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|Tom Robbins removing the old covering so new can be applied.|
It was time.
The Miss Judy story from David Gibson...
"Miss Judy" started life as a stock Sig four star 40 kit. The wing span is 64", wing area is 621 Sq. In., length 47", weight 4 3/4 lbs. The engine is an O.S. 46 AX II (spec's called for a 40 max). I did not like the "square " corners on the wing or the control surfaces so I radiused the elevator and rudder and designed a rounded wing tip for the wings which added to wingspan and wing area.
Hours to build? hmmmm.... I would guess I put about 300 hours in it, but I am extremely picky about stuff and it was my first build since high school. I started the build on December 27, 2014 and finished the build on April 20, 2015.
I maidened her on May 12, 2015, she took about 6 clicks of left aileron and flew very good, 2nd flight went better until the engine quit and I had to dead stick her. That engine is not broke in and has been swapped with a different airplane.
She flies fast and is very responsive to control inputs. I did a loop and a roll on the maiden flight without any problem and did a real good landing. I would recommend this plane to anybody.
Clear skies, good landings and smooth air,
|Perfectly balanced without adding weight.|
|See David flying Miss Judy (click here)|