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Old 02-04-2012, 06:59 PM
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Does anyone have any plans, pictures or information on the ZEUS pattern plane from the early 60s? I know that Hartman made a glass fuselage and short kit for the plane but have been unable to even find a picture of one completed Zeus kit. Any plans/pictures/information would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-05-2012, 12:40 PM
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Hi,

I have a friend who lives in Illinois who told me that Hartman still has some fuse on hand for the Zeus. He may have plans on hand as well. Contact my friend at MZiemba@FISCHERINC.COM. He may be able to help you out.
It's my memory that the Zeus was a takeoff on the Taurus but I could be wrong.

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Dwight designed the Zeus to use the Taurus wing and stab so no plans are really needed. After Dwight passed, I inquired on the status of Dwight's molds for his products. Loyalhanna Dockyard (http://www.loyalhannadockyard.com) purchased all the boat items Dwight marketed but did not take the airplane stuff. Currently I don't know the status of those items.
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Originally Posted by Michaelj2k View Post
Dwight designed the Zeus to use the Taurus wing and stab so no plans are really needed. After Dwight passed, I inquired on the status of Dwight's molds for his products. Loyalhanna Dockyard (http://www.loyalhannadockyard.com) purchased all the boat items Dwight marketed but did not take the airplane stuff. Currently I don't know the status of those items.
I asked some of the boat guys about it...one of them thought that one of the local Argenta-area flyers took the plane molds. In any case, I and a friend asked him back in 1998 about planes, specifically the Zeus. My friend offered to buy 10 of them if he'd make them. Dwight said succinctly: "I don't make airplanes anymore." He didn't seem to have any more on hand. Actually Dwight didn't design it, it was Bill Heger, a pattern flier from the 60s and 70s that designed many other airplanes. Hartman was just the best at fiberglass. I actually have a Zeus fuselage, but it's been painted over 100 times and would take a ton of work. My friend has been looking for one for years.

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