The search for the next plane to fly while building the 'bolt.
Parallel, or Parallax - Depending
on which direction you're looking at it from.
Defintion of Parallax from the not so new "The New Merriam-Webster
Dictionary" (1971) par·al·lax n : the difference
in apparent direction of an object as seen from two different
After selling the T-craft I've been renting one of those
tin can planes, a Cessna 172. Not a bad plane to rent, but
after having the T for 12 years I just don't like renting.
So here is my dilemma, I need a plane to fly when building
the Skybolt. Rough, isn't it.... Having to look for another
airplane to fly.
Anyways.. with the dilemma securely in place, I need to begin
that search again. Looking for the next ride.... One of the planes
I've looked hard at is the Wittman Tailwind. Love the speed with
the minimal horse power. Some may think it's boxy but I love the
look of it. I've seen some pretty nice looking examples of it out
there. Not many of them for sale and there isn't a whole lot of
information on the internet about them.
I'm not set in stone with the Tailwind. Just one of the planes
high on my list for looking at.
If it came down to it, I'd be happy with a project/plane that needs to
be re-skinned with a little additional work that needs to
be done to bring it up to standards. A small break from the
Skybolt project isn't that bad of a thing. Actually
not a break... it's a matter of getting back up in the air
with my own set of wings on a fast track.
A Few of the Planes that will be filling these pages.
These are in no particular order.
Spezio Tu Holer
Ryan ST-R (plans were available through a company called Aero Draft out of CT.
Tailwind (see above)
Micro Mong (a sweet looking minimalist biplane - plans put out by Green Sky Adventures.)
WAR Replica (one of the half scale planes put out by WAR)