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Gallery #10 “Flying”

Maya ultralight aircraft after testing in January 1985. The elevator antibalance tab was found to be undersize so first flight ended as a short hop.
Maya ultralight aircraft after testing in January 1985. The elevator antibalance tab was found to be undersize so first flight ended as a short hop.
Test flying Maya at Moorooduc airfield March 1985. Elevator tab enlarged for better feel, aileron mass balances installed for trial.
Test flying Maya at Moorooduc airfield March 1985. Elevator tab enlarged for better feel, aileron mass balances installed for trial.
Test flying Maya at Moorooduc airfield March 1985, controls are light and comfortable for a beginner like me.
Test flying Maya at Moorooduc airfield March 1985, controls are light and comfortable for a beginner like me.
Test flying Maya at Moorooduc airfield March 1985 flairing.
Test flying Maya at Moorooduc airfield March 1985 flairing.
Test flying Maya at Moorooduc airfield March 1985, skimming along a few feet above the ground.
Test flying Maya at Moorooduc airfield March 1985, skimming along a few feet above the ground.
Test flying Maya at Moorooduc airfield March 1985. Note absence of nose fairing and flying surface tip fairings.
Test flying Maya at Moorooduc airfield March 1985. Note absence of nose fairing and flying surface tip fairings.
Flying the Maya ultralight at Moorooduc about April 1985, nose fairing fitted. Note external car battery for starting saves weight on aircraft.
Flying the Maya ultralight at Moorooduc about April 1985, nose fairing fitted. Note external car battery for starting saves weight on aircraft.
Flying at Moorooduc, heading south.
Flying at Moorooduc, heading south.
Climbing carefully during an early circuit.
Climbing carefully during an early circuit.
Flying at Moorooduc, climbing out to the north towards Mt Eliza.
Flying at Moorooduc, climbing out to the north towards Mt Eliza.
Flying overhead about 1000ft.
Flying overhead about 1000ft.
Flying at Moorooduc, Victoria.
Flying at Moorooduc, Victoria.
Flying more practice circuits.
Flying more practice circuits.
Rolling to a halt near the end of a very satisfying day!
Rolling to a halt near the end of a very satisfying day!
Finished for the day.
Finished for the day.
Doing some test flying at Leongatha, now with wing tip fairings fitted.
Doing some test flying at Leongatha, now with wing tip fairings fitted.
Back to Tooradin with the Maya.
Back to Tooradin with the Maya.
At Tooradin.
At Tooradin.
At Tooradin.
At Tooradin.
Flying from Tooradin a couple of years later around June 1989 and now with all tip fairings fitted and painted yellow.
Flying from Tooradin a couple of years later around June 1989 and now with all tip fairings fitted and painted yellow.
Camera mounted to wing struts of Maya.
Camera mounted to wing struts of Maya.
Camera mounted to wing struts of Maya.
Camera mounted to wing struts of Maya.
Taking off in the Maya ultralight from Tooradin airfield with the moon under my right wing.
Taking off in the Maya ultralight from Tooradin airfield with the moon under my right wing.
Touch and go at Tooradin.
Touch and go at Tooradin.
Landing at Tooradin after flying without canopy.
Landing at Tooradin after flying without canopy.
Running along strip at Tooradin.
Running along strip at Tooradin.
Gentle touchdown.
Gentle touchdown.
Steady approach to flair.
Steady approach to flair.
Climbing out.
Climbing out.
Taking off with still camera attached under wing.
Taking off with still camera attached under wing.
Flair near runway threshold.
Flair near runway threshold.
Taxiing back to trailer.
Taxiing back to trailer.
Climbing out with Practika still camera attached to wing struts.
Climbing out with Practika still camera attached to wing struts.
ano95.10 #0030 waiting for action.
ano95.10 #0030 waiting for action.
Maya ready to go. Note large anti-balance tab on tailplane.
Maya ready to go. Note large anti-balance tab on tailplane.
Taxiing on the East/West at Tooradin.
Taxiing on the East/West at Tooradin.
Climbing
Climbing
Still camera plainly visible under right wing.
Still camera plainly visible under right wing.
Maya taxiing with Citabria landing in background.
Maya taxiing with Citabria landing in background.
And the Maya taking off again!
And the Maya taking off again!
Flying overhead with camera.
Flying overhead with camera.
Fast taxi.
Fast taxi.
Casual take off run.
Casual take off run.
Maya flying downwind leg at Tooradin Airfield (Harewood) at about 1000ft with airstrip on my left and Westernport Bay below.
Maya flying downwind leg at Tooradin Airfield (Harewood) at about 1000ft with airstrip on my left and Westernport Bay below.
Flying on the base leg to Tooradin for a Southern landing. South Gippsland Highway in the foreground.
Flying on the base leg to Tooradin for a Southern landing. South Gippsland Highway in the foreground.
Post flight inspection.
Post flight inspection.
Maya easily handled on the ground.
Maya easily handled on the ground.
Maya looking good!
Maya looking good!

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