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Old 10th Dec 2007, 14:49
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Menzies, got anything harder?
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Old 10th Dec 2007, 15:53
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Not something you see at your local airfield every day




Not too hard to work out what but where ?
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Old 10th Dec 2007, 16:01
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ABX. Out of hand? No. Dragging on? Yes.

The aircraft was stripped and the controls taken off 6 mths ago...and then it sat...aircraft ahead in the que with issues (ALL these older aircraft have issues) delayed things. Those aircraft (a Twin Commanche, 2 206s and a couple of 172s are now, bar 1 172, finished and out the door...so things will start happening quickly.

The fuselage has some areas of minor surface corrosion, some in lap joints. Only to be expected in a 37 year old aircraft. The wings will need some relatively minor reskinning here and there due to less than excellent repairs done yonks ago and then hidden under paint. The horizontal stab has been completely demated and surface/lap joint/rib corrosion will be removed before zink cromating and riveting back together and painting...again not uncommon...there were some others there already done and they look great.

So I decided to have the wings pulled off and the engine pulled out (I inhibited the engine last week) and turn the excercise from a 'simple' paint job and interior into a ground up restoration. As an example the undercarriage will be pulled out and taken apart before beed basting and repainting and put back together with new seals etc. Once the engine is out I will hop into the engine bay with a pneumatic scotchbright whiz wheel thingo and make it all shiny before it is painted. With the engine out and on a stand I can remove the old baffles and fit the new Liquidaire Baffles I ordered. There are BAS intertia reel, 4 point harnesses waiting to go in for the front two seats. The Century 3 is coming out to be overhaulled back to 'as new' (about 10% of the cost of a new STEC which does no more, really)

She'll have a new leather interior, panel repainted/minor re arranging and I am thinking VERY seriously about fitting a Aspen Avionics EFD1000 ATP....google it and be amazed at what is available...I think Beechking might be keen too by his reaction on Sunday.

The Twin Commanche that is just out of the hangar (after 12 mths) belongs to a fellow RAC member and she looks as good as any new aircraft inside and out...in 4 to 6 mths so will mine...she'll be good for another 37 years.

Some of my handywork...as yet a work in progress.



Beechking's A36 and the FTDK arrive at Cherrabah International


The view during lunch...this is seriously a great spot to fly into...Da Beechboys will be back


Cherrabah is first on the list when my Bo breaks ground again...only next time it will be an overnight stay

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Old 10th Dec 2007, 19:24
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Not something you see at your local airfield every day

Not too hard to work out what but where ?
That would be the Devon XNZ at Ashburton ?? Stopped in on sunday and it was out doing some training...
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Old 10th Dec 2007, 22:51
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Speaking of Ashburton....

Can you think of a better place to fly?



Those mountains are 45km away, with the ocean 15km the other way.

I grew up having picnics on sunday there and cadging lifts
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Old 10th Dec 2007, 22:58
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Chuck,

Interesting tale, sounds like a good idea to give her a full rebuild, at least you'll know that everything has been done and it should give her a clean slate for a while.

Looking at the pics inside the rear fuse has me wondering: as an aircraft ages does the build up of 'grime' change it's w&b? Does an old aircraft need to be reweighed and have it's w&b recalculated, or is the weight of the grime insignificant?

As for the Aspen Avionics EFD1000 ATP... that's a nice piece of kit Chuck:

Google did indeed bring up a lot of info, after reading the specs I want one! Of course it would be a waste since I don't yet own an aeroplane to install it in...

Cheers mate, thanks for the piccies.
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Old 11th Dec 2007, 06:58
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No mate not ashburton but you're right about it being XNZ.

It was up at Rangiora last night giving 30 school kids an early xmas present.

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Bugger. I knew that, should have looked a bit harder
Haha looks like capt D.H up in the cockpit there...
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Old 11th Dec 2007, 07:38
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Landing mishap at Southport Flying Club on 21 April 2006. The main access road was closed by local police for over an hour to keep the TV cameras away from the publicity shy club.

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Old 11th Dec 2007, 11:02
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for over an hour to keep the TV cameras away from the publicity shy club.
Well that worked for about 18 months.....

Now PPRUNE has it

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Old 12th Dec 2007, 00:16
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Hahahahahaha!

My word, aren't those shots of the South Island beeeeeee-autiful?

Almost makes you want to live here
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Old 12th Dec 2007, 00:56
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If yer a penguin.
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Old 12th Dec 2007, 00:57
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Yep, almost.... hahaha
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Old 12th Dec 2007, 05:32
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KC

The beer and the locals aren't half bad neither

Near 30 deg yesterday, beautiful clear skies, 27 and rain today, like being back in the tropics

Not a bad part of the world this time of the year.
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Old 12th Dec 2007, 22:58
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Anyone know these aircraft and locations ?





And this airfield...




All on the same island
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Old 12th Dec 2007, 23:24
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Might have to come and to some QC just to make sure you be tellin the truth
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Old 12th Dec 2007, 23:26
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Top Do228
Middle Super Cub
Bottom No Idea!
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Old 13th Dec 2007, 00:23
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Pic 1: Dornier 228
Pic2: Cub at Wigram
Pic3: Unsure but looks definately like west coast sth isl, maybe up nelson ish, possibly even around murchison??
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Old 13th Dec 2007, 00:49
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Yes (dornier just airborne out of Rangiora), yes and yes Too easy
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Old 13th Dec 2007, 19:54
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Well the kiwi photties at least got green lumps in them
Not all red and flat as a sh*tcarters hat.
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