Bill Massey
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Retired College Prof. Started flying in 1964, and have been flying since. Have owned several airplanes. Now have an Avid Flyer we rebuilt, and "Zena Mae" our award winning 601 HDS with rotax 912S

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Transition from HDS to HD

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 2:28pm 2 Comments

I built Zena Mae as an HDS speed wing. We now have over 350 hours as an HDS. Very nice, but as a taildragger with a a shallow angle of attack on the ground it requires that you land at a very fast rate of speed. So long as you are going asphalt to asphalt it is no problem. But coming on to rough dirt at 60mph is another matter.

I have wanted to convert to the HD for some time. Got all the parts last July, and spent November to March making the new wings. Added a couple…


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