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  • GASML
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2005
    • 661

    #21
    Originally posted by ozplane
    It distinguished itself by wrapping itself up in a ball at the feet of the new purchaser at the end of the delivery flight. No harm done to the occupant but a disgruntled new owner.
    I now know from experience last week, that in terms of peer pressure there's nothing as scary as landing an aeroplane in front of its new owner.

    Thankfully Gasmantle let me get away with a perfect three-pointer. Proving there's always a first time!
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    • galdri
      Half Wit
      • Jan 2000
      • 1360

      #22
      Originally posted by wessex boy
      Something from the Miles stable?
      A good idea! They are, by all accounts, terrific aircraft, but I suspect a little to dear as a trade up from a Luton. Try ringing hairyplane and ask him the price for his spottless Magister
      Those who can.....do,
      Those who can not.....teach (that's me!)

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      • wysiwyg
        Retard :)
        • Jan 2000
        • 3749

        #23
        Originally posted by The Blue Max
        I bet you wernt to pleased with the Kitfox suggestion
        Why not? All aircraft are a compromise, especially if you are on a budget.

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        • SimonH
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Mar 2005
          • 85

          #24
          I know of a Kitfox for sale at the moment for 9.500, reduced from about 13K. It seems an excellent price for what it is. Comes complete with trailer, fuel rig, tool kit etc, etc... uses something like 12ltrs per hour, has two seats and you can keep it in your garage! Sounds like a bargin to me.

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          • GASML
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jan 2005
            • 661

            #25
            Originally posted by SimonH
            I know of a Kitfox for sale at the moment for 9.500, reduced from about 13K. It seems an excellent price for what it is. Comes complete with trailer, fuel rig, tool kit etc, etc... uses something like 12ltrs per hour, has two seats and you can keep it in your garage! Sounds like a bargin to me.
            Thanks Simon, no disrespect, but I'm looking for something a little more vintage than a Kitfox. So far have driven about 700 miles looking at Taylorcrafts and things, haven't quite found the right one for me....yet
            If you like slow-flying aeroplanes:
            www.biggles-biplane.com
            www.lutonminor.com

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            • Arm Waver
              Certified...
              • Mar 2004
              • 3074

              #26
              Shame you sold Gasmantle Steve - what am I going to get a Minor from for V&C day now?
              All the best in your quest for new wings...

              P.S. Did you see the minor photo on the PFA thread?
              Last edited by Arm Waver; 22nd August 2006, 14:25.
              It is only kinky the first time...

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              • SimonH
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Mar 2005
                • 85

                #27
                Originally posted by GASML
                Thanks Simon, no disrespect, but I'm looking for something a little more vintage than a Kitfox. So far have driven about 700 miles looking at Taylorcrafts and things, haven't quite found the right one for me....yet
                Ah, I wasn't suggesting you go for the Kitfox, I was just defending it as did wysiwyg Good value flying but certainly not vintage!

                Beware of Taylorcrafts if you venture East though. I looked at one a few months ago and ....hmmm

                Funnily enough, the chap I am building my plane with used to be part of a group that owned gasmantle. Small world innit!

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                • Mr.Tipsy
                  Tipsy-aircraft
                  • Sep 2005
                  • 180

                  #28
                  What do you think of a Tipsy Trainer

                  Nice flying, open cockpit and surely a nice classic

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                  • gbwez1
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 121

                    #29
                    I don't know if clipped wing Cubs are allowed in the UK but a friend and I bought one 6 months ago and it is wonderful... all the advantages of a normal Cub, no disadvantages, and add at least 50% to the fun factor. www.clippedcub.com

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                    • SimonH
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Mar 2005
                      • 85

                      #30
                      Originally posted by Mr.Tipsy
                      What do you think of a Tipsy Trainer

                      Nice flying, open cockpit and surely a nice classic
                      Very nice, but finding one would be difficult. I believe the one in Belguim is no longer for sale?

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                      • GASML
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Jan 2005
                        • 661

                        #31
                        Originally posted by SimonH
                        Very nice, but finding one would be difficult. I believe the one in Belguim is no longer for sale?
                        That's correct. I've already spoken to the owner.

                        Actually a Tipsy Trainer is very high up on my list so, Mr Tipsy...if you've got any inside contacts......?
                        Last edited by GASML; 23rd August 2006, 14:10.
                        If you like slow-flying aeroplanes:
                        www.biggles-biplane.com
                        www.lutonminor.com

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                        • Mr.Tipsy
                          Tipsy-aircraft
                          • Sep 2005
                          • 180

                          #32
                          The Belgian Trainer indead is no longer for sale. (And actually I'm glad at least one stays in Belgium)

                          Currently I don't know one for sale, but you could ask some owners.

                          There's G-AFVN that doesn't fly anymore (perhaps the owner consideres to sell it??) and G-AFSC that also does not fly very often.

                          If you like I could give you their addresses.

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                          • GASML
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Jan 2005
                            • 661

                            #33
                            Originally posted by Mr.Tipsy
                            The Belgian Trainer indead is no longer for sale. (And actually I'm glad at least one stays in Belgium)
                            You've got two - there's one in the Musee d'Air too! That's greedy, come on, share them out!
                            If you like slow-flying aeroplanes:
                            www.biggles-biplane.com
                            www.lutonminor.com

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                            • wessex boy
                              Talking Baggage
                              • Aug 2005
                              • 1086

                              #34
                              Originally posted by galdri
                              A good idea! They are, by all accounts, terrific aircraft, but I suspect a little to dear as a trade up from a Luton. Try ringing hairyplane and ask him the price for his spottless Magister
                              The Gemini whets my whistle, but the requirement for a Twin rating puts that even further out of reach!
                              J Atkins - A PPL once More!



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                              • Mr.Tipsy
                                Tipsy-aircraft
                                • Sep 2005
                                • 180

                                #35
                                Originally posted by GASML
                                You've got two - there's one in the Musee d'Air too! That's greedy, come on, share them out!
                                Actually we have three, the museum has two.

                                But still I hope EOT will grace the Belgian skies for many years to come.

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                                • taylorman
                                  Its Big, Blue, Its an F4U
                                  • Jul 2005
                                  • 607

                                  #36
                                  aaaah so EOT is this one great looking plane.

                                  Never seen it, even though I live very close to belgium
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