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I might make it out just for day on the 3oth. My plane is there but it is also my daughter birthday.

 

 

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I will be going. but I don't think I will be flying as gofly are not going to let me have a plane all day just for a 1hr return flight.

 

 

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Don't be fooled by the picture Shafs. It was taken years ago; in his prime.

 

Keep an eye out for an old silver back.

 

 

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Let's just say a senior primate with a flying frame, AKA: Skyranger.

 

... which is basically an aerial walking frame built for two.

 

(And thus the soundtrack of this video:

 

)Then again Scott - a more recent pic below - may turn up in his fancy new Czech job, AKA: Aeropilot Legend.

 

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They are a nice looking aircraft, I now share a hanger with two (I think Scott left the spot for Caboolture?) I like that throttle idea.

 

Only issue I see is luggagibility (yes it's a word... or at least now it is.)

 

 

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Actually, Tex, luggagibility was one of the strong suites for me with the type.

 

Typically an empty weight of 270 and a MTOW of 540.

 

Comes down to a friend, maybe four hours endurance and still room for camping gear and a toothbrush.

 

 

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Yeah, with two up, you have to fit all the luggage (15Kg max.) into a bag that hangs behind seats, above the fuel tank.

 

Here is a mini SKRA convention at YPEF (Penfield, near Melbourne) a couple of years ago.

 

They've definitely got prettier with successive models. That's the Nynja in front flanked by two Swifts. (Short wing variants of the original design.)

 

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(Sorry to hijack your thread, Shafs. Somehow we've arrived long ago and far away from the Thread title. ;-)

 

But, a great segue back to the Watts Bridge area is to mention the great series of videos that Scott, and his wife Chris, have made 'Flying Around' in their Nynja:

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCscotthendry

 

But anyway, you've put the idea into my head about trying to get up there myself for that event.

 

 

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Thank You Shafs. I had better book one of the hire planes for that day even though I am hoping that mine might be back in the air by then.

 

 

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