ZK-VPI (c/n AACA 277) was built by John at Carterton and was first registered on 18/8/80. It is shown early on in its life here at Hood Aerodrome being flown by John. John flew it a lot but went on to other aircraft, and it was withdrawn and cancelled on 4/11/99.
However as previously mentioned, old VP 1's have a habit of returning from cancellation and thus so did ZK-VPI when it was re-registered on 19/1/05 as a Class 1 microlight to Vernon and Ann Eade of Cheviot. It is shown here, still flying, at the 2009 Sport Aircraft Fly-In at Ashburton and it hasn't changed much apart from a bulge in the cowling.
The next VP 1 to come along was ZK-RWR (c/n AACA/252) which was built by Regan Reid at Tauranga and was first registered on 15/8/91. It is shown here at the 1992 AACA fly-in at Tauranga. It was sold to G N Hughes of Tauranga on 12/2/97 and then to the Graham Gilliver,Daly syndicate on Waiheke Island on 10/11/98. They gave it a weight reduction programme and also carried out other mods but it was cancelled on 11/9/00.
And a recent surprise was the registration of our ninth VP 1 as ZK-SYR (c/nAACA/55/122/1) which was registered to Bob Syron of Auckland on 13/1/11. ZK-SYR was built up from the bones of ZK-DGC by Steve Moor at Kaikohe, as mentioned in the first post of this series. Bob had started building a VP 1 himself and also recently purchased VP 1 ZK-DHI ( and then cancelled it), so maybe there is another VP 1 in the offing. Bob has written an article about his various aircraft in the Autumn 2011 edition of Sport Flying magazine.