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Hi All,

 

Here's a new thread for all aircraft with the little wheel down the back.

 

I picked up our Rans S-7S today from Watts Bridge. Ken was kind enough to meet us at Watts where I could take the opportunity for a few circuits prior to flying her home to Childers. Ken has done an amazing job building this aircraft and was great to deal with. To say I'm as happy as a pig in mud would be an understatement!

 

Here's a few pics for those that are interested.

 

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Very nice.Here's my recent purchase.

 

[GALLERY=media, 3686]Corby by Thirsty posted Jan 19, 2016 at 2:51 PM[/GALLERY]

Always liked the look of a Corby Starlet, hopefully that's right. Looks like a fast & fun machine. What's your engine?

 

 

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Hi All,Here's a new thread for all aircraft with the little wheel down the back.

 

I picked up our Rans S-7S today from Watts Bridge. Ken was kind enough to meet us at Watts where I could take the opportunity for a few circuits prior to flying her home to Childers. Ken has done an amazing job building this aircraft and was great to deal with. To say I'm as happy as a pig in mud would be an understatement!

 

Here's a few pics for those that are interested.

 

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That is a seriously nice aeroplane!

 

Kaz

 

 

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Yes Great Plains 1915cc. Climbs at 1500fpm and cruise at 110k at about 3200 rpm. I love it, handles really nicely and is a joy to fly.

 

I seriously like the looks of the OP's aircraft though - I really like tail draggers and his looks the part big time.

 

 

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Hi All,Here's a new thread for all aircraft with the little wheel down the back.

 

I picked up our Rans S-7S today from Watts Bridge. Ken was kind enough to meet us at Watts where I could take the opportunity for a few circuits prior to flying her home to Childers. Ken has done an amazing job building this aircraft and was great to deal with. To say I'm as happy as a pig in mud would be an understatement!

 

Here's a few pics for those that are interested.

 

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That is a former trophy winner at Natfly I believe... beautiful machine. She was absolutely perfect when I saw her. Lucky bugger.

 

 

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Hi All,Here's a new thread for all aircraft with the little wheel down the back.

 

I picked up our Rans S-7S today from Watts Bridge. Ken was kind enough to meet us at Watts where I could take the opportunity for a few circuits prior to flying her home to Childers. Ken has done an amazing job building this aircraft and was great to deal with. To say I'm as happy as a pig in mud would be an understatement!

 

Here's a few pics for those that are interested.

 

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Bjfly, I looked over this aircraft at Natfly and congratulated Ken for a brilliant job, it is without doubt one of the best home builts I have ever seen with attention to every detail. You should be proud to own a work of art. I hope you enjoy and treat it well. Congratulation on a great purchase. They banned Ken from getting 3 in a row trophies for best home built.

 

 

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Hi Brett. The Rans looks smick! What is the take off & landing distances like? I'm guessing not too much?

 

Definitely looking forward to catching up & checking out the new toy.

 

 

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Hi Brett. The Rans looks smick! What is the take off & landing distances like? I'm guessing not too much?Definitely looking forward to catching up & checking out the new toy.

Hi Mick,

Haven't had a good play with her yet, just taking it easy for the first few flights. Russ and I are hoping to give her a good workout over the weekend.

 

Specs list landing roll 320ft, T/O roll would be less. Catch you soon

 

 

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I was silly enough to build two tail draggers .... hopefully I will test fly the Sonex very soon.

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Hi Brett,

Keep us posted on the progress of the Sonex, enjoy your maiden flight. Maybe a few pics?

 

 

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Hi All,

 

Launched at first light for the short flight to Maryborough. Spent a good hour with Russ brushing up on the finer points of wheeler and three point landings, on both grass & tar. Also had a chance to fly a couple of circuits from the rear seat. Aircraft handles bueatifully, the bloke driving could do with some more practice. Here's a couple of pics.

 

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Hi All,Launched at first light for the short flight to Maryborough. Spent a good hour with Russ brushing up on the finer points of wheeler and three point landings, on both grass & tar. Also had a chance to fly a couple of circuits from the rear seat. Aircraft handles bueatifully, the bloke driving could do with some more practice. Here's a couple of pics.

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Congratulations sir a truly wonderfull aircraft. Iv,e always admired them having trained in a cub and seeing the differance. I,m having some engine issues with my storch at present but hope to fly her down to our breakfast if corrected by then. Cheers Brett

 

 

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When you get a chance post a few pics of the Storch and the Supa Pup. Can never get to many pics of taildraggers.

 

Here's a reminder, Childers Quarterly Breakfast fly-in 6th Feb 0730-1000. All welcome. We might end up with a long line of taildraggers parked out the front.

 

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I have to leave the Childers Breakfast early on 06 Feb, because I have a taildragger lesson booked for midday at YCAB. 017_happy_dance.gif.8a199466e9bd67cc25ecc8b442db76ba.gif In the C140.

Nice one Geoff, I'm sure you'll enjoy it, and your time in the Drifter will give you a good start. Don't forget to put on your dancing shoes. Have you had a run in the Vixen?

 

 

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When you get a chance post a few pics of the Storch and the Supa Pup. Can never get to many pics of taildraggers.Here's a reminder, Childers Quarterly Breakfast fly-in 6th Feb 0730-1000. All welcome. We might end up with a long line of taildraggers parked out the front.

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Aircraft with the third wheel at the right end are certainly the real look alright Brett i,ll try posting a pic of the old girl and see how i go eh

 

 

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