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Hello from North Carolina.

 

Fly a 1948 Piper PA-17 Vagabond with side by side seating, C-85 engine, no electrical system, hand prop to start, and portable radio for communications. Gross weight is 1150 pounds with stall speed of 45MPH. Cruise 85MPH @ 2100RPM.  Keep the Vag on a grass airstrip in North Carolina and having loads of fun getting back to basics with the Vag!

 

We also enjoy riding motorcycles, "rideandfly".

 

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Bill

 

 

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Welcome Bill, that is a beautiful old aeroplane. Member Flyerme has a Vagabond as well. 

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Welcome Bill. That's a beautiful plane you have.  Looks like no safety harness though? If si, must be hard staying on your own half of the seat in turbulence.

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Deskpilot,

 

Here's a photo of the lap belt, but the Vag was not built with shoulder harness assemblies.  Shoulder harness installation will be a future Vag project.

 

Thanks for the Welcome!

 

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Danny,

 

We have not been out of North America yet, but want to visit Australia and New Zealand. Our Son will be visiting Australia later this year!

 

Thanks for the Welcome!

 

 

 

 

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