Hi Y'all, Decided to use moniker "Turbo"; sort of a corruption of Arturo, but I go by Art. I live in the Columbia Gorge and love to windsurf here. Many years ago I had a Tri-Pacer, and discovered that going fast wasn't where it's at for me; I just love being up there, so found myself, even on longer trips putting along at 2200 rpm and 85 mph, 1000 AGL. This realization ruled out rocket-ships like Sonex and Quasar in favor of the low & slow type. I have not flown for a long time, and likely have rust about 3" thick. I suppose, however, that one never forgets how to ride a bike. I am working on regaining my currency and getting that TD endorsement, if the weather would just cooperate! I am in the process of buying an Avid model C from a chap way down in southern Oregon. I have been reading many of the blogs on this forum, and it has been very instructive for me. Thanks Guys! As an Aerodynamics engineer (retired from Boeing) I hope I too can contribute here and there. The bird I'm buying has no cabin heat and no trim. I've got some ideas I'd like to bounce off y'all at some point. In the meantime, keep them props turning!