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The Pinto’s Brief Life As An Airplane
« on: December 21, 2011, 09:07:38 AM »

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Re: The Pinto’s Brief Life As An Airplane
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011, 09:27:01 AM »
Yes...there were two prototype cars.  One of them (used in the Sticky video on the forum page) belongs to a member here.   Not sure who that is, but what an amazing piece of history, even if it did fail miserably.   I was 15, and headed for my pilot's license at the time.   I still have the tiny article from the SF Chronicle about it.  Ahhhh, youth...
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Re: The Pinto’s Brief Life As An Airplane
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 10:19:08 AM »
I have all the info on that since I did all FAA research and my wife did all the news paper articles.   Fred   :)
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Re: The Pinto’s Brief Life As An Airplane
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 10:49:16 AM »
Yes...there were two prototype cars....

1 prototype that flew and crashed while getting FAA certification and the 2nd was just painted to look like the Mizar flying pinto for the promotional video.

promotional video here ~~>

and for detailed history click here ~~> http://www.cookieboystoys.com/mizar.htm
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Re: The Pinto’s Brief Life As An Airplane
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011, 01:21:12 PM »
That would be Pintony,who own's the car.
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 01:57:49 PM »
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Re: The Pinto’s Brief Life As An Airplane
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2011, 06:03:28 PM »
i have the air cleaner from the car i got it from him about two year ago when i traded a motor for a motor with him at carlisle
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