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DeNight Special

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Re: DeNight Special

Unread post by retiredVTT » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:17 pm

Hey look what showed up today..!!!


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Unread post by retiredVTT » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:31 pm

..a side note on this DeNight Special...I don't know what the reason is but Horizon Hobby slashed the price on this ARF to the point where it is (in my mind) a tremendous value. I suspect they opened a warehouse somewhere and found it full of scale 1950 DeNight pylon racer models.

..whatever the reason, the Hangar9 quality is there, lots of hardware including a fuel tank for glow people, massive fiberglas cowl and 9 inch wheelpants, complete with wheels. This will be a six pounder and best flown on 5S packs with a 50 amp draw and 1000 watts.

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Re: DeNight Special

Unread post by trevor » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:38 pm

that is a great looken plane! a great racer of its time
what do you mean low rates and expo???

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Unread post by retiredVTT » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:22 am

Yes..she's different looking with them big cheeks up front...!

I guess you either love 'em or hate 'em ....big cheeks I mean..!

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Re: DeNight Special

Unread post by retiredVTT » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:21 pm

..a bit more history on the DeNight Special,

Nicholas D'Apuzzo--Nicholas was born in November of 1912 and received an aeronautical engineering degree from New York University's Guggenheim School of Aeronautics in 1938. He soloed in August of 1939 and received his private license a year later. He worked for Brewster Aircraft during World War II and later became a civilian employee (development engineer) for the U. S. Navy - a career he would follow for the next 35 years.

Sport flying was always Nick's passion, however, and he became involved in a big way in 1948 when he designed the Denight Special Goodyear racer (now Formula One) for Bart Denight.It was initially raced in 1949 and was on the circuit for many years. Nick became involved in the world of air shows and competition aerobatics when he designed the PJ-260 for Lindsay Parsons and Rod Jocelyn. Plans were later made available to homebuilders, with the design redesignated as the D-260 Senior Aerosport. During the 1970s and early 1980s Nick would design lighter sport versions of the D-260, the Freshman and the Sportwing D-201.


..so now we know who owned the original and who designed it..,

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Re: DeNight Special

Unread post by JohnOSullivan » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:20 pm

retiredVTT wrote:Yes..she's different looking with them big cheeks up front...!

I guess you either love 'em or hate 'em ....big cheeks I mean..!

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Depends on who's wearing them!! I prefer cheeks behind.
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