Post by p40fanatic on Jun 27, 2007 18:52:38 GMT 12
I was curious if anyone has completed, is working on, or knows of any Circa Reproductions WW1 aircraft? I'm looking at a certain type Graham Lee offers - hopefully he can scale up his plans to 1:1 - and am interested to know how they go together. Also, any pics of said aircraft in NZ would be fantastic! He's known mainly for Nieuports.
Post by Peter Lewis on Jun 27, 2007 20:53:24 GMT 12
There have been two registered in NZ, both Circa Reproductions Nieuport 11 models. The first one, ZK-NIE was built by John D Lowther, Normanby, Timaru and was registered on 20th March 1992 with a first flight date of 5th June 1993. Ownership was transferred to N R M Lopez, Auckland 11th February 1997 and registration was revoked by CAA 2nd August 1999. This aircraft was offered for sale by auction at Auckland March 2007, and a thread with photos was posted here around that time:
Post by p40fanatic on Jun 30, 2007 11:13:53 GMT 12
Cheers dude! As soon as I posted I remembered that particular machine being on the forum. As others have said, it's a shame that John didn't go for a full-scale machine. In fact, I'm tempted to ask Mr Lee if he's interested in doing 1:1 aircraft - looking at the Nieuport 24 in the AHC, they're hardly massive airframes, and theoretically shouldn't be that hard to do 1:1. I mean, look at the amount of Redfern or Sands Fokker Dr.Is built over the years.