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  • Re: W10 .1425 lb. gross weight

    We fly as heavy as 1520 or so on occasion; normal, full of fuel (37.8 USG) two up is about 1450 Red From: TailwindForum@yahoogroups.com

    redswings2003 8 hours ago
  • Re: W10 .1425 lb gross weight

    Wittman's second Tailwind, flown by Chuck Wilford, flew several times with Chuck, who was on the heavy side, and 120 gallons of fuel. Empty weight was around

    jrs14855 12 hours ago
  • Re: W10 .1425 lb gross weight

    I have flown my W10 at 1520 lbs cross country with no issues. On Jul 6, 2015 3:22 PM, "watkins.dave20@... [TailwindForum]"

    n1894b 12 hours ago
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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 2015 Tailwind and Buttercup Fly In will be held Jul 17-18 at Hartford, WI (HXF). Mark Stamsta and Jim Stanton will be the hosts. This will be a very basic social event similar to the early Baraboo events. Tentative fly out to Oshkosh the 19th AM. Oshkosh is July 20-26. We have enthusiastic support from the City of Harford, as well as Steve Krog who is an EAA Vintage Division Director. All types of aircraft, drive-ins and walk-ins are welcome--just bring your interest in Steve Wittman's designs.

The West Coast Wittman design Fly-in for 2015 is expected to be Second Sunday in October, location yet to be determined. All aircraft and drive-ins/walk-ins are welcome.

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  • 2003
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  • Aug 23, 2001
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