Now that I am heading over to the dark side, I am going to keep my new Pegasus Q as a cheap, fun flexwing and sell my more expensive Quantum to raise funds for a share in something fixed wing.
Bryan Smy has inspected, flown and permit-passed both the Q and the Quantum and he says both are great fliers, but if he could choose one, he'd have the Quantum, which he reckons has 6 years left in the wing. He said the pop it made as the Betts tester pricked the wing was a very good sign. I am delighted. He did some servicing on it, replaced the thingummies that the pylon slides between, sorted the brakes, renewed all the bungies which hold the ribs in (after a year out of flex flying, I cannot remember the names of things). I have re-organised the service history in the file so that everything is very accessible. I wish my house was that tidy!
Bryan put me on to someone who is looking for a Quantum, and he came and had a look. I was embarrassed by how dusty and muddy it was (no water at the airfield), so when he had gone, I used a large bottle of drinking water and some Fuchs-Off to spruce both my planes up.
I will get all the details together and do a proper advert, but for now if there is anyone who is interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
I have just realised that I have had my Quantum exactly three years. Here's the blog entry