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Richard Eklund

USA
31 Posts

Posted - 10/23/2011 :  11:14:06  Show Profile  Visit Richard Eklund's Homepage  Reply
Google PILOTER magazine and you will see the cover of the September/October 2011 magazine. Ray Henning's perfectly plans built example is the subject of the T-18 Tiger article. Available on newstands in France.

Richard Eklund

RCE

Tom

USA
6 Posts

Posted - 10/23/2011 :  11:53:37  Show Profile  Visit Tom's Homepage  Reply
Now there is a paint job that Mr. Thorp might approve of!

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Rich Brazell

USA
911 Posts

Posted - 10/23/2011 :  14:17:37  Show Profile  Reply
Beautiful metal work! Just the right amount of paint.

RB

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james peran

Australia
6 Posts

Posted - 10/23/2011 :  15:32:06  Show Profile  Reply
Where can i see this Thorp????
J.P.

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Victor Thompson

Canada
73 Posts

Posted - 10/23/2011 :  18:42:39  Show Profile  Reply
JP try

http://www.relay.com/piloter/thorp-t-18-numero-30-divers-27069.html

Personally I like more paint.

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Victor J Thompson
C-GIRQ
"In Memory Of Dad"

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Bill Williams

USA
336 Posts

Posted - 10/24/2011 :  03:41:01  Show Profile  Reply
Looks like this Thorp belongs to Ray Henning, Lynnwood, WA USA.
Has an USA "N" number and flown right seat, unless the layout person reversed the photo.

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Jim Mantyla

Canada
126 Posts

Posted - 10/24/2011 :  06:52:34  Show Profile  Reply
I'll be in Paris tomorrow. I will look for it at the airport. If it looks good we can scan for the rest of the group to see.

Jim Mantyla

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leewwalton

USA
1041 Posts

Posted - 10/24/2011 :  07:27:17  Show Profile  Send leewwalton a Yahoo! Message  Reply
That's the Thorp that was the subject of the Feb 2010 Article in Flying "Clipped Wings". Sadly after 44 years of construction the plane was finally complete then Ray was diagnosed with macular degeneration and had to give up flying. it has been for sale for a while now and is maintained and flown by Mike Melville (of Rutan fame) out in Mojave. I've spoken (email and in person) with Mike a few times and even sent him a set of brake pedals to install in the airplane (for the RH seat), which he did. there was a lot of concern that some yahoo was going to buy the airplane and tear it up and or change out the steam gauges etc and make a mess of what has been describes as a "work of perfection." I offered to help Mike find a reputable buyer for it but have not heard from him lately.

Here's the article in Flying ..

http://www.flyingmag.com/single-engine-piston/technicalities-clipped-wings

Here's the ad in Sport Aviation (not sure what the sale status is)...

THORP T-18 N149RH. Less than 100 hrs TT A/E. New Lyc. 0-360 performance tuned by LyCon. Airframe developed from Thorp tooling. assembled in Thorpís prototype shop with assistance from Vaughn Parker. Thorp metal cowling, carb air intake and wheel fairings., metal wingtips. Sensenich wood prop. Empty st. 936 lbs. Exceptional
metal workmanship. Exterior polished metal, all internal surfaces zinc chromated or anodized. First test flights by Mike Melvill.
Climb 1,800 fpm, 200 mph at 9,500 ft. Stall strips provide excellent stall characteristics. King KLX 135 GPS/Com and Xpondr. See article
and picture Clipped Wings by Peter Garrison FLYING 2/10, $38,500.


Lee Walton
Houston, TX
N589LW,N51863
KDWH

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leewwalton

USA
1041 Posts

Posted - 10/24/2011 :  07:43:47  Show Profile  Send leewwalton a Yahoo! Message  Reply
Just heard from a reliable source that one of our own may have just bought this airplane ... if you got excited or wrote down the phone number from the ad .. sorry.


Lee Walton
Houston, TX
N589LW,N51863
KDWH

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shinton

USA
57 Posts

Posted - 10/24/2011 :  08:50:47  Show Profile  Reply
Lee,

The airplane is now owned by Scott Ginn. Look for a five ship Ginn family photo soon.

Scott Hinton
Elizabeth City, NC
N78WG

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leewwalton

USA
1041 Posts

Posted - 10/24/2011 :  08:51:53  Show Profile  Send leewwalton a Yahoo! Message  Reply
Roger that thanks Scott ... glad to hear it's in good hands!

Lee Walton
Houston, TX
N589LW,N51863
KDWH

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dickwolff

Canada
182 Posts

Posted - 10/24/2011 :  09:13:14  Show Profile  Reply
From where I'm sitting now, that was a bargoon.

I managed to extract my gear A-Frame on the weekend. That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

I'd rather be flying.

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