Guest TOSGcentral Posted August 25, 2008 Share Posted August 25, 2008 Those interested in Minimum Aircraft (waves to Ozzie) may like to know that yesterday I was given a CAB Wasp from a deceased estate. The aircraft appears to be totally complete, including engine and prop, even has the original handbook and is also undamaged (but a bit dirty from years of storage). The machine was actually given to the Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield Association who promptly passed it on to myself to look after with a view to getting it into a museum. I do not know much about the type other than quite a few were built although they are seldom seen these days. I think there is one in the Holbrook Museum. They are certainly a valid part of ultralighting heritage I would appreciate anyone posting some history or reflections on operating them. I intend restoring the aircraft to full flying condition but doubt that I will be able to fly it as I seem a bit large and heavy for it. That will be down the track as I have rather a long work list piling up. Fortunately the Wasp does not occupy a great deal of space when de-rigged as the amount of aircraft that I either own or have a share in is becoming embarrasing and most of them are destined for a flying museum. This is the list for those interested: Thruster Prototype Glasshouse Prototype Glasshouse C Glasshouse C (preservation interest) T83 Prototype (preservation interest) T100 Prototype TST T300 (1st Swift Prototype under development) T500 BMW (2nd Swift Prototype under development) T500 (share - currently in use for Thruster techinque demos) Bilby (preservation interest) Ralley 2b And now the Wasp. If anyone has a spare $150,000 laying around or knows where to get that kind of money then let me know. I have run out of room and have to build a museum hangar at Watts! Aye Tony Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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