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Hugh Lorimer

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That is a most interesting and impressive accomplishment -- an experimental homebuilt aircraft to its core!

It looks like you had trouble with the CAA on this, which is unfortunate.  A light canard aircraft would be a good addition, particularly here in the US in the LSA category.  The has been getting the stall speeds down.

Your web site is a good read with more information and drawings:  www.hughlorimer.co.uk/iolaire.htm

Thank you for sharing!


Jon Matcho :busy:
Canard Zone Developer & Builder
Rebuilding Quickie Tri-Q200 N479E
Building Cozy Mark IV+ (widened rear)

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I found a 20-minute documentary on the Iolaire that also conveys anticipated anxiety with regard to flight testing new aircraft designs.  The Iolaire appears to have been a worthy and flyable aircraft based on the last scene's flight footage.

 

Hugh, can you share with us what became of the prototype aircraft?


Jon Matcho :busy:
Canard Zone Developer & Builder
Rebuilding Quickie Tri-Q200 N479E
Building Cozy Mark IV+ (widened rear)

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Nice looking aircraft Hugh.

 

What part of Scotland are you from? I was born and raised in Ayrshire. Now Houston, Texas.

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