It's Alive!

Thorp S-18

One of the fun things about living at an airpark is that there is usually something aeronautical going on. This weekend, our neighbor down the taxiway reached the momentous point (after years of building) of a first engine start on his Thorp S-18 project. For those of you building modern, prepunched or quick-build kits, the Thorp is a lot more "old school", and getting to the point of starting the engine is quite an accomplishment. This design is from the days when more projects got sold (and re-sold) rather than completed.

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