Interesting motorglider built from Grob 102

Interesting motorglider built from Grob 102

Message par szikora.stephen » 22-02-2016 17:53

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-other/oshawa-durham-region/homebuilt-motorglider-based-on-grobe-102-glider/1131794617?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

Being sold by my friend's dad, Hans Lohr. Hans is a former member of TSC from its earliest days and later, the now defunct COSA. He picked up a wrecked G102 from the Ridge and completed this homebuilt in 1997. Hans is now into his 90's and no longer flying.

It would obviously be a lousy glider and not much of a powered aircraft either, but for someone so inclined it would be a hell of an ultralight! Just posting here because people might find the design interesting.
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Re: Interesting motorglider built from Grob 102

Message par proudfoot.jock » 22-03-2016 16:01

Hans had some interesting flying machines
A CHEROKEE II that had been built by Alan Cronin (SOSA) . .C-FREA
A MITCHEL wing U 2 ultralight - I think Hans built from a kit . . C-IFWA
A WINDROSE MOTOR GLIDER - Hans built from plans.
It flew well but the little engine (30 hp ?) was very loud. . . C-FJLJ
Last year he cut it up and dumped it. The ultimate act of Flight Safety
Then the Grob based motor glider . . C-FYWZ

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Re: Interesting motorglider built from Grob 102

Message par szikora.stephen » 24-03-2016 09:36

Hans also was in the process of building a Fisher Flying Products biplane when the grim reality of age set in. It was almost ready for covering when he sold the project last year. I considered buying and finishing it myself but the equally grim reality of the bathroom scales suggested I needed a little more wing area.
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Re: Interesting motorglider built from Grob 102

Message par szikora.stephen » 27-03-2016 21:26

Hans has sold his G102-based motorglider.
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Re: Interesting motorglider built from Grob 102

Message par szikora.stephen » 12-04-2016 20:10

Final glide - sad to report that just a couple of short weeks after selling his last aircraft, Hans Lohr passed away this morning.
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Re: Interesting motorglider built from Grob 102

Message par weir.walter » 13-04-2016 09:00

Hans was a great guy - passionate about flying and always upbeat and cheerful.

Can you keep us posted about funeral arrangements?

Walter
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