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For discussion and exchange of information related to the Wittman Tailwind, Nesmith Cougar, and similar aircraft, like the Buttercup, Big X, Daphne, Fourrunner and O&O--focus is on building and flying designs by Steve Wittman and related designs and modifications by others. Pictures can also be posted if moderate size.

Picture is Dave Conrad's beautiful W-10 over Wisconsin in Feb 2012 finishing the test period for his Tailwind. Plan to see him at Baraboo this year!

The W-10 Tailwind is simple, light, and FAST! Red Hamilton's Race 37 has set the bar at 235 MPH cruising speed (though admittedly he was in a race at the time)!

For builders and other interested folks, all of the old newsletters can be found in the "Files" section. Also there is a lot of other helpful construction information in the Files Section and many pictures of construction and flying in the Photos Section. Also note that "Clement modifications" are recommended for the W-10 tailwinds, and he also has the plans for the trike gear. Jim Stanton has a list of drawing corrections and other information. The Swiss group has put together a Compendium of builder's hints and comments, which is almost a builder's bible for construction. All information can be found in the "Files" section.

The annual Baraboo Tailwind Fly-in for 2013 was held July 26,27. The gathering was the weekend before Oshkosh, as usual. Fly over together from Baraboo to Oshkosh the Sunday before the official first day of Oshkosh. All types of aircraft, drive-ins and walk-ins are welcome--just bring your interest in Steve Wittman's designs. More information for 2014 will be in posts as we get closer to this next year's event.

The West Coast Fly-in for 2013 will be held on the Second Sunday in October, the 13th, at the Bakersfield Municipal Airport (L45). Hosted by EAA Chapter 71. Come on down for lunch and great discussions of Wittman designs--All aircraft and drive-ins/walk-ins are welcome.

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  • Aug 23, 2001
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