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    I think a Skyranger is a very good first aircraft. Equally at home bumbling around localy or touring and camping. You can stash a fair bit of kit in them but but WATCH THE W&B very important.
    Easy and forgiving to fly, open structure so very easy to inspect and maintain and a choice of engines.
    I would go for one with X-lam covering as it is less likely to degrade.
    If you are able to build your own then that is an easy one to start with.
    Hope this helps. Nick.


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    Thanks Nick, gotta admit, the Nynja does look fantastic. Can you still buy them new in kit form for home build?


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    Quote Originally Posted by leeroyster View Post
    Thanks Nick, gotta admit, the Nynja does look fantastic. Can you still buy them new in kit form for home build?
    Yes certainly so. Have a look at the flyweight website. Or better still go to the flying show at Telford. Have a chat with Paul Deerhurst he is Mr Skyranger. They have just bought the best off manufacturer in the Ukraine. I am sure they will have a demonstrator they would take you up in at Sywell.
    Nick.
    Edit...Flylight website.... Paul Dewhurst ....
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    I would absolutely LOVE to build one myself, but I just don't have the internal space


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    Quote Originally Posted by leeroyster View Post
    I would absolutely LOVE to build one myself, but I just don't have the internal space
    It could be done in a decent garage. Better than having cars and prams in it!!!!!!


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    Haha too right!


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    Quote Originally Posted by leeroyster View Post
    I would absolutely LOVE to build one myself, but I just don't have the internal space
    Don't forget there's a wing fold option.
    Steve U.
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    I suppose it could be done in a single garage. I've got one but it's tapered at the back!


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    Quote Originally Posted by leeroyster View Post
    I would absolutely LOVE to build one myself, but I just don't have the internal space
    Not sure that is a real excuse... "Where there is a will....."

    Quote from http://www.flyingmag.com/aircraft/ex...build-airplane
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    Martin and Claudia Sutter built their RV-6 in their living room. “In Texas, it’s always too hot, unless it’s too cold,” Martin says. “Air conditioning a hangar would cost more than the airplane we’d build in it. We thought about our garage, but if we left our cars outside, the sun would beat them to death. We had a breakfast bar and a family room, so we lived and ate there and put the airplane project in the living room, where we had air conditioning, heat and a big sliding patio door that allowed us to get the airplane out when it was finished. The fact that we could work on it whenever we wanted to, without travel time or discomfort, saved hundreds of hours.”,

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    Stop it you'll have me divorced!


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