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Caproni replica briefly “rotates” in Italy
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 00:00
Giancarlo Zanardo’s Caproni Ca.3R, I-ZANA, getting the nose wheel up at Nervesa della Battaglia Airfield. Paolo Franzini
Giancarlo Zanardo’s amazing full-size Caproni Ca.3R replica should make its first flight before the end of the year, following the successful completion of high speed taxying down the runway at Nervesa della Battaglia Airfield, on the banks of the Piave River, north of Venice. During one of the tests, the trimotor bomber performed a brief rotation at only 35 m.p.h., under the power of just the centre pusher engine, in order to test the front wheel control system and the elevator response.