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Hi Dave,

Greg Robertson is no longer handling it.  Blueadventures, on this forum, though, has up to date info about all that.

Flylight Airsports in the UK is now the best place for info on the Skyranger/Nynja range.

 

https://www.flylight.co.uk/

 

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2 hours ago, davebmooney said:

Can't find an Australian dealer any more when doing a Google search, is there still one in Oz.

Hi Dave 

There is a rep in South Australia (Stewart), pm me and I'll reply with his contact.  Greg mentioned that he offered the Webb site he had running and they did not take the offer and keep the site going as they work off thier UK site.  Flylight Airsports.

 

Perhaps things will change when they can supply factory 600kg aircraft and we see some flying in Australia.

 

Except for a lack of a dedicated Australian webb site they are a very well written build manual and I had no missing parts in my kit.

 

They are a pleasure to fly.

 

Cheers  

 

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10 minutes ago, eightyknots said:

I wonder why there is no dealer Down Under?

One reason would be that not a 600kg MTOW aircraft at present.  For the past 18 moths or so the airframe and wings of all Swifts and Nynjas are 600kg; they are just finalising the 600 kg undercarriage.  Then they will be a 600kg aircraft approved aircraft.

 

Mine is 286kg light and 540kg MTOW.   I expect the 600kg upgrade may add about 10kg to light weight so an extra 50kg payload.  I'll make a removable pod under for my chairs and tent to save storage in cabin area.  Will be awesome then.

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3 hours ago, Blueadventures said:

One reason would be that not a 600kg MTOW aircraft at present.  For the past 18 moths or so the airframe and wings of all Swifts and Nynjas are 600kg; they are just finalising the 600 kg undercarriage.  Then they will be a 600kg aircraft approved aircraft.

 

Mine is 286kg light and 540kg MTOW.   I expect the 600kg upgrade may add about 10kg to light weight so an extra 50kg payload.  I'll make a removable pod under for my chairs and tent to save storage in cabin area.  Will be awesome then.

Does your one have the 600 kg wing? ...or are you planning to 'beef up' your wings to the higher weight performance??

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33 minutes ago, eightyknots said:

Does your one have the 600 kg wing? ...or are you planning to 'beef up' your wings to the higher weight performance??

I have the upgrade kit in my hangar so when have time will fit, most likely when the undercarriage is available and fitting won't interrupt flying too much.  Not a big job just time poor at present:)

 

The bits are listed in the new Nynja to area thread.

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On 14/01/2021 at 11:29 AM, davebmooney said:

Cheers all it's on my short list especially @600kg ,do they still have the tail dragger option. 

Hi Dave  This image came up on facebook site  'Skyranger FR'   and there is another site 'Skyranger Pilots'.  Maybe join those sites and ask information questions and performance of the tail wheel variants people have built.  Cheers.

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Wonder why they changed it to a tailwheel? Too much control with the trike? Landings too good? Need the "Tailwheel swagger" when you enter the aero club bar? Like feeling superior compared to the also-rans who fly trikes?

This is tongue in cheek of coarse but there might be a grain of truth to the way some tailwheel pilots like to carry on 😁

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Hey SP,

 

For a start, some people (even some I know) like the look of taildraggers better; even going to the trouble of a nose job to get it.  

 

 

 

 

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