Hello from Mexico

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Hello from Mexico

Postby a betancourt » Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:38 pm

My name is Alfredo Betancourt, I live in Mexico City and have always been interested in aviation, I have been a R/C modeler since I was a young kid, now I am thinking on starting the construction of a Sky Pup and I am also interested in buying and restoring a 1956 Cessna 172, I am also very interested in a Pipistrel Alpha Trainer.

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Alfredo

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Re: Hello from Mexico

Postby Merlinspop » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:57 am

Welcome Alfredo!

Sounds like a fun project. Are you already a licensed pilot, or would you intend to train in the plane you build? You may want to check with any local instructors and see if they would train in one.

Does Mexico have an equivalent to the Sport Pilot license?

Cub Crafters and American Legend both sell kits that have received excellent reviews. Practically no fabrication required, so the work is primarily assembly with a lot of factory support.
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Re: Hello from Mexico

Postby HAPPYDAN » Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:17 pm

Welcome! I don't know anything about kits or restoration, but I started a thread recently under Light Sport Aircraft regarding the Pipistrel Alpha Electro. I included a hyperlink to an AOPA article. I, too, am very interested in following the development of this aircraft and technology. Here in Western Washington, air, noise, ground and water pollution are constant issues. A viable electric aircraft would find many fans. Good Luck in your endeavors!

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Re: Hello from Mexico

Postby drseti » Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:20 pm

HAPPYDAN wrote:. A viable electric aircraft would find many fans.


Actually, Dan, a viable electric airplane requires only one fan. ;)
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Re: Hello from Mexico

Postby HAPPYDAN » Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:15 pm

drseti wrote:
HAPPYDAN wrote:. A viable electric aircraft would find many fans.


Actually, Dan, a viable electric airplane requires only one fan. ;)


Touche!


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