Sad Day- EcoFlyer lost
- It is always bad when a pilot loses their life but it is a bit
worse when they take a toy from your "if you win the lotto" list.
The largest LSA plane (what I thought of as the Flying-Guppy of
the LSA world) probably will go away as the designer and owner
of the company flew into a thunderstorm on the way home from
SunFun. Upon confronting inclement weather he landed and waited
several hours before resuming his flight. He didnt wait long
This plane with a cavernous interior of 54 inches high capable
of storing several full size bicycles after filling with 30 gal
of fuel could cruise for five hours at greater than 100 knots
and still have a 390 pound payload after full fuel.
Apparently the perfect streamline shape allowed faster
speeds than many of the other more normal sized
LSA planes. Wouldnt it be embarrasing to own one
of the others and not be able to keep up ?
This same company also kitted Dean Wilsons "Explorer"
Hopefully the employees will find a way to keep the company