In this "crazy project we have some very expecial
friends that are helping us in coming to (hopefully) an end..actually
there are some that made all this starting; one of these (it'all his
fault.) is Enzo Marrucci.
is a "name" in the pilot field of italy.He took part to several
air rally world championship and made many "Giro d'Italia "
with the Falco.It's difficult to describe how kind Enzo is;but it's
enought to say that he was the one that suggested us to build a Falco
and sold us all the jigs of the factory.
day in the Rieti Airport we were talking about the decision of building
an airplane."Do you want to build an airplane?"."I give
you the airplane to build...Is the Falco".I have all the jigs of
the Laverda factory and a completed tail section".He said while
smiling with a happy face.Our anwser was "how much?" and after
5 minutes we bought all.It has really been funny, buying something so
important without seeing it.But Enzo is Enzo..and you can only trust
blindly in him if you know him well...And that evening we went home
happily with a new project to start..
is owner of an important factory that produces Air conditioning systems
for big buildings as well as airports, hospital.
He has built several airplanes and he owned two falcos and now a wonderful
Rondone,I-ALBJ.I alby was the first Rondone made for Eugenio Guagnellini
and won the "giro di sicilia".Is the fastest Rondone around
and he restored it completely with original paint scheme and details.
Enzo and his I-ALBJ
A big help in our working team is given also by Franco Vecchi and Tim
Cooper.Vecchi is a former Bank director that has a big passion for wood
construction, important for this long-therm projects.He comes to work
almost every evening, giving us also a big impulse to work hard.In this
picture he's with his nice nephew.Thanks a lot Franco!
Cooper helped us in a very important stage of our work :the spar and
fuselage frames building.He 's a consultant and worked on the Falco
while he was in Rieti for work.He's a pilot too, and is planning to
build an airplane soon...Maybe a Falco?..The sure thing is that we miss
him a lot! Come back!
What about Flying Engineers?I have also a beautiful fiberglass glider
with Enrico Bagnoli.We had gliders together since the first 80's, and
he's a very friend of mine.Manager of a society working in the telecomunication
field he's working in the electrical system of the Falco.More
For the antennas we had a big help from Lino Lana.Lino works in the
antenna field since several years, and he's working now in the Italian
airspace program.He's a glider pilot and happy owner of a nice Glaser
Dirks DG-101 ELAN.( I-LYNO). We bought Sequoia's kit of antennas and
we found it really well made.However we asked Lino for help on antenna's
installation and he made the NAV and COM antennas for us really really
Petrucci is our "quality inspector" and has an incredible
experience on wooden airplanes and gliders since he has worked in the
sixties on many italian glider designs.In that years gliders were made
of wood and he has built several of them.more
Ferrari, who built several airplanes,is checking the alignement
of the frames.. Adriano is a very good friend and he's following us
and giving good and important suggestion as the work goes on..His experience
is really important.