AT LAST

The versatile 3-axis Microlight from Rainbow Aircraft, manufactured completetly in South Africa.

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Unread post by Hennie van Zyl » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:42 pm

At last it is finished. Flew a bit with test pilot. Great aerie!
Will collect Monday.
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Unread post by Hennie van Zyl » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:39 pm

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Unread post by Dirk » Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:00 pm

Looks like a Sylva compass you got ther.

Good choice.

Mine is bigger! :twisted:
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Unread post by Stephan van Tonder » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:23 pm

Congratulations Hennie. She is a beauty. Did you fly with Johan?.
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Unread post by George » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:32 pm

Now there's a Cheetah I like :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: It even look rite.... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
=D> =D> =D> =D>


Enjoy it....
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Unread post by Hennie van Zyl » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:32 am

Stephan van Tonder wrote:Congratulations Hennie. She is a beauty. Did you fly with Johan?.
Thank you Stephan. I flew a few circuits with Johan and collected it on 15th.
Once you get used the lightness of the aircraft, it is a real pleasure to fly.
It lands in less than 100 met- without the use of brakes and gets off the ground
in about the same distance.

Good points noticed so far:

Brakes have been radically improved
Fantastic landing gear. Ultra strong!
Very docile and tame as far as taildraggers go- and I've had a few.
Very safe feeling and easily controllable in turbulence and wind. (Compared to some others)
Huge cockpit.

Not so good points:

Needs a handle at the tail section. You have to be young and strong to hangar it. (and I am neither young or strong)
Getting in and out of the aircraft needs some getting used to.
Doors and latches appear flimsy- I hope they last.

My judgement?

I think for for the price, this is a very good buy. It is reasonable cruiser. I get 100mph + indicated at 6500ft
at 4800RPM but is is an excellent STOL aircraft. The build quality is simply out of this world and the service I got
from Vladimir and his staff is nothing short of outstanding.

Courses for horses- as they say: Some would prefer metal, some composite, some speed, some looks. I prefer
safety. Looks and speed are secondary factors. For me safety is the first requirement and for me the ease
of control , low stall speed and rugged build quality makes the Cheetah a perfect choice for South African conditions.
It will fly comfortably from strips that few aircraft can operate from. All this a a fraction of the price many other makes
sell for.

Of course- this is just my opinion. There are no 'bad' types. The Cheetah just does it for me! =D> =D> =D>
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Unread post by rod smith » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:33 am

Welcome to the club! Happy flying, Hennie!

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Unread post by FREDAS » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:58 pm

Hi Hennie

Just spoke to you on the phone and would like to say nice chatting and she beaut.

Charl
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Unread post by John Boucher » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:55 pm

Welcome to the Cheetah family Hennie.... you look after her she'll look after you!
Grammarly is a wonderful thing!

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