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    Old-fashioned German homebuilt?

    OK, I know I have seen an old-fashioned looking, homebuilt, high-wing ultralight (probably a single-seat European microlight, to be exact) that looked like a powered version of an old primary glider. IIRC, it was wire-braced, with a fabric-covered triangular kingpost above the center section for the landing wires and a completely exposed, Breezy-style open cockpit. I think it was German. Does that ring a bell with anyone?
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    Gday Fred ,have a look at the Airdrome aircraft site they have one like you describe.It is called the dream classic.Check it out. Cheers Ross

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    Thanks, but I have in mind a particular design and am just trying to figure out what it was. And I'm Matthew, FRED is a plane! ;-)
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    Matt, is it something like a Demoiselle replica?

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    Thanks, but no, nothing like that, more like the marriage between a primary glider and a Breezy.
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    Cessna did a primary (CG-2) and at one time Eldon (Clyde's son) put a motor on it. I have never seen anything like this at Oshkosh, though. I am curious to know more, though. Sounds cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cluttonfred View Post
    Thanks, but I have in mind a particular design and am just trying to figure out what it was. And I'm Matthew, FRED is a plane! ;-)
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