8 Random Things I Love About My Taildragger

I spent the entire day today flying my Rans S7 and I kept noticing random things that I REALLY love about it. Oh, I’m not talking about ultra cool stuff like its amazing performance or its long range.  No, just the little stuff that makes me smile.

#1 My Smiley Mirror. This is the greatest little gizmo. If you fly a tandem airplane it lets you see if your passengers are having a great time or about to freak out on you. A must have!

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#2 The little seat cushion that keeps my rear end nice and comfy on days like today when I fly for hours (a.k.a. a re-purposed garden knee pad from Menards for about $10)

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#3 My black panel. It used to be white and the reflection was killing me. Now I can see out and not have to peer through the reflection of instruments.

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#4 It takes me to cool places that understand pilots can always be entertained by a table top sectional chart.

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#5 My spinner, of course!

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#6 The fact that people take wonderful, random pictures of it and send them to me. Thanks Wayne Bressler for this beautiful shot!

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#7 I can fly it with both doors up ….. when I get my nerve up. Hey, I’m afraid of heights!

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#8 It makes me and everybody around it happy! Susan Theodorelos & me!

Check back for your chance to report on 8 random things you love about your taildragger. I’m putting a Questionnaire together and will post it soon. Should be fun to see what everyone comes up with!

1 Comment
  • Vanessa Jump Nelson
    Posted at 19:11h, 19 August Reply

    You are too cute! My one regret about Osh, is that although you came and saw my Cub, I didn’t get to come visit your Rans! Next time, OK?, and maybe we can even trade rides!

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