Hey There! Fisher Followers!
Paul Adams is the latest person to send me his Fisher story. Paul has a beautiful Celebrity. We should all aspire to the level of quality that this aircraft was built.
Here is the story that Paul sent me:
Below are some pictures of my Fisher Celebrity. I am the builder and present owner of the Celebrity. It has been flying for seven years. What a joy it is to fly. It can cruise at 90 mph but I tend to fly it at 75 mph and just enjoy the flight, especially at sunset! Take off is easy and occurs after about a 450 to 500 foot role. I first raise the tail at 25 mph then lower it at 50 mph with an ensuing climb out at 60 mph which gives me a 650 fpm ascent. Landing is straight forward with a nice cushion of air provided by the lower wing. Stalls are gentle and almost non existent at full power. The flight controls are nicely harmonized with handling characteristics similar to a cub. Yes, it is a rudder plane. I opted for the mechanical springs verses the bungee cords. Haven’t bounced one yet, nice gear. My Celebrity is powered by a Continental TMX O-200 which turns a Sensenich propeller. The building process was fun and straight forward. The drawings I found complete. I believe Fisher Flying has some original roots in the RC world. It shows because building the Celebrity was like building a large RC model. One thing I really liked about the project was I could build it with some personal touches. To name a few I have Bronson stream line flying wires, stream line fairings on the N and slave struts, some fiber glass fairings in various places, walnut instrument panels and my personally designed logo. As I said it was a fun project. Good luck and happy flying.