His first aircraft was the single seat Snark HA 1 ZK-FOU which I have posted about at: www.nzcivair.blogspot.co.nz/2012/08/homegrown-single-seat-homebuilt.html
The Snark HA 3 has a length of 6.24 metres (20 feet 4 inches)and a wingspan of 9.3 metres (30 feet 6 inches). It is a very tall aircraft with a height of 2.43 metres (7 feet 9 inches). Empty weight is around 263 Kg (580 pounds) and MAUW is 450 Kg (992 pounds). With a Rotax 912 engine, cruise is around 104 knots and the stall is at 32 knots.
www.nzcivair.blogspot.co.nz/2014/01/barber-snark-zk-jek.html It was cancelled on 28/4/14.
ZK-JPS is now FOR SALE - contact the email address in the blog header if you are interested in owning this neat aircraft.
The first and latest HA 3 Snarks together at the Cromwell racecourse.
The Snark was flown and reviewed by experienced UK general aviation and microlight pilot Tim Cripps for Today's Pilot Magazine where he stated "This is the most enjoyable of the many aircraft I have flown - and that includes the Hunter". High praise indeed! There were plans for UK production but those have not come to fruition.
And that is not the end of our Barber Snarks! as Bill Barber has another one almost complete, which we might see in the near future.
Thanks very much to Bill Barber for many of the photos, and for information used in this post.