Interested in buying a Hatz

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Interested in buying a Hatz

Postby C.Laws » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:37 pm

Hello,
I'm new to this forum but, not new to admiring the Hatz biplane. I have been looking at several for sale and am just wondering how well I would fit. I'm 6' and 250lbs . Most of my tailwheel experience s in citabrias of various models (115-160hp). Also,wondering if I should get some training in something else before considering Hatz.
Just looking for som honest opinions and advice.
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Re: Interested in buying a Hatz

Postby wildhorsesracing » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:04 pm

I cannot speak for other Hatz but mine would fit you fine. I am 5'10" and 250 lbs and she flies nicely with me in it. My CFI is 6' and 250 and he can ride in the front comfortably. But it is a challenge to get into the front seat. I am in Albemarle, NC and you are welcome to come fly with me anytme.
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Re: Interested in buying a Hatz

Postby C.Laws » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:24 pm

Very cool! I might have to take you up on that!
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Re: Interested in buying a Hatz

Postby Yarddart » Sat May 06, 2017 6:45 pm

Looking to buy a hatz classic give me a call and we could compare notes 630-816-8825
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Re: Interested in buying a Hatz

Postby JBMoore » Fri May 12, 2017 11:10 am

Question #1 - You will fit in a Hatz. As you know, it's a homebuilt so the original builder built it to his/her liking. Try it on for size first. I'm 6'-3", 210+ and I fit fine in the rear. No one fits well in the front.
Question #2- You have the correct type of tail wheel time for a Hatz.
Question #3 - You will feel more comfortable if you get time from the back seat of something; Cub, Champ, Citabria, etc. You will also experience sink rates not normally experienced.

They are good airplanes and I haven't heard anyone say they didn't enjoy flying one.

Good Luck,

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Re: Interested in buying a Hatz

Postby Jim Pink » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:17 pm

Hi, just saw your post and you would fit mine very nicely and it just so happens that I am starting to place ads for mine for sale. Jim Pinkerton
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Re: Interested in buying a Hatz

Postby johnkerr » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:46 am

Needing to sell NX687HZ. 2010 Bronze Lindy with Rotek 3600 engine. 100 + hrs, but medical problems limiting my use of this fine airplane.
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