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New Navion worth taking a look at

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I d/led the new Navion Rangemaster by Richard Schwertfeger & Bill Leaming. Seems to handle nice and the VC is nice in the evening. Haven't tried the 16x9 cockpit mode.Thanks for the new aircraft.scott s..

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Thank you. Be sure to grab the SR1 package that fixes the aileron movement which somehow got inverted in the last build. They've now been corrected to match the design specs of 17

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Scott,Thanks for the good words and I must let you know that the bulk of the praise should go to Bill, without his efforts the project would not have been any where near what it is now. I was responsible for the initial concept and idea, then Bill took it from there for polishing and completion. I hope that everyone enjoys the flying with it as much as I have in the past testing it.Richie

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Thanks a lot for the work guys. She's a great little plane. Just took her for a short flight. Very nice attention to detail.JimDell XPS 420 Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0 ghz3 gb dual channel 800 mhz DDR2 RAM512 mb nvidia 8800GT500 gb SATA drive 7200 rpmSoundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Music22" Acer widescreen LCDWindows Vista Home Premium

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I agree. I installed it yesterday. A very nice freeware plane. I really like the panel..well done!Jim

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Ohhh the memories from years past.Great contribution! Thank you very kindly.RTH

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This is indeed a great aircraft. I have a question though. I have some old aircraft identification photos from the early 1950's. And one of them is of a black RYAN navion. Not North American. Was it license built by Ryan? I didn't see any indication in the docs about that company building them.RhettAMD 3700+ (@2585 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2gb Corsair XMS 3-3-3-8 (1T), WD 150 gig 10000rpm Raptor, WD 250gig 7200rpm SATA2, Seagate 120gb 5400 rpm external HD, CoolerMaster Praetorian

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Hi Rhett,The Navion was originally designed and built by North American then sold to Ryan and since then the Type Certificate (TC) has passed through numerous owners, which the present owner is Sierra Hotel Aero. Also another comment is the most of the information on the performance and controls displacement, fuel etc was taken from the information in the TC which is available on the FAA web site. There are numerous configurations of the aircraft so I picked a style that I thought would suit the needs for a plane that would have decent performance as well as range and I think that has met that requirement.I believe there are numerous sites that have history of the Navion and I think that Navion Society is one of them. Enjoy and I hope that answers your questions, if not contact Chris Gardner at Sierra Hotel Aero and I am sure he will have the answers.Richie

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Ok good to know. Now here's another question:Na-vion or Nay-vion? I say Na vion, not nay vion...? Which is correct pronunciation? FS ATC seems to say it both ways. I figure it's a regional thing.RhettAMD 3700+ (@2585 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2gb Corsair XMS 3-3-3-8 (1T), WD 150 gig 10000rpm Raptor, WD 250gig 7200rpm SATA2, Seagate 120gb 5400 rpm external HD, CoolerMaster Praetorian

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Just for the sake of making things easier, here is a direct link to Sierra Hotel Aero:http://www.sierrahotelaero.com/As to your question Rhett, "You say to-mato, I say to-mahto, let's call the whole thing off..." :)

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Thanks for this very nice aircraft.Kind regards.Bert

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Richie, It does bring back memories. I'm giving away my age here, but waaay back, my college (Purdue) had two airplanes that it used for faculty transportation and pilot training. One was a Twin Navion, the other was a DC-3. I believe the Twin Navion was a conversion though, not a production airplane.Regards,Thrakete

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