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    Slow landing bipe

    Is there a such thing as a slow landing floaty biplane? If so what is it? I love the looks of them but have a small field here at home.
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    RE: Slow landing bipe

    My slow floaty was a Pheaton 90 from Busa. Built per plans. I imagine a Lazy Ace would be great too.
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    RE: Slow landing bipe

    If you can find a GeeBee Tigermoth they are great. The big thing is to have one with light wing loading.

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    RE: Slow landing bipe

    I think this is kind of a funny question as almost all bipes land slow. Maybe other than the Ultimate, pitts s12 and a Skybolt. Take your pick. If you do not get them slow all of that wing will not stall for landing.
    That being said, The Lazy ace would be good and the Tiger moths fly exceptionally well.
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    RE: Slow landing bipe


    ORIGINAL: vertical grimmace

    I think this is kind of a funny question as almost all bipes land slow. Maybe other than the Ultimate, pitts s12 and a Skybolt. Take your pick. If you do not get them slow all of that wing will not stall for landing.
    That being said, The Lazy ace would be good and the Tiger moths fly exceptionally well.

    That may be my problem. I have only ever flew the pitts and the ultimate. A neighbor has a pitts and it looks like it is going 30mph when he lands.lol
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    RE: Slow landing bipe

    I second the BUSA Phaeton 90. Good looking and a very nice slow sport bipe. It will even handle a G38 for power.

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    RE: Slow landing bipe

    My Sig SunDancer came in fairly fast. But it wasnt that bad. The P90 would come in at just about a walk. I really loved that plane, need to build another.
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    RE: Slow landing bipe

    How about the Andrews Aeromaster.You can build 6 different wing configurations and they all fly great. I have now set up one with
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    RE: Slow landing bipe

    I second the Aeromaster or Phaeton

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    RE: Slow landing bipe

    If you want a big scale bipe I'm always amazed at how slow the 1/4 scale Concept Fleet lands.

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    RE: Slow landing bipe

    I'm told the concept Fleet Bipe company has closed. Web page is dead. Really disappointing. Wonder if I can get just the plans.
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    RE: Slow landing bipe

    The Flair Puppeteer is known as a "floater." But even so a lot depends on the wind conditions. If you're landing directly into a good breeze, it can almost hover in place. But usually it lands a bit faster:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2I8efn72PI

    What you need on a small field is not so much "slow landing" as STOL capabilities. Both of my Flair biplane have quite a long (scale) take-off, and roll-out on landing.

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    RE: Slow landing bipe

    I use a 76" wingspan Lazy Ace as a basic trainer to teach people to fly. It has built - in speed control with the drag from 2 wings and flies much better than any of the ARF trainers that are available.It lands slow and is capable of mild aerobatics. Kits come up from time to time on ebay.


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    RE: Slow landing bipe

    Believe it or not, the Sig Smith Miniplane is a 1/4 scale biplane. I was actually landing mine slower than most of my trainers. It floated VERY slowly. It was built a tad heavy as well.
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    RE: Slow landing bipe

    Some very great ideas.. Thanks guys. As far as the the cub. I have a couple already.. None with flaps though
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