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Sprunga
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Pawnee?

Postby Sprunga » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:09 pm

I think this plane started its life as a Pawnee??, but I can't find any other info. I noticed it towing the Perlan 2.

https://youtu.be/tT6JSaG4mKY
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Re: Pawnee?

Postby OXO » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:03 am

OXO,
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Re: Pawnee?

Postby Sprunga » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:41 pm

Cheers OXO. interesting project !
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Re: Pawnee?

Postby Olympia » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:28 pm

The Pawnee is a very good tug. We had one at Dunstable and it could cope with really heavy two-seaters. More manageable in rough condtions than a Chippy or a Tiger, and more stable when towing.

I had a tow behind ours once, on a day when the CFI had declared a '500 hr ban' due to a very adverse wind speed and direction . One of our tuggies was an ex Me109 pilot who had lost a leg in WWII (we never mentioned it - the war, that is) - he looked at me across the bar,and winked, and we both stood up and said we were going to fly. I opted for one of the club Ka18s which we had quite a fleet of at the time, and he got the Pawnee out, and off we went.''Wild' was hardly a fair description of that tow, but somehow we managed to stay together. I gave up the battle at 1000ft,and since the ridge wasn't working I did what was more or less a vertical circuit by slowing right down and being pushed slowly downwind such was the wind strength, followed by a high speed dive back to the launch point. No one else flew that day.

Your first sight of a Pawnee was always a bit of a shock, as the wings seemed to be on upside down. Happy days!
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John Verschoor
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Re: Pawnee?

Postby John Verschoor » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:58 pm

Hey Olympia,

Perhaps you didn't mention the war, but i think he did a funny walk!! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfl6Lu3xQW0

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Re: Pawnee?

Postby Artur Boruc » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:15 am

John Verschoor wrote:Hey Olympia,

Perhaps you didn't mention the war, but i think that he did a funny walk!! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfl6Lu3xQW0

John 76


"Who won the bloody war anyway?!". Thanks for the vid!


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