The AX3 gets a flight test
The AX3 gets a flight test. Paul Dewhurst finds it a surprising aircraft with good performance and manners. In its current form, the A3's Weedhopper ancestry is well concealed, but the basic structure was found to be little changed.
The long-distance test flight theme, begun the previous year, continued when an AX2000 was flown from Wallingford to Bassano. The testers obviously enjoyed the journey as while they were supposed to trailer the aircraft back, once they were the right side of the Alps they re-rigged the machine and flew it home.