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refurb and repaint job

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cymaz24/06/2017 14:40:06
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A club mate who will no longer fly has decided to get rid of his flight. I was lucky enough to swap a good Isle of Skye malt for this...

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Don Fry24/06/2017 14:42:54
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That Skye malt is a lovely thing.

Martin McIntosh24/06/2017 14:55:57
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What is that wierdo called? I have 2x twin onboard glow units ex-Lancaster if you are interested. Colour scheme looks fine as it is to me.

Martian24/06/2017 16:14:02
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I like it and will be following the refurb. letting go of the Skye Malt would have been tough

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cymaz24/06/2017 16:28:37
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Peter Miller suggested this

I like it. SWMBO will do some pilots. And has come up with the company name of Air-Fungus to put on the side! laugh The reg will remain as above.

The plane was designed and scratch built by the former owner and club mate.

cymaz24/06/2017 16:31:05
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The vital statistics for the old lady are..

  • Fus 80" long
  • Wingspan 108", 16"chord
  • Tail 16" high, 38" wide
  • Total dry weight 8.5kg
  • 4 x OS 40 LA

I want to strip it to the balsa, put all new plumbing in. Strip all the engines, install new batteries and switches. Install new remote glows.

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Robert Parker24/06/2017 16:47:47
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Hi Cymaz,

That's a new one on me, what about the old BA colours like I used on my Chipmunk

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I will watch with interest.

Regards

Robert

cymaz24/06/2017 16:51:31
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SWMBO has just thought of another name for G-FOUR.....AIR - FUGGLY surprise. Rob, I love that colour scheme to.

Devcon124/06/2017 18:04:21
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It looks a bit like a flying Vermilingua and very interesting too. 😊

cymaz24/06/2017 20:15:52
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How about "Anteater Airlines"??dont know

Devcon124/06/2017 20:53:33
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Would certainly fit, especially if you put a very long pink pitot on it.

Don Fry24/06/2017 21:03:39
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Coffin Avaiation, with that front end. Love Don.

Don Fry24/06/2017 21:03:51
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Coffin Avaiation, with that front end. Love Don.

cymaz24/06/2017 21:05:28
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Posted by Donald Fry on 24/06/2017 21:03:51:

Coffin Avaiation, with that front end. Love Don.

Proboscis Airways ?????laugh

Don Fry24/06/2017 21:11:52
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The reply would get me suspended.

onetenor24/06/2017 21:17:43
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What about AIR CYRANO or vice versa ?

Denis Watkins24/06/2017 21:27:48
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Would

Give anything to fly that

Devcon124/06/2017 22:13:46
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One thing's for sure it will sound splendid, I guess you're talking about a winter refurb or are you planning a smash and grab to catch the summer.

Devcon124/06/2017 22:26:25
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Forgot to add, the canopy is slightly reminiscent of the TSR2 in my eyes..😊

KiwiKid25/06/2017 01:28:31
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Posted by cymaz on 24/06/2017 20:15:52:

How about "Anteater Airlines"??dont know

Love that! It's best to poke fun at yourself - before someone else does.laugh

How about Aardvark Airways. The model looks like a classic bush plane, which are usually done up in bright colours - to assist with finding the crash site.

Very interesting and fun project.

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