Used Aircraft Guide

June 2015 Issue

Taylorcraft: Affordable, Simple

Originally pitched as a high-performance cruiser, an LSA-capable Taylorcraft with an 85-HP engine can outrun a Piper Cub and a Cessna 150.

Post World War II, the state-of- the-art for a personal airplane was a basic, two-seat taildragger of modest horsepower and tube-and-rag construction. Wood, as often as not, was a major airframe constituent and IFR flight was something not even all the airlines practiced.

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