February 2018

Newsletter- February 2018

Special one-time offer for a discounted Snake- see below for details!

Hopefully by now all of you that are BMAA members will have read the excellent review of the Snake sub-70kg/SSDR flexwing microlight in the latest Microlight Flying magazine. Reviewer Steve Uzochukwu gave a glowing appraisal of the Snake, and was particularly impressed with the handling and performance of the Grif 3DC wing.

Microlight Flying Front cover Feb 2018

Steve has also flown the Aeros Fox13T wing, so was well-placed to give an objective comparison. His opinion (which is mirrored by my own), is that the Fox makes an ideal beginner wing with high levels of stability. It also has a relatively steep glide angle that makes judging an approach into a short field particularly easy.

By comparison the 3DC wing has a far greater glide performance at higher speeds, as well as a slightly lighter, more sporty feeling to the handling. As such, it would be better suited to the pilot wanting more efficiency in the cruise or capability when engine-off soaring. It also suits hooligans who want to get their wing-over picture on the front cover of a magazine!

If you’ve missed the article, all BMAA members can view it for free at http://www.microlightflying.org.uk/magazine/mf2018/mf0218/

I also came fourth in the photo competition using my homemade parachute drogue. It’s a good job my niece likes the taste of Fanta!

Homemade GoPro drogue

I mentioned in the last newsletter that our current “Trofeo” branded 3DC demonstrator wing will be available for sale when my replacement wing arrives next month. This is an all-white Grif 3DC with the PX20 leading edge and vortex generator options. The wing was specially built for last year’s European Microlight Championships (“Trofeo” is Italian for Trophy), and has done approximately 35hrs flying time since new. These hours may increase in the meantime as it is used for product demonstration. This wing can be yours for £3,980 (inc VAT), which represents a total saving of around £790 over a new wing in this spec.

Snake with 3DC Trofeo wing

If you’d like a trike to go with it, I can sell our current demonstrator Snake trike for a total package price of £9,400 (inc VAT). This green-coloured trike is fitted with the Cisco C-Max 175 recoil start engine, wooden Cisco prop, generator coil, Microavionics strobe and FlyElectronics MotoMonitor instrument system. This represents a total saving of over £1,100. The engine is barely run-in at 8hrs currently, and is running sweet as a nut!

These prices are based on today’s exchange rate and may fluctuate slightly. As a special reward for email subscribers I will not publicise this on any other social media etc for a few days to give you first dibs. The first person to commit to buying will get the deal! Please note this special price will not qualify for our free training offer (although of course training is still available for converting pilots).

If you’d like any more information or pictures please get in touch.

Kind Regards,
Dave Broom.–
Phone: +44(0)7773 253454
Web: www.airplayaircraft.co.uk