The building of the plane was begun by Tony Dunsterville, who did about 25% of the work before Tony Wilson took over. Fuselage looked very fragile before covering, as hardwoods were used in quite small sizes: formers from prekl (that'll be three-ply prekl) and longerons from smrk.
Tony bravely upgraded the design from its original radio control function to free flight. The rare Letna is a a lifelong loan from Harry Perkins. Won 3rd in Spark ignition concourse at the f/f Nats, and MAY one day be used in the B**den.
The Satyr has a steady, safe flight pattern. It sounds and looks so good in the air that to see it in action is one of the highlights of the modelling year.
Text from an interview with Tony Wilson. Photographs John