Zippy Sport

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  1. Dec 16, 2017 #21

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    Looks like a Headwind with plexiglass doors.
     
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    Doors? It's an older Canadian UL so I imagine it's a lot lighter than a headwind. Someone on the forum got one a while back to possibly reverse-engineer but I guess so far nothing has come of that.
     
  3. Dec 16, 2017 #23

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    Zippy sport is a cool name, what's the history on the name?
     
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    There was a comic strip in the LA area 25-30 years ago featuring a clown named Zippy??
     
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    The word Zippy came from my dad, a true homebuilder in his day.....Originally he and a friend were sketching up what was to be a Formula Vee racer, and dad at some point told me that the original design I was building ought to 'Zip' around pretty well....I had been involved in F-Vee and F-1 racing, and wanted a little 'Sportplane' that would have a little 'Zip' in its personality, like the racers......and so 'ZIPPY SPORT' was born......The first one was a casual project (N81ZS) and took 2 years to build....the second prototype (N83ZS) took 93 days to build...I worked on it full time.......
     
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    Sad news today, My friend Jerry Olenik of Green Sky Adventures passed away yesterday from Cancer. Jerry Purchased the Zippy Sport and Micro Mong designs from me years ago. He was known for having the longest established Rotax service center for many years, and later in life he promoted the HKS engine line.
    Jerry relocated to Florida from Ohio probably over 20 years ago, and operated his business from there. My condolences to his three adult children, and his brother Steve. Have a good trip west, Jerry.......
     
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    Really sad, I've never met him but I've watched him in a few videos. He seems rather young.
     
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    Jerry was a year older than me, 64.........
     
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    Wow... I have spoken to Jerry Olenik on the phone and by e-mail. I am sorry to hear of his death. RIP.
     
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    That is young, much to young to succumb to cancer.
     
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    Indeed too young. Condolences to everyone who knew him.
     
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    Sorry to hear this Ed, I talked to Jerry last in December. Too young. Best wishes to his family.
     
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    I just had an e-mail with one of Jerry's sons, and he assures me that Green Sky Adventures is alive and well, and business is continuing. Green sky is on to new Adventures.
    Last time I talked with Jerry, (A few weeks ago) he was toying with the idea to put new fabric on Zippy Sport N83ZS, and he said he might switch back to my 'original' Grabber Blue paint job. When he bought that airplane from me, he re-did it in the cream and green colors. I thought it was very good looking in the Green and cream.
     
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