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    Culver Dart

    Has anyone ever built a experimental model? Always loved the look and heard they are good flyers, my idea of a great antique/experimental airplane.Dave

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    I believe there is a homebuilt version...one copy so far.....steel tube fuelage.....see the Kitplanes Magazine list ...I think the current January 2012 edition.

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    There was an old story about a fabled race between a clipwing Monocoupe and a clipwing Dart. I believe it was Johnny Livingston in the Monocoupe but I'm not sure in who in the Dart. I think I read about it in "They Call Me Mr. Airshow" by Bill Sweet. Anyway, I'd love a clipwing Dart or would love to build a version like Rod Jocelyn flew.

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    Great book, sitting in front of me. The pilots of that race were V.L."Speed" Wicoff in the Dart and Leonard Peterson in the Monocoupe.I had a chance to buy a clipped wing Dart project from Lloyd but it was more money and project than I could handle. A guy in Toledo has it now. It was not licensed with a spring gear and needed to go Experimental and I could see problems there. Would love to find one someday, maybe trade the Vagabond off.
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    I'm sorry, but I'd have a hard time naming a plane a "dart" because of that infamous toy of yesteryear: the lawn dart.

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    Delta Dart,Culver Dart, Dodge Dart( maybe not the Dodge Dart)I love the elliptical wing and the short pudgy fuselage.I have two Pug Puppies and drive a Mini, what else would you expect.Dave

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    www.culvercadet.com now has an active forum. While most discussion is geared towards the Cadet, there is some discussion on the Dart as well. I own a Cub and a Swift. A Culver Dart or Cadet is on my list of airplanes to own someday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Witherspoon View Post
    Wow.....wouldn't want to nose over in one of the ones with a cockpit like this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Us..._911_scare.jpg. They'd be doing a FOD walk to find your teeth. Otherwise, it's a neat little plane. I love the 1930s aesthetic in aircraft design.
    Unfortunately in science what you believe is irrelevant.

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    Re: Culver Dart

    Personally, I wouldn't want to nose over in any airplane.
    Jim Rice
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    1946 Piper J-3C Cub N7155H

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