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Old 28th Dec 2016, 10:24
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A new prop and wheel mount and all will be just fine?

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Old 28th Dec 2016, 10:30
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The guy in the purple shirt looks a little doubtful.
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Old 28th Dec 2016, 17:36
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Where did he get that hat? Perhaps he is relying on voodoo to help get it fixed?



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Old 28th Dec 2016, 18:26
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the repair and/or maintenance of a certified airplane requires the parts specified for that aircraft by type
The aircraft concerned does not have a standard CofA and is flying under an LAA approved permit to fly. So the authority for approving repairs lies with the LAA either directly or through an authorised inspector.
And, as that permit only authorises flight in UK airspace, it implies that flight authorisation needs to be obtained for each foreign state that is transitted, with any restrictions they choose to apply.

I've no idea to what extent this is being done 'by the book'. One may only guess!
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As may have been shown by an even more famous "Aviatrix": I'd have thought it might be easier just to mail him the data plate and a (substantial) cheque?.........
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Jonzarno - The Mad Hatter, more like!



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Old 29th Dec 2016, 18:12
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Being rebuilt slowly and now has a running engine.



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Old 31st Dec 2016, 00:25
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@Above The Clouds
I know you took the first photo (unattributed) from me, and modified my text. Where did you get the second one?
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Originally Posted by neilmurg View Post
@Above The Clouds
I know you took the first photo (unattributed) from me, and modified my text. Where did you get the second one?
From the same place as this one, I have removed the first image for you.


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As my daughter would say: "OMG!"

It looks as though the leading edge man had to change to a bigger rock with which to pound dents. I wonder if he'll be pounding out the crushed ribs as well!? I am open to hearing that the post repair and inspection G=KURK, was issued a UK flight permit, which was validated by the local aviation authority for a limited ferry flying to a place suitable for a proper repair. Any flying that 'plane does beyond that, or without such authority is irresponsible, and sets a very poor example for other impressionable pilots.

While considering the profile of that leading edge, ask yourself as a pilot, would you fly it that way? If your wing had frozen snow/ice irregularly accumulated to 1/4" thickness, would you fly it?

Out of courtesy, I must allow for the possibility that Mr. Kirk will have commissioned and excellent and conforming repair to his Cub, including the necessary structural inspections, so he's not guilty of flying a defective and unsafe aircraft - unless he does....

There is a lesser standard for a ferry permit limited aircraft, there maybe a very slightly lesser standard for an LAA aircraft, but it is negligent to fly an aircraft which does not conform to its flight authority.
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Having once bent a suspension A-frame, the advice was to leave it bent as bending it back would fatally weaken it.

I defer to the more knowledgeable as to the structural role of G-KURK's leading edge at that location.
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Old 31st Dec 2016, 16:54
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I'd be more concerned about possible damage to the wing spar than to a few ribs.
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Old 31st Dec 2016, 17:38
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Why is he letting this geezer do it, instead of doing it himself?, He is far more capable than this burk with a rock, is Maurice still too ill to manage?

At this point, I'm not sure Mr Kirk isn't just stage managing a misleading episode of the comic strip presents
Or maybe he has just lost it completely
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Old 31st Dec 2016, 18:14
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He plans to fly 2nd Jan 2017.

https://mauricejohnkirk.wordpress.co...ll-use-a-road/


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He plans to fly 2nd Jan 2017.
Then he truly will be an embarrassment to general aviation. The leading edge of that wing does not come close to being considered airworthy. No pilot in their right mind would fly a 'plane whose airfoil was that disrupted by ice and snow, this is aerodynamically no different.

When one wing stalls 5MPH faster than the other one, and the 'plane spins, who will MK blame?
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Old 1st Jan 2017, 17:20
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That's provided he flies it to book max/min speeds. I don't think he is that stupid.
I'm sure a few aircraft crossed the North Sea 70 yrs ago in a far worse state than that.
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I'm sure a few aircraft crossed the North Sea 70 yrs ago in a far worse state than that.
Yes, but those aircraft were returning from urgent efforts under extreme duress, as opposed to departing on a recreational activity. I wonder in KURK will takeoff with a log book entry stating that the the repairs were done in accordance with approved/acceptable data, and that the aircraft is airworthy?

We should not condone a lesser standard of airworthiness just because a character would like to continue a recreational journey without due diligence in repair and maintenance following a crash - particularly when that individual is flying a G aircraft outside the UK, and seemingly "representing" private recreational aviation.

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Old 1st Jan 2017, 18:11
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As a Scot, I resent that remark. Judging by his fondness for flying the Welsh flag, Maurice might too.


Thanks for the edit Step Turn. Bliadhna Mhath r to you and my friends in Nova Scotia.

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Old 1st Jan 2017, 19:09
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If he makes to the Cape, which is improbable, it'll be despite the Hoorah Henrys (and Henriettas), not because of 'em.

In the very unlikely event of him doing so, I shall drink a toast to him. To that lying conniving wumman who claimed to have flown such a journey solo on her own efforts: not so much. To the pompous bunch of dining clowns who are so very obviously not at all "honourable": one would hope that he moons them all.
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Old 1st Jan 2017, 20:15
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Not long before flight





Good luck Maurice I hope you have a safe flight.
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