Lubcroy in a NE

Lubcroy in a NE
Flair K8 in its element on Lubcroy

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Sneak Preview of New Mcintyre Machine

Well, well. What have we found hidden away in the depths of the McIntyre workshop? Is it the prototype for another human-powered aeroplane from the man who conceived and built the magnificent Airglow?

Or is it the little sister of the Dreamflight Weasel, of which one was so sadly lost on the Cat's Back a few weeks ago? (see post passim).

Yes, it's an Alula. A featherweight glider, shaped like a bird that will fly in a sheep's fart or a Force 8, of which we have quite a few, (of both) up here in the North West.

And get the whacky colour scheme, presumably to make it less attractive to sea eagles (or perhaps to aid discovery in case it goes AWOL).

Watch this space, as they say. Whatever John conceives is always: beautifully made, elegant and efficient. Well he is, allegedly, a  member of the human-powered committee of the Royal Aeronautical Society as well as the most helpful, honest and talented craftsmen you could hope to have sharing a cold, draughty former milking parlour in the Highlands.

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