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This particular model is being offered by Jim Gessford in Bancroft, Idaho ... Entire project is ready for sale and ready for marketing. It originated when Jim was doing the fiberglass work for the Phoenix Falcon which was the next model to follow he XP. After some internal personnel problems, Jim ended up with the molds and fixtures and continued the development. He completed all the tooling for an all composite wing and canard. Some design portions by others did not work out, such as the swept-back canard by the University of Utah at Logan. The design has progressed to such an extent that Romuald is no longer involved and refutes any responsibility or liability. He also strongly advises interested parties to have the design evaluated by a qualified engineer.
Let Jim's e-mail tell the rest:
Where shall I begin?
As I understand it, McShane was a salesman for Romuald when
he decided to take off on his own. He brought a Falcon
XP to the University of Utah at Logan where a Chuck Larsen
and Dave Widoff (sp) professors with the Univ. Aeronautical
program were going to redesign the fuselage, copy the wing
and canard and produce a plane called the Phoenix. I
became involved when they were looking for someone to handle
all of the composite parts. For a couple of professors
they supplied me with a plug of the fuselage which was
twisted as well as the port side was entirely different from
the starboard side. I retooled the entire fuselage and
came up with a really sleek looking design based upon their
outline. McShane thought it was great and we got off
to a great start. The only real problem I had with
McShane was he kept giving me bad checks and was getting
deeper and deeper in debt with me. I finally had to
take him to court to collect from him but that really didn't
solve anything. I won my case but didn't collect a
dime. What I did end up with was all of the assets of
Phoenix. Since all of the "assets" were
located at the University in Logan they wouldn't release
them to me as McShane owed the University a considerable sum
of money. In fact, he owed a lot of people a great
deal of money. At any rate, I hung onto the tooling
which I created and decided to change the name to Specter to
shed any connection with Phoenix. Specter Aircraft was
operated as a division of MNK Enterprises, Inc., my company
of forty years.
Asking price is for
everything is $150,000.00 plus 2% royalty, I have 1.2
Yes, if you like, I would
appreciate your posting this sale on your web site.
However, I have no site for you to link to. You may
also feature it on your site as you see fit.