About a year ago I came across an ad in the aircraft for sale section of trademe which evoked some nostalgia. It was for a Skycraft Scout, said to be unflown, the photos seemed to confirm that. The aircraft is said to be the first microlight to enter series production, in Australia about 1972. The best characterisation would be minimum aircraft. The fuselage was an aluminium yacht mast, as was the leading edge of the wing. The wing surface was sail fabric, with battens and lanyards to keep it in the right shape. The tiny motor was attached to the front of the fuselage/mast and the pilot sat in a plastic seat, below the wing, and out in the slipstream.