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Old 1st Dec 2010, 12:29
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No, LHR I hope!!!
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 12:41
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Hi mate
LHR forecast:
01 Dec 1300-1900 5000m snow cloud base 1000ft
1900-02/1800 - 4000m snow cloud base 500ft
Risk of heavy snow 2100-02/1200 1400m cloud base 200ft
Not good - what time are you due in?
Ken
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 12:45
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Hi RR, that is a tough one!
I go for the Aerotalleres Guarani Paraguay 1 from Paraguay. Intended as trainer and first flown 1981

if correct, OH please
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 12:48
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0700!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 12:49
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Hello Walter - where have you been?

Looks like you've scored a direct hit.
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 12:56
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Walter is there! YOUR CONTROL WALTER

ZP-XEA The prototype, called Paraguay 1, was built by the firm AeroTalleres Guarani SRL, and its owners Civil Aviation Pilot Messrs. Joseph Repka Kusy and Mr. Walter Fagundes, structuralist and designer of the prototype.

Empty weight 650 Kg
Autonomy 5.45 hours
600 Kg payload Placed under the wings, are
bombs or rockets.
Wingspan 10.70 m
Length 7.50 m
Height 2.93 m
Cruising speed 170 mph @ 65% power
Take-off weight at least 200 mts.
Glide Speed 80 Mph
Stall speed 47 mph full PLAP


A dream come true!

The story of the first airplane built in Paraguay

Commander Airman Joseph Repka Kusi, Paraguay, born in the town of Carmen del Parana, is also a pilot, an entrepreneur in the business of pharmacies. With a broad smile, very willingly agreed to this interview and we detailed overview of the great accomplishment of the participant was 24 years ago to be exact-at the end of 1981. The fruits of labor were turned into reality, and enlivened the "first aircraft built entirely in our country"

How did the idea of building the first airplane Paraguay?

Aero-company workshops in Guaraní, who was in partnership with Mr. Walter Fagundez and it was exactly with this friend and partner, we came to the project.

How long did the construction?

"From the years 1979-1981.

"It was built entirely in Paraguay?

"Yes, the design, as each piece, were forged and armed with Paraguayan labor. Only the propeller and engine were imported from abroad.

What date was his first flight and who was the pilot?

"The first flight took place in the old Silvio Petirossi Airport, 27 November 1981 and had the great honor of being the test pilot of that plane.

What name was baptized the first plane built?
ZP-Al-XEA prototype, was called "Paraguay 1.

* What do the letters ZP-XEA?

-ZP means that your nationality is Paraguayan and letters mean experimental XEA advanced military version.

Who helped in construction?

"The mechanics and helpers: in short, all officials of Guaraní Workshops aero worked under the direction of Mr. Walter Fagundez and mine.

Is the plane still flying?

"It was donated to the Flight Club Deportivo Yvytu, San Bernardino and still flying.

this is the webpage:

.:Club de Vuelo Deportivo YVYTÚ:. San Bernardino - Paraguay Aeronaves del Club.

OPEN HOUSE HAS BEEN DECLARED
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 12:57
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Just for you Martin - nobiplane.....

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Old 1st Dec 2010, 13:03
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HAL Dhruv?
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 13:04
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Right - THIS IS WAR!!

Biplane next.

Back to you mate.
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Ta!
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Is that how you go to war, David? Sitting back, letting others do it? :
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American mate?
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not a yank, Ken. In fact it has an odd parentage, or at least the base of the designer is not what you'd think. RR
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 14:10
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I'm guessing this is not as obscure as the last one. So European but not Russian?
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Is that how you go to war, David? Sitting back, letting others do it?
No mate - I have been in class and forgot to put my green light off, which I shall now do.
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You are correct, Ken!
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 15:51
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Blimey, you boys (or it is boy?) are slow..... I know there's work to do... but.....

FAIR WARNING: I am closing down at 17:00 to get a flight and then won't be on until after 12:00 tomorrow.. weather permitting (if I can land at LHR!)

RR
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 16:09
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Hope you get home OK mate.

Before you go, is this a seaplane?
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 16:15
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It is, David.. a Flying Boat no less!!!
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 16:19
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Thanks mate.

LHR TAF for 0700 tomorrow - scattered, prob 40 light snow, 1200m.

Small prob heavy snow 2100 tonight until 1200 tomorrow.

No problem for a big jet.
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