conversion powered by a 75 h.p. Revmaster 2100D engine. Normal cruising speed of the Scorchy is 150 m.p.h.
Four Beech Staggerwings make a neat flypast.
Back to basics, a Piper Cub about to land on the back of a travelling truck.
A Curtiss Silver Streak 1912 Pusher reproduction.
Easy Riser (top) and Eipper Quicksilver.
Three canards from the Rutan Aircraft Factory, the Vari Viggen (top), Defiant and LongEz.
The 34ft span Mitchell U-2 Super Wing is available in kit form and it is claimed that it can be built in about 350hr with normal hand tools.
The two Weedhopper variants flying at Oshkosh were the Standard, with 28ft wing span, and the Soaring Wing Weedhopper, with 34ft wing span.
The beautifully restored Laird Super Resolution of the 1950s
Another half-scale WAR design is Richard Schaper's Corsair, built over two winters and costing $10,000 to complete.
The Viking Dragonfly looking like a Rutan Quickie.
The beautifully proportioned EOS, designed by Fred Smith and built by Frederick-Ames, has now completed more than 100hr of flight testing and plans and kits are now available.
Jim Stewart’s weird and wonderful JD-3 Puffin ultra-light should be ready to fly in October 1980. Powered by two 9 h.p. West Bend engines the Puffin will have a wing span of 34ft 6in. On one engine the Puffin will have a range of seven hours.
Another view of Gil Hallquist's superb half-scale P-47D Thunderbolt. His aircraft is 4in deeper than the WAR plans and is powered by a 108 h.p. Lycoming, giving a maximum speed of 195 m.p.h.
The first WAR half-scale P-47D Thunderbolt to fly to date. It cost Gil Hallquist $8,000 and took four years to build. The first flight took place in February this year.
Pterodactyl Fledgling
Pterodactyl Fledgling
Sky Sports Humbug
ACT Ibis