Optica OA-7 Optica Aircraft Desk Wood Model Regular New Free Shipping

Optica OA-7 Optica Aircraft Desk Wood Model Regular New Free Shipping

Optica OA-7 Optica Aircraft Desk Wood Model Regular New Free Shipping

Which has a production period of 1 month. If not, since we have our own factory, we can make one for you in a month.

Optica Industries OA7 Optica Aircraft Wood Model. Is finely handmade from kiln-dried Wood Mahogany and skillfully hand-painted by gifted artists. It is 7.54" in Length, with 11.00" Wingspan, weighing 0.44 pounds, and a package weight of about 2.20 pounds. The picture shown in this listing is part of a set of photos we are using as reference for the production of the models.

Each model comes with a wooden stand. Direct from our highly gifted Craftsmen & Artists, Each model is Individually Sculptured and Painted by hand, Not Mass-produced and there is No Reserve!

ABOUT US: MyAsianArt is an Art & Antiques Gallery based in Manila, Philippines promoting historical items & featuring local skilled artisans and painters specializing in high quality ARTWORKS (HAND-PAINTED Oil Paintings and Sculptures), model ships, model planes & toy models and Handicrafts from Asia. We have been doing business WORLDWIDE for more that 8 years. The Optica was a revolutionary design to obtain the best possible all-around view that could be obtained by a fixed-wing aircraft. This would make the aircraft very useful in the fields of: police and frontier patrol; pipeline and powerline inspection; forestry and coastal patrol; film, TV and press reporting; and touring.

Despite its revolutionary design, it is a no-nonsense aircraft, simple and rugged. The cabin, shaped like an insects eye, was mounted ahead of the wing and the ducted fan nacelle. Propulsion came from a four-cylinder Avco Lycoming pusher engine driving a five-bladed fixed-pitch fan, to ensure quietness inside the cabin and from the ground. The considerable flap area gave the Optica STOL capabilities and it could be operated from soft ground. The low wing load with pre-set flaps and low stalling speed permitted operations at very low speeds, with an endurance of up to nine hours.

The airframe of the first prototype was constructed in a London workshop, moved to Cranfield for final assembly and flew for the first time in the hands of Angus McVitie on 14 December 1979. Powered by a 160 hp O-320-32B engine, the aircraft was registrated as G-BGMW with the c/n EA7/001. Production was started at Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire, and the Optica was certified by the UK Civil Aviation Authority on 12 February 1985. The first two production aircraft were delivered to Air Foyle in March, one of those, G-KATY (c/n EA7/004), was leased to Britains Hampshire Constabulary on 14 May 1985 for trails. Unfortunately it crashed the following day, killing both crewmembers; evidence of mechanical or structural failure was not found.

In December a new company, Optica Industries, was formed to enable production to continue. The Optica received 46 refinements, from wing fences, upward curved wingtips to new door locks, and was certified for IFR flight. This all led to a change in designation, sales calling it the Optica Mk. 2, but officially known as OA7 Series 300.

Despite all improvements sales and production progress was slow. On 16 January 1987 the factory was hit by an arson attack, destroying all final production jigs, and 8 completed Opticas, only the pre-production aircraft survived.

Within a month the company changed its name to Brooklands Aircraft, but on 14 April it was renamed again this time to Brooklands Aerospace. In March 1990 the company called in a receiver and was subsequently taken over by FLS Aerospace (Lovaux) Ltd. In 1992 an agreement was made with Utva in Yugoslavia for subcontracting and final assembly of the aircraft. After purchasing, pay instantly through!

Payments are preferred because they are SAFE & SECURE. We are a Premier Merchant, both Verified and Confirmed. The item "Optica OA-7 Optica Aircraft Desk Wood Model Regular New Free Shipping" is in sale since Saturday, June 24, 2006. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Aviation\Private Aircraft". The seller is "myasianart" and is located in Manila.

This item can be shipped worldwide.

Optica OA-7 Optica Aircraft Desk Wood Model Regular New Free Shipping