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Klaus Hofmann
October 28th 04, 05:47 PM
Hello,
after one year experience with a 226, I think about replacing it
with a Zlin 242. I have flown 226, 526 and 142 and I know very well,
that the *26 ist the nicer airplane for aerobatics. But there are
little con's which ad up.
- If you (I) fly only a few times per month taildragger, doing the
(basic) acrobatics is easier than making good landings
- Compared to me, the neighbours don't like the sound (I don't
understand!)
- Glider-Towing is not very safe with 160hp
- Traveling impossible due to small fuel amount
....

What do you think, would a 242 be a good replacement?

Anybody who might be interested in the 226, will find it at
www.planecheck.com.
Any tips, hints for the 242?
Maybe somebody has one for sale(Europe prefered)..

Thanks
Klaus

Orval Fairbairn
October 29th 04, 01:48 AM
In article >,
(Klaus Hofmann) wrote:

> Hello,
> after one year experience with a 226, I think about replacing it
> with a Zlin 242. I have flown 226, 526 and 142 and I know very well,
> that the *26 ist the nicer airplane for aerobatics. But there are
> little con's which ad up.
> - If you (I) fly only a few times per month taildragger, doing the
> (basic) acrobatics is easier than making good landings
> - Compared to me, the neighbours don't like the sound (I don't
> understand!)
> - Glider-Towing is not very safe with 160hp
> - Traveling impossible due to small fuel amount
> ...
>
> What do you think, would a 242 be a good replacement?
>
> Anybody who might be interested in the 226, will find it at
> www.planecheck.com.
> Any tips, hints for the 242?
> Maybe somebody has one for sale(Europe prefered)..
>
> Thanks
> Klaus

I flew a friend's 242 about a year ago. We swapped rides between the 242
and my 57-year-old Johnson Rocket. The 242 is a nice-flying, albeit
slow, plane, with nice control feel.

On my flight, I flew a 360 overhead approach, killing power on the
break. I greased it on, then we switched planes. He did not handle the
Rocket as well as I flew the Zlin. He is an ex-USAF fighter pilot, who
also owns an L-29 jet.

I am just a civil pilot wo has paid for all of my flying time.

In answer: yes, the Zlin 242 is a nice, easy-to-fly, responsive airplane.

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