I finish with our most recent and also most active Taylor Mono, as well as a close cousin that was actually registered as a Taylor Monoplane in a past life.
The photos are from the Keith Morris collection and I have taken them myself unless otherwise noted.
New Zealand's newest Taylor Monoplane is ZK-FNR (c/n AACA 460). ZK-FNR was built by Richard Maxwell of Cheviot and was registered on 30/3/87 and first flew in the hands of Evan Belworthy on 19/3/00, after a 23 year building period! It has extra wingspan and drooped wingtips, and also an extended fin and rudder. The engine is an 1834 cc VW conversion. Richard has flown ZK-FNR all over New Zealand and he told me that he has put in around 2,000 flight hours to date which must make it our highest hour Taylor Mono. The above photo was taken at the 2002 SAANZ flyin at Matamata and because the background is a bit cluttered, I have added a more recent photo as below.Blue Bus took this nice photo of ZK-FNR taxying at Rangiora on 9/3/10. ZK-FNR is obviously still current and is registered as a Class 1 Microlight.