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Dave Yeoman - Skybolt

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Oct 12, 2007
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Hi all,

Have been lurking around the site for some time and wanted to formally introduce myself. I am on contract in South Africa for the next 3-4 years and have decided to build the Skybolt. WhileI am currently on business in Canada I have taken the time to buy the plans and order some small tooling to hand-carry on to SA. Have ordered the tubing and now must find a place to build in SA. When I get there in mid-January I want to hit the ground running! As I only have 3-4 years I would preferto finish in this time-frame as I am concerned at taking a partially completed project to another country somewhere else in the world and try to get it approved. But if it must happen, so be it.... I heed all your comments about not fixating on time!!

Having done a lot of research (kudos to those of you on this site and Beej's excellent website forso muchassistance...) I intend to build as close to original plans as possible with one minor change - I want to square off the wing tips (not clip them, just square them) as I agree with a comment on this site about the 'bad a** look' it gives the 'bolt.

I welcome any contact, although doubt I can be of much help at this early stage. I am the New Zealand & Australian equivalent of your A&P but I'm looking forward to learning the multitude of new lessons that building from scratch will bring.



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