Saturday 5 August 2023

 Hi All,

It has been a very long time since posting, mainly due to the panemic, lockdowns, life in general. However, GSAL has a new driver at the helm for sales and marketing, and so I will once again start posting builder updates as they come in, plus other things related to flying.

Back Soon.

Thursday 17 October 2019

Dream Classic Update

Chris and Mike spent a few days with their Dream Classic at a private airstrip performing taxi runs to stretch and adjust cables before doing some flight hops in preparation for flight testing.  Unfortunately the weather turned to rain and high winds the next day, so they are waiting for time and weather to coincide for flight tests.
Some period moody evening shots at the days end.
Chris and Mike have reluctantly decided to sell the Dream Classic for a very reasonable price of £8500 ono (less than it cost to build), as Mike has had a hip operation since this testing and is unlikely to fly again. It does have a unique wing-fold which will make storing the aircraft at home possible, or reduce hangar costs.  Anyone interested in the aircraft should send me and email on:

Monday 15 July 2019

DH2 Update

DH2 Wing Sections
DH2 Wings with fuselage

Fuselage and central wing sections.

Brian has now completed the DH2 fuselage and central wing section installation, including the rigging wires.  He has now run out of room in the garage, but has arranged the use of a farm building to complete the wing and rigging over the next few weeks.  GSAL look forward to seeing images of the assembly.

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Eindecker Build In The Fatherland

Dieter inspecting engine installation on GSAL's Fokker Eindecker.

Dieter admiring the GSAL Fokker Eindecker.
Our friend Dieter flew over from Germany for the day early in 2016, to check out the GSAL Fokker Eindecker prototype, and was impressed enough to order a kit which he received at the end of December.  He couldn't start until he'd moved house in 2017, but has made good progress once settled into his new home.

Dieter's first update image of his Eindecker build in October 2018.

The following images were received from Dieter June 2019, and he has made excellent progress with the engine installation. Initially he was going to fit the Verner 3 - cylinder radial, but decided to go for a modified Briggs & Stratton V-Twin with belt reduction drive instead.  The engine mount configuration was designed by GSAL, but the detail and build was done by Dieter and his friend.

June 2019
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Dieter has a way to go before finishing, however, he has made excellent progress.  We are looking forward to some more detail on the engine and its power output which I believe was sourced in Germany.

Tuesday 9 April 2019

Tuesday 12 March 2019

N11 First Flights

Roger's NII achieved weightlessness and got it's wheels of the ground, there were the usual adjustments to be made, but everything progressed well.

Side panel off, for access to control systems during taxi runs.
Roger's friend an experienced tail-wheel pilot performed the first test runs.
Take off run.
Safe landing after the first sortie.
Back safely after the first sortie and ready for a debrief.
GSAL are looking forward to seeing some film footage, hopefully we can post it on the blog.

Saturday 6 October 2018

Dream Classic Update 3

DC with Thruster fuel tank in front to help C of G.
On Monday the 24th of September GSAL visited Chris and Mike to check their completed aircraft, and inspect the wing fold mechanism.  Most Dream Classic's have the Rotax 503 or Hirth equivalent fitted which are about 6kg heavier than the Rotax 447 Chris and Mike have fitted.  Also the larger heavier Demoiselle type rudder has moved weight aft, so mounting the fuel tank in front instead of to the side has balanced this out, and the C of G is now in the correct position.

Chris and Mike demonstrated how they folded the wings.

Mike explained how he was making a saddle to support the wings for transport, with further fixed supports on the trailer not yet completed.  They are just about ready to start flight testing at the end of October.

GSAL will post any test flight details as they arrive, and I must say we can't wait..!!