Click on a thumbnail to enlarge.
We have a picture of my wife (Betty) with both planes[Tweety
and BettyBoop] (somebody had to take the picture - it was me) Also have a
few shots of Betty and her Challenger, and just her Challenger. In
addition, we have two pictures of the modification we did for her instrument
panel. It hinges down (see pictures) to allow easy access to all
instruments and wiring whenever checks or repairs are necessary. Works
very well, with no rattle - everything is rubber shock mounted.
In regards to a top mounted engine on a Challenger, I have a CHII with a top
mounted 2SI 70 horsepower engine (2SI=Two Stroke International). Since
this picture was taken, we have modified the landing gear and offset the engine
by 5 degrees (this really helped with the P-factor on take-off). My wife and I
are both new pilots with about 20 solo hours each. The plane handles
beautifully, with a really incredible climb rate. It does increase the total
drag on the aircraft, but does not create any kind of problem.
[ Up ] [ J.D. Stewart ] [ Chan Shippy ] [ Jim Hayward ] [ Brad Stiefvater ] [ Aaron Hollingsworth ] [ Alan Barnard ] [ Allen Mader ] [ Alvin Melton ] [ Art Freeman ] [ Bill Acker ] [ Bill Duerig ] [ Bill McFarland ] [ Bill Nicholson ] [ Bill Volcko ] [ Bob Lewis ] [ Bob McAdams ] [ Bob McDonald ] [ Bob Robertson ] [ Bob Snyder ] [ Bob Widmer ] [ Bryan Dunkin ] [ Bruce Kinman ] [ Carmel Roy ] [ Charles Thie ] [ Chick Torbett ] [ Claude Roy ] [ Collin Mooney ] [ Cory Wimpfheimer ] [ Curt Heggemeyer ] [ Curtis Watkins ] [ Dan Druen ] [ Dan Lindey ] [ Dan Wroe ] [ Daniel Levi ] [ Danny Tyre ] [ Darrel Richards ] [ Darren Blakley ] [ Darren Dodge ] [ Dave Cobb ] [ Dave Morrow ] [ Dave Stephens ] [ David Cecil ] [ Dick Purdue ] [ Dick Schneider ] [ Don Sampson ] [ Don Smith ] [ Don Varty ] [ Don Zank ] [ Don Witt ] [ Doug Boyd ] [ Doug Hempstead ] [ Doug Reams ] [ Doug Rueth ] [ Doug White ] [ Duane Bessler ] [ Ed Bradley ] [ Ed Hanley ] [ Ed Hughes ] [ Ellery Batchelder ] [ Ephraim Carter ] [ Eugene Devarenne ] [ Frank Beagle ] [ Frank Mills ] [ Frederick Kuester ] [ Fred Ramoni ] [ Gary Freitag ] [ Gary Holtz ] [ Gary Jones ] [ Gary Middleton ] [ George Pettit ] [ Gerd Wirickx ] [ Glen Freeman ] [ Grant Corlett ] [ Greg Perkins ] [ Greg Walls ] [ Guillermo Escutia ] [ Hal Hayden ] [ Hank Dasse ] [ Henry Wortman ] [ Irshad A Qureshi ] [ Jacques Leblanc ] [ James Breland ] [ James Eddy ] [ Jason Green ] [ Jay Dewberry ] [ Jay Faubion ] [ Jean Harvey ] [ Jeremy Casey ] [ Jerry Bartlesen ] [ Jerry Deckard ] [ Jerry Lee ] [ JG Hunter ] [ Jim Hodges ] [ Jim Duke ] [ Jim Hamilton ] [ Jim Hope ] [ Jim Lartin-Drake ] [ Jim Lewellyn ] [ Jim Reed ] [ Jim Robinson ] [ Jim Showker ] [ Jimmy Strickland ] [ John Barnes ] [ John Davis ] [ John Heagy ] [ John Kossup ] [ John Leidenheimer ] [ John Talbert ] [ Jon Ritter ] [ Jules Glogovcsan ] [ Ken Braddock ] [ Ken Ewald ] [ Ken Swasas ] [ Ken Taylor ] [ Kenneth Hart ] [ Kevin Lee ] [ Kurt Kingston ] [ Larry Davis ] [ Larry Gerek ] [ Larry Maner ] [ Larry Whittaker ] [ Leon Garrett ] [ Les MacLean ] [ Lew Pinkham ] [ Lloyd Reeves ] [ Louis Pouliot ] [ Manfred Gottschalch ] [ Mark Curtiss ] [ Mark Huntley ] [ Mark Ingum ] [ Mark Reagan ] [ Mark Starling ] [ Martin Perez ] [ Matt Anderson ] [ Michael Bourget ] [ Michael Brown ] [ Michel Bueffe ] [ Mike Baker ] [ Mike Dix ] [ Mike Harrison ] [ Mike Johnson ] [ Mike Pfeifer ] [ Mike Stephens ] [ Nick Savener ] [ Normand Daigle ] [ Paul Stepp ] [ Paul Tuttle ] [ Paul Wilcox ] [ Phil Baker ] [ Phil Trivilino ] [ Ray Baeza ] [ Ray Olson ] [ Ray Rosekrans ] [ Raymond Hanover ] [ Raymond Nash ] [ Red Stokes ] [ Richard Paquet ] [ Richard Parsons ] [ Richard Strauss ] [ Rick Marshall ] [ Rick Watson ] [ Rob Schonk ] [ Robert Harris ] [ Robert Sanner ] [ Ron Beasley ] [ Ron Henke ] [ Ron Liberty ] [ Ron Munro ] [ Ronnie Wren ] [ Russ Hauser ] [ Russell Calhoun ] [ Sam Davis ] [ Sam Williams ] [ Scott Milton ] [ Scott Smyth ] [ Sean Mercer ] [ Steve Bounds ] [ Steve Busby ] [ Steve Falk ] [ Steve Valk ] [ Steve Kuchera ] [ Steve Madgic ] [ Terry Boshom ] [ Terry Savage ] [ Thomas Jablonski Blackstone ] [ Thomas Marson ] [ Tim Bogenhagen ] [ Tim Campbell ] [ Tim Devorak ] [ Tim Egan ] [ Todd Balsimo ] [ Tom Compton ] [ Tom Sjoblom ] [ Tom Stone ] [ Wayne Silvan ] [ Wayne Waddel ] [ William Rutter ]