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Event Report
Event Reports - EAA AirVenture 2004

Sunday, August 1
EAA AirVenture 2004
Created: 07/13/2004
Updated: 08/11/2004
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Article by Steen Staff
 
Sunday, we toured the EAA AirVenture Museum. This facility holds many rare and historic treasures covering not only the history of the homebuilt movement, but all eras of aviation history. This is a place not to be missed!


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The planes of the famed Eagles aerobatic team are enshrined in the EAA Museum.  
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This Clipwing Monocoupe is a Monocoupe 110 with 9 feet lopped off the wings. N15E was the last Clipwing built, and only one other still exists.  
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The 1952 Stits SA-2A Sky Baby was the world's smallest flyable aircraft for many years, with a wingspan of only 7ft 2in and a length of 9ft 10in. The Sky Baby's pilot, Bob Starr, built an even smaller plane in the 1980s.  
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The EAA's Spirit of St. Louis replica has a windshield, unlike the original.  
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This 36hp Aeronca C-2-N Deluxe Scout is better known to the world as "The Flying Bathtub", for obvious reasons.  
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Some more info about the Aeronca C-2-N.  
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The engine arrangement on this Aeronca K clearly shows its heritage as a C-2 replacement.  
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More information about the Aeronka K. The museum does a good job of informing visitors what they're looking at.  
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C.G. Taylor's E-2 Cub is a direct predecessor to the J-2/J-3 Cubs. The tiny plane has less than 40hp, and epitomizes low-powered, simple flying.  
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The E-2 info.  
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This B├╝cker Bu 133 is actually a replica built in 1967 by LtCol. Samuel Burgess. It has toured all 50 states (note the flags on the side) and has a 165 hp Warner Super Scarab engine.  
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Super Chipmunk N1114V was one of several that were flown by Art Scholl over the years. This one originally was owned by Skip Volk, who (along with Art) flew a duet acro routine with it starting in 1969.  
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The Driggers A is a homebuilt from the 1930s. Fortunately, this beautiful example remains airworthy.  
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The Driggers is powered by a 60hp 3-cylinder Lawrence L-4 radial.  
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Driggers A info.  
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The incredibly sleek, but never flown, Bugatti Model 100 racer hangs in the museum. It was designed in 1939 to reach 550mph.  

Other entries in this series:
     We're heading up to Wisconsin!    July 21, 2004
     Skybolt Flight - Melbourne to Oshkosh    July 22, 2004
     Travelling to Oshkosh    July 23, 2004
     Pre-Show Setup    July 26, 2004
     Tuesday, July 27 - Opening Day    July 27, 2004
     Wednesday, July 28    July 28, 2004
     Thursday, July 29    July 29, 2004
     Friday, July 30    July 30, 2004
     Saturday, July 31    July 31, 2004
      » Sunday, August 1    August 1, 2004
     Monday, August 2    August 2, 2004
     Skybolt - Return Trip    August 2, 2004

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