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    Folks my love affair with all things vintage has now led me to a puma sprint. Before I dive in can anyone give any pointers on handling/ cruise speed with the Fuji 440 when flown single seat. Will this need smooth evenings much the same as the sx130 or is it a more capable wing? Any previous experience great fully received.

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    No it's much more robust. Light in pitch. Don't attempt radical maneuvers like whipstalls or rapid rolls from one direction to the other - particularly when flying solo. (True for any flexwing, but the lightness of control can let you overdo it...)
    Dave

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    Thanks Dave

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    A Puma sprint, with a 447, was my first aircraft. I must say i dont remember it to be light in pitch, and generally i rmemeber it as a very stable though slow a/c, though benefiting from ballast 1-up. -I flew it in conditions i think i'd hesitate taking my present TST up in. Maybe im just older and scared-ier. As for stability, Ihad a Flash 2 for a short while a few years ago, and it scared the crap out of me. Maybe the new ssdr rules will bring som of these great old machines back into action.

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    David Newton said..Much Clipped.
    . Maybe the new ssdr rules will bring som of these great old machines back into action.
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    Many of us are hoping that David, putting the light back in microlight :smilewinkgrin:

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    Here here Ginge.

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