In 1980 there was an American guy that was a salesman for Aerospace and he was full of bright ideas. He mostly sold Grummans. They had Frontier Aerospace at Long Beach trying to sell stuff but it didn't come to much. At that time John Rika went over and flew one of the American registered FU-24's around California but Frontier never followed it up.
One thing about Air Parts and Aerospace, they always had their thinking caps on and they turned out sketches and drawings and over the years I remember seeing a lot of them.
The one I liked was a Fletcher with an R-985.
The American guy at PAC was Doug Smith,formerly of Piper, Vero Beach. He was much liked, but we reckon he was reporting to the CIA as to our true capabilities to produce COIN aircraft for use against drug cartels in central America.