Post by flyjoe180 on Sept 20, 2007 18:44:38 GMT 12
Nice photo of the 404 Colin. There was a 404 that was ferried to NZ months ago from Tahiti (I think from memory) and was having work done on it, unsure if it was this one or not. What is the last small aircraft with the retractable gear?
I know there's a lot of money in aviation because I put it there.
The Sting is one of the new generation high performance Microlights coming out of Eastern Europe. Although the canopy does look a little out of proportion, it does mean there is plenty of room inside and excellent visibility. I have had quite a good look at the Stings at various SAA fly - Ins and I'm quite impressed. The finish quality is quite exceptional - they are made by a company that has previously produced high performance sailplanes. The Sting is all Carbon fibre, and is powered by A Rotax 914 (90hp) with a constant speed prop. It cruises at 120+ knots and is equipped with an emergency recovery parachute. great little aeroplane!
Post by agalbraith on Sept 21, 2007 22:30:35 GMT 12
You are right Bruce. Quite a cool wee plane. Advances in technology have enabled some companys to produce some amazing little 'pocket rockets' that are probably more affordable for the average guy to buy and enjoy.
Post by Peter Lewis on Nov 4, 2007 14:02:05 GMT 12
Can anybody tell me why Police helicopter has no NZCAA reg on side or am I not supposed to ask?
I've often thought about that one too, they have been like that since way back.
After all, police cars carry ordinary number plates, and the only vehicle legally allowed on the road without a number plate is the car used by the GG/QEII. Even more interestingly, the police helicopters are owned by and leased from a private company!
Nice pics, by the way Colin.
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