Demoiselle - unique pioneering plane! 1000 pounds reduction United Kingdom
The delightful Demoiselle: Your chance to enchant all the ladies and steal all the scenes and be one of those magnificent men in their flying machines!!
Unique look-a-like of Alberto Santo Dumont's plane - the first to fly in Europe 110 years ago. This is the real pioneering spirit! Several of these designs are flying in France but this is believed to be the only one in the UK so no one will upstage you in this! You may recognise the similarity to the one in "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines"!
This is brand new in pristine condition (BUT wing upper surfaces now a bit soiled by birds and dust) and was a labour of love and a work of art consuming some $8000 top quality materials and 2000hrs of craftsmanship (i.e. 2 full working years) and all that top quality material and meticulous craftsmanship can be yours for only 4444 Great British pounds ono. June 19 - BIG PRICE REDUCTION - WILL CONSIDER 3300PDS
Power is a Rotax 447 with only 150 documented and logged hours. Tail surfaces are all push/pull cable controlled via stick and pedals while the wings ingeniously swivel 2* up and 4* down like all flying ailerons. C/g can be adjusted by moving the pilot's seat and/or the engine. Span is 32', chord 4', weight about 110kg and power 40hp. Wings can be folded for storage. Instruments - Tacho, cht, alt, turn and bank and note the period ASI on the strut! Reg'd SSDR. So far this has made several runs up and down the runway but not yet flown a circuit. It comes with a mountain of documentation and paperwork and has a professionally painted portrait of Santos=Dumont on the tail and his accolade, "Le pere de l áviation". Full support is available from the kit makers pouchel.com in France. This should really be in a museum but what a great thing to fly in the wingbeats of the great man himself! Alberto S=D got the basic aeroplane design right whereas the Wrights got it wrong by building their plane BACKwards (i.e. as a canard) and virtually everyone has followed S=D since. Note his basic design was reinvented in the early days of microlighting with planes like the Weedhopper and the Australian Scout.
This is quite unique in itself and in the quality of its materials and workmanship so be quick! This is a once only opportunity to join those magnificent men and their flying machines! Can be transported in a lwb van e.g. VW Crafter. Located SW coast.