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Unread post by whisper » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:10 am

Pic from John Miller photo shoot last week
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Unread post by MarkB » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:15 am

Hi Russell
Do you have final spec's and performance data yet.

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Unread post by whisper » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:07 pm

See www.whisperaircraft.com/wcont

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Unread post by MarkB » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:18 pm

Great
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Unread post by ADB » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:30 pm

Thanks for the flip this morning, Russell! What a great aircraft. Fast and aerobatic - look out, RVs!

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Unread post by Warbirdsfly » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:15 pm

Beautiful pic John
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Unread post by KEO » Wed May 01, 2013 4:23 pm

Hd a great flight to Paradise Beach this morning. Clocked 184 knots coming back :D Thanks Russell.

I must hurry and complete my rudder!! (.. and wing, and horizontal stab etc.. :( )
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Unread post by Craigb » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:18 pm

This seems like a fairly high performance plane? I assume it is not the best option to learn to fly in or am I wrong?
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Unread post by whisper » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:04 pm

It is a high performance aircraft and probably an unlikely ab-initio trainer however with patience and a willing instructor you can learn to fly in almost anything! IMHO it is better to learn to fly in an aircraft that needs to be flown rather than an aerial platform such as a C152 or similar. The latter does the job but when it comes time to step up it takes longer than it should to get your feet working etc. A good example is taildragger training... a person who starts from scratch generally goes solo in a taildragger in less time than it takes to convert a licensed nosewheel pilot to a TD... unlearning takes longer than learning!
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Unread post by Craigb » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:53 pm

How many of these are flying now? Is it still only ZU-GAB?
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Unread post by Russell Phillips » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:13 pm

Yes. 6 others under construction. 2 quite close to finished.
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Unread post by Craigb » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:29 pm

Are any of the guys keeping a builders log / diary on the net anywhere?
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Unread post by Craigb » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:35 pm

whisper wrote:
MarkB wrote:Russell how long do you estimate the build time to be for someone who wants to build one,assuming you are a first time builder?
2000-3000hrs from a basic package. 2-3 years part time?? Beats watching TV :twisted:
Is this still the rough estimate for the build time for a novice?
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Unread post by whisper » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:36 pm

Hi Craig
Bargain on at least 1000hrs if working from a basic kit. If its your first build 1500 is probably safer though. (2 years part time).

If working from a fast build package you can halve those numbers.

Have a browse here as well https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a5fqv7f6m71vmo7/hRiXvJEV_L

It is a lot of work but the end result is really something quite special :D

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Unread post by pieter001 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:07 pm

Hi Russell,

The planned Vne is 230mph.

With the new ground adjustable prop (and carb), what speed did you achieve?

I'll start my build REAL soon, kit is almost 100% complete ito parts to assemble :D, excluding the engine :( Will need to save for a long while for it, but that is build time!

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