That’s what the French used to say when the old king had died and the new one was enthroned immediately according to the rules of succession. Exchanging my trusted Freewing Bubles for the Multiplex FunGlider ist not about kings and thrones. By no means was the Bubles the ruler of my hangar. The story is about loss and the necessity of immediate replacement.
It is always the same story with used cars: As good as new. First owner. No accidents! A real bargain! – But what is the actual mileage? Are there any hidden damages? – Once you forked over the money and got out of the door, you picture the seller chuckle to himself.
At last! – It has been quite a while since we ordered it (see “Still Waiting for Heron“). And now that it’s here, we just can’t wait to unbox our Heron. Here is what we found and what we think about it.
No, not for Heron of Alexandria, the forefather of all engineers. – Or, now that I think of it, maybe yes. Heron the Mechanicus might have deserved be the Eponym of Multiplex’ 2.4 metres four-flaps t-tail glider. But on the other hand, considering the naming standards at Multiplex, they probably just meant the bird Ardea Cinerea.
Readers of Flying Tom’s German blog kept asking for English versions of our publications. – Here you go: