Tuesday, 12 March 2019

NII 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..!!

Monday, 20 August 2018

Nieuport N11 Update

N11 frontal view.
N11 side view.
N11 close up.
N11 engine detail.
N11 cockpit.
N11 detail.
N11 detail.
GSAL recently visited Roger's completed N11/16, to give it a good going over before flight testing.  These images were taken during the day in lovely sunshine.  Later we took of the cowling to inspect the engine installation and run her up.....

 
What a lovely sound...



Whing-Ding II Sub 70kg


UK Whing-Ding II Front View
UK Whing-Ding II Rear View
GSAL are now offering a complete plan set of the Whing-Ding II with UK upgrades. It's possible to build this aircraft to the new licence free SUB 70 kg category.

GSAL would always advise any builder to seek flight training from a professional establishment.

Price: £50 + VAT + Postage

(Online support via email)

DH2 Update

DH2 Fuselage coming together.
More DH2 progress on the fuselage.

Better view of rudder bar and gun.
Brian tries it out for size.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

GSAL Eindecker EIII Kit Number 10

A very happy looking young man, with hours of reading, and a bottle of bubbly to celebrate the kit purchase.
On the 14th of April Matthew and his mother Anna, collected GSAL Eindecker kit number 10.  During correspondence I was asked what size of vehicle would be required, I replied the longest tubes are 12ft, so either a van or an average size car with roof rack.  They surprised me by turning up in a little Fiat Panda/roof-rack with ladder mounted on top...........we managed to get it all in and on top (rear seats had been removed) goodness knows how.  They arrived back home safely with everything in tacked.

I look forward to posting updates from Matthew's build as it progresses.


Friday, 16 March 2018

First UK DH2 Kit Update

Brian Appleby Received a bottle of bubbly as a thank you for purchasing a kit.




GSAL will be working closely with Brian to iron out any build issues that might arise from a new kit.  However, Brian hasn't wasted any time in getting started and has already completed the rudder,  stabiliser and elevator.

Brian with the Rudder and his favorite red jumper.








Stab & Elevator
GSAL has produced full size CAD drawings of these parts which has greatly helped speed up the build, and we are currently working on other CAD drawings for the kit.  We will off course keep posting images of Brian's progress.