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Re: Possible new Whisper model

Post by whisper » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:59 pm

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Re: Possible new Whisper model

Post by Johan Nortje » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:26 pm

I like her, just a question is the extra beam in the canopy for extra support???
Is it possible to make a sliding canopy, like the RV's?
It seems that the extra beam will be in your forward sight.

Look forward for the first flight.
Let us know if you need a camera crew.
I am prepered to be the first Pax.
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Re: Possible new Whisper model

Post by whisper » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:41 am

Hi Johan
For normal forward vision you look under the bow so am hoping it will not be a problem. Sliding canopy is now a possibility if we make the front windscreen fixed but then access to instruments is tricky. Will keep you updated re first flight. Thx for the offer!

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Re: Possible new Whisper model

Post by whisper » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:34 am

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Re: Possible new Whisper model

Post by Johan Nortje » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:04 pm

I believe the extra "beam" only cosmetic?
The canopy looks Fantastic, I see you also paint a "roof"
In the past I also want to paint a "roof" on the express's canopy but was afraid.
Maybe not a bad idea, The sun is sometimes hot.
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Re: Possible new Whisper model

Post by whisper » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:56 pm

Hi Johan
To achieve the exact canopy shape that I wanted I made this one in 4 pieces. The roof and the bows are all structural. The current whisper 2 piece canopies are a bit overblown. I wanted a sleeker look. This canopy is also 4mm so am hoping it will handle a bird strike at 200kts!

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Re: Possible new Whisper model

Post by jgrobbelaar » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:43 pm

Baie mooi ,sien hom volgende jaar op CARNARVON Fly in!
Jasper

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Re: Possible new Whisper model

Post by Johan Nortje » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:08 pm

Jasper n Whisper X kan nie so ver vlieg nie, Dit suip te veel petrol. :twisted:

It is better to fly a LONGWING WHISPER :lol: , I used only 50 liters From Riversdale to Carnarvon and back (total 4.5 hours)

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Re: Possible new Whisper model

Post by whisper » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:00 pm

Can't beat a long wing whisper in the fuel dept...!! Have to agree with Johan on that.....
I'll start saving to buy the fuel to get to carnarvon now...

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Re: Possible new Whisper model

Post by Johan Nortje » Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:49 pm

Russel with the winter holidays nearly over I believe the Whisper X must be close to its maiden flight. Please keep us informed, or did you visited the west coast again.

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