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Old 15th Jul 2012, 22:24
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Something for UnderneathTheRadar to get all excited about.....



Now the tricky question, where? And for those few of you who know exactly where I am hush up a bit would ya
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Old 15th Jul 2012, 22:29
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Old 16th Jul 2012, 10:49
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And me Jaba...
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Old 16th Jul 2012, 11:10
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Hayden Lake, Idaho??? N728RT??
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Old 16th Jul 2012, 12:39
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Trent, you have outsmarted yourself completely this time

Pilotete..... yes indeed, but UTR is a newcomer to the beast so I was thinking of him. You are an old hand by now surely
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Old 16th Jul 2012, 22:24
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I nearly read that as 'old hag'!
Are you Oshkoshing this year?
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Old 17th Jul 2012, 01:42
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Cool

Well done, nearly a whole page and TWO photos

No wonder some of the orignal, 1998, hands gave up

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Old 17th Jul 2012, 02:22
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Ok.

A little detail on the C195 that few get to see. The clever folding engine mounts.



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Old 17th Jul 2012, 09:08
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Wot's happnin' with the Bonza?
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Old 17th Jul 2012, 09:47
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I have a new set of wings - well new to me - they're off a 1978 A36 that had 7200TT (EZU has 7150ishTT) that was force landed wheels down in a farmers field. The nose wheel collapsed and stove in the nose bowl (zero other damage) and the insurance company wrote it off - it must have been severely UNDERinsured. I bought the wings, and some other bits, from a fella who purchased the aircraft as is, where is, from the insurance company.

A good mate who is an A&P in Georgia flew his V35B up to Ohio, checked out the wings, took pics and pronounced the wings perfect.

Jay. I just sent him the $ and he organised EVERYTHING else - its good to have mates.



Interior behind spar



Inside leading edge



Wheel well - note the wings came with gear and brakes - brakes near zero time.



Wings stored awaiting a buyer - ME!!



The wings also came with the flaps, ailerons and gear doors.



As soon as I had paid for them the VERY strange fella I bought em off insisted they be removed from his hangar - so we stored em in another hangar for a few days until the truck came and picked them up.



They arrive in BNE 29th July. After parting out my old wings I figure these wings will have cost me 1/4...maybe even 1/5th, of the cost of restoring EZU's old wings - not to mention getting it done years earlier.

We have a bit to do to finish off the fuselage then it wiring/panel/interior/paint.

But soon I will have a complete Bonanza again - if not all in one piece at least all the pieces will be in perfect condition and complete in and of themselves.

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Old 17th Jul 2012, 12:51
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But soon I will have a complete Bonanza again - if not all in one piece at least all the pieces will be in perfect condition and complete in and of themselves
Nice.......
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Old 17th Jul 2012, 19:13
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Wing's

Hey CC, show us some WIP on the rest of the airframe.
Impressed with the new wing's and cost outcome, sounds like a lot of co-ordinating done there. I think you were lucky to get the opportunity.

What is the plan with the panel, same as or upgrade ?

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Old 17th Jul 2012, 20:33
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Chuck,
I'm impressed by your Bonza work. A nicely done up aircraft is sometimes better than a new one, and I'd say that'll be the case with yours by the sounds of it.

Maybe if I come and annoy Jaba again, I'll have to try and see this machine, .

Couple from recent times.



A holding pattern well known to a lot of us these days!



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Old 17th Jul 2012, 21:01
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Morno:

Great photos! What brand of EFIS is this please?
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Old 17th Jul 2012, 21:43
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Collins Proline 21 Dora
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Old 17th Jul 2012, 21:53
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Dat would look really good in your jalopy too Dora

Have you the room with all that other glass?
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Old 18th Jul 2012, 00:26
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Thanks indeed Morno.

Just dreaming along the lines of me, Doreen-9 and the two muttlies disembarking from a King Air, Jaba.....in my current ride I had enough troubles squeezing in an Aera 500! You're not missing anything here wearther-wise, btw.
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Old 18th Jul 2012, 01:57
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Nothing much to report fuselage wise - it hasn't progressed in the last 2 years for a variety of reasons - mostly me being 3000nm away/work getting in the way and low priority from the engineers POV. I suspect that the wings arriving has re affirmed to them that I am serious about finishing this project so they're promising to get the fuselage progressing again.

Panel wise I am just gonna take the old one out, make it beautiful and put it back in again - with a Aspen EFIS.

Horizontal stab - both of those were finished years ago. Vertical too.



Fuselage is about 75% finished...and about 60% to go

All the riveting in this pic I actually did







Firewall fwd was finished ages ago and I put in extra cooling gills as well as replacing the 'sharks gill' type with louver type.





This is (still) where we are up to fuselage wise - FWD STBD side and FWD belly to go, and the small skin between the windscreen and firewall, and the fuselage will be finished, structurally speaking.





But the light at the end of the tunnel is more well defined and doesn't appear to be an oncoming train.

Edit: skywagon1915 the wings were a HUGE win. Best guess was to do to my old wings what I have done with the fuselage would have been 50-60k. The new wings cost me 19.5k + shipping etc. If I can part out my old wings/flaps/ailerons/etc for 10k - and the spars are good so that should be doable - I will be streets ahead....not to mention the time factor. I woulda been 80 by the time we finished my old wings

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Old 18th Jul 2012, 02:45
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Nice... I'd bet that it's going to be BETTER than brand new.
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Old 18th Jul 2012, 02:48
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I woulda been 80 by the time we finished my old wings
So, completion is imminent Grand Pa?
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