A bit of a resurrection of this thread but having recently purchased a Condor and having owned a variety of aircraft over the years including two RVs (which I loved). I sold a Jodel 1051 expecting to give up flying. I then spent more time on Afors and the RSA petites annonces site than was normal. The addiction was still there, big time!
A local Condor was for sale but only just... not advertised. The owner contacted me, she knew I had sold my Jodel. It was looked at, not flown, purchased, insured and delivered in 6 hours.
As an aircraft it is overlooked, OK its not the prettiest (but mine is the prettiest Condor), its not the fastest but compares favourably with Cubs, Austers, Taylorcrafts, C120s. It is a 1960s aircraft, after all. Its got a 3 hour tank, my Jodel had three tanks with 7 hours range.
The handling is crisp, it gets off the ground quicker than my Jodel, lands shorter, climbs slower. Turbulence and thermals are things of the past, it just ignores them. Crosswind capability is better than the Jodel (IMHO) but the Jodel was good.
I don't have Andy Chadwick's lovely sliding canopy but I know a man who can mould them. I'm sure Andy can supply the drawings for the sliding bit and its a repeat mod so a dawdle. I wont be changing my canopy.
Chris Hall's photograph at the Rally.