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Old 10th May 2015, 18:36
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Comper Swift G-ECTF...almost ready....

.. just in case some of you guys and girls don't look in the history part!
Phil has almost after 15 year finished the Swift, she moved to Hinton today, just a W&B, and paperwork to sort!
I have been very lucky to have access to take photos and videos of the the last few years progress!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tupper...57651213308891

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tupper...57648850892541

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tupper...57634639527276
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tupper...57630690242988
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Wow! Isn't that a Pobjoy engine, too?
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Old 10th May 2015, 18:51
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Wow! Isn't that a Pobjoy engine, too?
Pobjoy Cataract...sounds great too!
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Sorry for being so ignorant but which Hinton please? Thanks.
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Sorry for being so ignorant but which Hinton please? Thanks.
as in the Hedges!
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Old 10th May 2015, 20:32
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and here is the video from today.
an't wait for the first flight and the first A2A!!!
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Looks a beauty , and glad to say some things do exactly wot it says on the tin...... there certainly are a lot of hedges on the way to Hinton ! Have only ever flown in ....

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Hi TP. Some great Photos of a lovely aircraft.

Interesting registration. Is it a restoration, or a new build aircraft?


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TP,

Great video. I hope someone remembered to take the wings as well or it is going to be a very short first flight!
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MJ, It's a new build......
Wings due this weekend.
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...... All the wings are now at Hinton and on the Swift. Rig today engine run to check the taco!
A few little things still to do, then paperwork to sort! Then bolt the tame test pilot in! (we have a stig!)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tupper...57651213308891
Video to follow in an hour!
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For an engine of its era, it is not surprising the engine expects hand starting. I was ready to pity the chap doing the job, seeing there's reduction gear to make it hard work, but it started at the first try every time. Impressive!

Could one fit an electrical starter? Of course it would be a goddamn anachronism, but it would come in handy.

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Wonderfull well done, cannot wait to see it fly.
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Could one fit an electrical starter? Of course it would be a goddamn anachronism, but it would come in handy.
Wash your mouth out... Swingers only at Hinton
Joking aside.... it starts very well. Just need to make sure that we follow the instructions, petrol soaked rag in the air inlet pull trough a few blades and swing! We have a few aircraft that need swinging at Hinton and we do it carefully
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She moves...

............ https://www.flickr.com/photos/tupper...posted-public/
Sorry about the crap video...
Updated photos here as well!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tupper...57651213308891
Weighing tomorrow!
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Great news, TP. Lovely to see her moving under her own power.

What is the view like when taxying?
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What is the view like when taxying?
Does not seem any worse than any other tail dragger! (I'm told).
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View out of the Comper.

Can't be much worse than this I guess.............?!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkY2bs9bxWIWeek commencing 8 June looks good for me for the First Flights.
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Congratulations Phil on you extended hard work and achieving engine run tests.

It is a long time since I last saw it flying at Christchurch when I believe Ron Clear was the owner.

Good luck and successful taxying
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