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  1. Happy new year all, finally got to make the tooling which makes it possible to fabricate drag braces., all the original jigs and tooling went to Abu Dhabi went the company was sold back in 98.
  2. I think it depends on a number of things, how much money you have to buy one, where you're going to keep it and whether it's registered RAA (numbers) or GA (VH - - -). Is the aircraft factory built or homebuilt, can it be flown in controlled airspace, and so on. Personally I think it is a good idea, as long as you can log the hours you fly in it towards your GA licence. You can pick up a Gazelle around 25-30, it's certified JAR-VLA, factory built 2 seater, able to be flown in controlled airspace, very cheap to run, certain maintenance you can do yourself, and they're ridiculously easy to fly albeit as slow as a wet week. It can also be trailered and stored at your house. This may be well out of your budget but much under that you're severely limited in what you can get for what you want to do. Cheers
  3. If you would like a copy of the type approval for your Fox, I can be contacted on 0431152150, leave a message and I'll get back to you. Other written matter available as well., including original FAQ's information sheet on the Skyfox. original advertising info sheet for the CA22 Elan (AUF), and CA25 Impala JAR VLA (GA). Will also consider offering copies of SA10, the complete wing building procedure's (16 pages including diagrams). Also have a copy of SA-4, which is the fabric covering procedures for the aircraft. I grabbed this stuff when the factory closed down. cheers Paul T.
  4. I have to wonder how many Skyfox Tail draggers are still flying, I'm also interested in purchasing a 22 or 22a for the right price, cheers. I can be contacted on 0431 152150 Would also consider a kitfox with a 912 engine
  5. Hi Foxworker, I've recently purchased a 1994 CA22 for my first aircraft. Could you inspect and advise on required repairs to return to airworthy condition? I'm collecting the aircraft from Murgon YMRG 1/7/17 and trailering it home to the Gold Coast More than happy for you to name your price for your invaluable knowledge. Thanks for your consideration Beau 0413339140
  6. Oscar, There is a hec of a lot of development going on nowadays, a lot of the previous problems you speak of have well and truly been worked out and overcome now. I really don't wish to get into an argument over the subject but if you really look around, especially in Sth Korea. WIG development has definitely not stopped. Wingship, Flightboat ...there's just 2. Complex to some.
  7. So the Eurofox is a waste of money?!!
  8. Come on facthunter, read what Oscar has said. No one has implied boats can jump up to 500 ft, that's just "plane" silly.
  9. Kyle, you'd have to ask Rob Stowe that, I'm not too sure why he hasn't gone ahead with it. Cash is probably partly to do with it, but the legalities could also be a problem since the actual owners, or the people who bought the company way back in '98 are in Abu Dhabi. Ultimately though, I believe it would require substantial cash to get it going again and even so, would there be enough demand given the plethora of similar 'craft available now anyhow. It would have to be well under the 100 k mark to be competitive, be able to achieve 100 knots cruise, and possibly need a new wing section and profile.
  10. Yes thanks Mike, shall contact him tomorrow.
  11. Correct, and therefore a boat license is required, and not a pilots license. But in saying that, there is no way anyone without sufficient experience in low flying, or flying in ground effect, should attempt to operate one, that would just be asking for trouble. I'm primarily interested in the recreational market, once mastered it would be just sooooo exhilarating. I used to love flying the fox a couple of feet, actually about 3, flat out, down a particular beach until I realized the consequences of my actions if anything were to go pear shaped.
  12. yep, realize now that it just aint gonna happen, not that I can see anyhow.
  13. Hi Blue, Does he have the company/business Sea Eagle International? Please excuse my ignorance but I'm not sure how to pm you, I can be contacted on 0431 152150, I'm also Brisbane, And 80 knots, yes that's hilarious, but a boat license would be needed for my design. I certainly wouldn't let a person without flying experience operate it though. In my posting above I said "P.A.W.", should have been, "P.A.L.", power augmented lift.
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