Post by Dave Homewood on Dec 19, 2017 19:43:36 GMT 12
Here's another old photo from the National Libray
Date: [ca 18 Aug 1962] Ref: EP/1962/2376-F Mr R G Gentry in the cockpit of his home built aircraft, a Turbulent ultra-light aeroplane. Shows him outside his house in Mornington, Wellington with members of his family (and his neighbours?). Mr G J Waldie, who is building another aircraft, stands at the right wing-tip. Photographed circa 18 August 1962 by an unidentified staff photographer for the Evening Post. Other - Published in the Evening Post newspaper, 18 August 1962. Mr Gentry had built the plane in the basement of his home.
I think Robbie's build count was 9 or 10. He used to say when he had finished a project he always had some wood left over so he thought he would use it up on another aircraft. There never was enough wood so he bought some more, and when he finished there was always some wood left over!... He was a great bloke.
If it was supposed to be easy. everyone would be doing it...