Whisper ZU-EYU

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AndrewB
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Whisper ZU-EYU

Post by AndrewB » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:21 pm

ZU-EYU is the 3rd of the 3 Whispers currently on the Shadowlite production line, and in anticipation of it being delivered in the next few weeks (???), Johan Dries and I flew from Plett to Paradise yesterday in Johan’s Tiger Moth, for Johan’s conversion onto the Whisper with Russell (I have the huge privelege of Johan having agreed to do my taildragger training and conversion on ZU-EYU).

What a fantastic experience flying at 500’ AGL all the way up the coast in an open cockpit, but a 30 knot bumpy easterly on the way back made flying in the Tiger Moth hard work. I also had the pleasure of Russell letting me experience some gliding with him in his Whisper. Much excitement on my side at the prospect of my Whisper finally being delivered!
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Re: Whisper ZU-EYU

Post by PeterB » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:39 pm

Andrew that is awesome news about your aerie.
I am sure you are going to be very happy with your purchase.

Yes i was around Paradise yesterday afternoon and it was a lot windier there than at PE (Took off in a 15 knot West)
Very Interesting.............

Looks like the Boys from the Eastern Cape are gonna be able to hold some well attended Whisper Fly Inns :D

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Re: Whisper ZU-EYU

Post by AndrewB » Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:40 am

Latest update from Les, EYU's panel is in and lot's more happening to finally get the aircraft finally out of their factory. Hopefully a nice big present on its way to me for Xmas!
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Re: Whisper ZU-EYU

Post by ollie » Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:00 pm

Congrads Andrew. Will have a close look if I go down next week to collect OLY. Spoke to Les earlier today and she said they were pushing to complete EYU and also get Stan's ship out of the door.
Exciting times indeed
:D :D :D :D

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Re: Whisper ZU-EYU

Post by AndrewB » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:49 pm

Just had a call from Jean, and ZU-EYU flew for the first time today - beautifully! There are a few small things which inevitably need ironing out, but Jean is hoping to get the plane across to Plett on one of the proving flights in the next couple of days so I can get a first real taste of my new Whisper.

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Re: Whisper ZU-EYU

Post by whisper » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:40 pm

NUMBER 17 :D :D :D

Congrats Andrew!

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Re: Whisper ZU-EYU

Post by AndrewB » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:39 pm

Thanks, Russell. I've just spent the morning flying EYU with Jean near George, and what an amazing experience. There are some really small tweaks to be made, but otherwise it looks fantastic and is fantastic! Les took some photos, so hopefully I'll have these to post soon.

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Re: Whisper ZU-EYU

Post by ollie » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:55 pm

Many congrads Andrew. Just ordered an unlocking tail wheel from Russell to help with single handed ground handling. Consider it. Looking forward to seeing the pics.
Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D
Zimer Kid

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Re: Whisper ZU-EYU

Post by AndrewB » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:33 pm

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Re: Whisper ZU-EYU

Post by whisper » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:46 pm

looks like its doing 100MPH still parked on the ground!!!

Red stripe looks good too :D

Happy landings!

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