Aircraft: 1/6th scale Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser
Music preference: swing or big band, Brian Setzer, or Sinatra
Announcer Script (after a simple ad-lib introduction):
The Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser is an American three-seat, high wing, single engine fixed gear light aircraft produced by Piper Aircraft between 1946 and 1948. It is an upgraded and redesignated Piper J-5. As a three seat aircraft, the PA-12 is flown without a co-pilot, from the front seat, with room for two passengers side by side in the back. The PA-12 is known for its reliability and short take-off capability. In 1947, two PA-12s flew around the world and the worst mechanical failure they suffered was a broken tail wheel. The PA-12 is still a popular bush plane today, and in 2009, over 1900 PA-12s were currently registered in North America.
The model being flown today is 1/6th scale and electric powered. It uses a 4-cell, 14.8V Lithium Polymer battery and an E-Flite Power 32 motor, producing approximately 600 watts (just over 3/4 horsepower). This gives the model "better than scale" performance, making it an excellent trainer and all-around fun flyer.
Quote from the pilot: "This plane is really joy to fly. It is beautiful in the air and flies like an airplane should!"