October 2008 Issue
Builder Robert Simon finds himself first in line for fixed-gear pressurizationand loving it!
Robert Simon had the distinction of building the first Lancair ES-P to fly. But the process wasnt without its challenges. The ES-P employs the cabin design and structure of the pressurized, retractable Lancair IV-P, but has a larger wing and fixed gear. During the build, Simon also deviated from the base design with changes that required factory support to accomplish. Not only did he learn much, he ultimately got the plane he needed; by Dave Higdon.
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