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rogallo

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Blanik Pylon conversion
« on: March 16, 2021, 11:19:15 AM »
I have been flying this Blanik which has passed from a friend of Flamingo flyer to Flamingo F to Fred and to me. A great machine which performs well in all conditions.
Well I decided to see what I could do with it on a flat field so voila one Pylon added. Now waiting to get to the field.

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Re: Blanik Pylon conversion
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2021, 11:29:17 AM »
Nice! :)
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Re: Blanik Pylon conversion
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2021, 11:38:16 AM »
Thank you
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Re: Blanik Pylon conversion
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2021, 12:43:55 PM »
looking good Ralph

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Re: Blanik Pylon conversion
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2021, 20:33:07 PM »
Looks good. Hope to see it in action sometime this year.

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Re: Blanik Pylon conversion
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2021, 23:25:55 PM »
It was built by Paddy Healy - in a few weeks if memory serves. I was put in touch with Paddy and Mervyn  Cooper by Willie Owens when I first started flying  - about 1989. When Paddy died this Blanik came to me but it was my son who flew it most. It had one notable thump - on a head on approach for a landing. At about head height Jonathan pulled on the airbrakes but only one opened. Before I could open my mouth it had rolled, tipped a wing tip and ........... but it was easily repaired and flew many times after that.