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Thruster Glasshouse "Ghost" The Journey...........


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Many of you are now aware that I have taken ownership of one of Australia's first produced ultralight aircraft - The Thruster Glasshouse "Ghost" 19-3153.

 

To start this thread off I have re-produced the history of this aircraft as documented by the Late Tony Hayes. This document forms part of the current Log Book for the aircraft & why becomes evident upon its reading.

 

I'm sure many of you will find this fascinating as I did. I must confess, that I didn't realise the significance of what I have obtained until reading this material. I am sure some would be able to contribute much that I am still not aware of.

 

Cheers

 

Dexter

 

Glasshouse Ghost.pdf

 

Glasshouse Ghost.pdf

 

Glasshouse Ghost.pdf

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Well I ordered some parts from the States last night - Head Gasket "O" ring set, exhaust gaskets, Stainless Steel exhaust springs & throttle cable grommet boots. These are from an aftermarket supplier, superior to genuine parts apparently & cheaper (AU$95 incl. postage the lot). Springs are for the Zephyr as well, as I've broken 4 in the last 12 months & they were new Rotax ones. I know some might wonder about aftermarket stuff, I do too, but I liked what I read so will give it a go. Incidentally if you want to look for yourself see here.

 

 

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Ya realise ya old Grass Grower, that you will probably beat me to getting our Rag and Tube machines in the air. Hmm maybe I should become a grass grower ... hmmm you obviously have more time than I have as an electrical engineer in fire protection ... LOL

 

 

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  • 3 months later...

Well I fired up the engine for the first time on Australia Day. Here it is on YouTube. I know it's a bit like watching paint dry but I thought I'd put up the whole 10 minute plus run.

 

 

 

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