Panther builder Mark Dean, from New Zealand, has been flying his Panther LS since July 2017. (Yes, it apparently takes a few months for news from the “down under” to reach us all the way over here;-). Congratulations Mark! We are happy for you!
Here is a note from Mark:
“My Panther first flew mid July, I have about 12 hrs on PMD now. I have installed a O-320 B2C 160hp with a 68 x 69 inch prop. Performance is very good with around 2000 fpm climb and 160 knts at 2500 rpm( running at that until oil use stabilizes). The aircraft is such a delight to fly – light on the controls and love the manual flap setup! Easy to land, I all ways use the seal at home. Nice, roomy and comfortable cockpit with great visibility. Thanks Guy for supplying such a user friendly kit (building and flying). In essence, to me, an evolved RV3.”
Here are some photos he sent over.
Congrats, again, Mark! What a nice looking plane. We are very happy for you. Safe flying!
- Team SPA