29 November 2001, 01:32 PM
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Ft. Worth, Texas
That's a really good question... the answer is: yes, and no.
I haven't sat in a "mock up" or anything yet... but I suspect it won't be much worse than a low or mid-wing monoplane.
It will be a true dual-control aircraft also... the intent is to use it as a "trainer" for friends that will be building other semi-ultralight types. (some 103 legal, some not- hence the "semi" designation)
I too want an Albatross D series... but I like the DIII better. For that matter, I like the DI too...
The Roland actually won't be mine. It will be half mine initially... but will get passed on to my bud as he helps me complete MY ship. We're doing his first since it has 2 seats.
Mine will be one of 2 things: An Albatross, IF I can maintain my medical... I just learned that my mother has diabetes, and I'm "at risk" so I don't know what the future holds. If I lose my medical, I'll probably build an Eindecker replica since I'm POSITIVE it can be done as a 103-legal craft.
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