Sunday, 31 August 2014

Isaacs Fury ZK-CYO.

I have a two more gems from Rob Pierre showing his father John at work.
 These two views show John starting the Isaacs Fury II ZK-CYO (c/n AACA/70/1) for one of its very early test flight. That would date the photographs about March of 1979.
And below an old shot from Russell Woods showing ZK-CYO airborne during the AACA fly-in at Pudding Hill in January 1981.
Below is another view from Pudding Hill from Dave Paull dated 25-01-1981.
ZK-CYO/K2040 (c/n AACA/70/1), was started by Lew Hale of Ngarua and registered by him on 14-01-1969.
 Lew sold the project to Peter Dyer of Christchurch on 06-05-77, and Peter completed the aircraft in February/March of 1979.
  It was sold to Les Worsley of Hamilton on 04-08-1982 and then Peter Dyer bought it back again on 02-05-1991 and based it at Taupo.
 It was then sold to The Sky's The Limit of Taupo on 04-02-1999 and then to Barrie Girdler of Christchurch on 17-05-2001 who re-designated is as a Class 1 microlight from 29-05-2001.
It was then to Richard O'Neill-Dean of Dunedin on 26-01-2004. I believe at about this stage the seating and leg room was adjusted to accept the tall frame of the new owner.
Finally it was bought by Des Lines of Swannanoa on 03-10-2005.
 Now two shot taken on Charlie Drapers strip near Darfield on 22-04-2012. The above view shows the chequered upper wing pattern - not often seen, and below is the well equipped cockpit.
 Finally below is a recent shot taken at Swannanoa on 27-04-2014.
So it hasn't changed much in all those years.

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