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Parky
05-07-13, 21:30 PM
Been to P&M today and bought a monopole,keel and a box of bits to start the rebuild.I will post pics as she progresses.

Damien
05-07-13, 21:47 PM
Great, I'm sure you'll have an even stronger bond between the two of you after this.

Parky
05-07-13, 23:47 PM
She's looked after me three times now so you can't ask for more than that.

SteveTurnbull
05-07-13, 23:52 PM
Great news Parky

Steve
GT450
Broadmeadow
Hereford
England
No its not in Wales!

dave nixon
06-07-13, 16:50 PM
Glad she not going to sit in the, corner of a hangar,like a lot end up back in the air soon then mate.

Parky
06-07-13, 17:40 PM
We have an airframe.

Parky
06-07-13, 17:43 PM
Don't think I'll get to Broadmeadow.Can you put my burger in the freezer?

Parky
06-07-13, 22:12 PM
Forgot next pic,tank and skirt on and made a start on electrics too.

Parky
07-07-13, 20:42 PM
Wing sorted and prepped today ready for bolting on.just need pod fibreglassing while I take engine to be rebuilt and she'll be sorted.I couldn't get a pic as it's too big to get in.

VinceG
09-07-13, 00:03 AM
Great news mate, let's hope you are airborne again soon...

Thread re-opened.... come on, confess, who closed it? why?

Parky
10-07-13, 19:12 PM
Tank and skirt on,new throttle cables fitted.

Parky
10-07-13, 19:14 PM
Anyone got any ideas why the forum software is turning my pics round?

jjones
10-07-13, 21:41 PM
nice one mate, cracking on with it!!

Parky
12-07-13, 22:20 PM
96689669Two coats done.Have to flat it off then two more for a bit more sheen then the black at the bottom to do.Then inside the pod.Then take to the graphics guy I know for the stickers re-doing.(hard work this rebuilding lark). Spraying the wheels this weekend too.

Damien
12-07-13, 22:27 PM
Two coats done.Have to flat it off then two more for a bit more sheen then the black at the bottom to do.Then inside the pod.Then take to the graphics guy I know for the stickers re-doing.(hard work this rebuilding lark). Spraying the wheels this weekend too.

Whos your graphics guy? What will it cost for them? I don't have any graphics on my black pod but think a set of silver ones might look good on it.

Parky
12-07-13, 22:42 PM
A guy I've known since childhood who grew up in the same village as me.He's confident he can reproduce them from some pics I took and scale them up for trike and spats.I'll let you know how it goes.

Parky
19-07-13, 17:35 PM
Paintwork and stickers done.Stickers not quite original but they'll do for me.

VinceG
20-07-13, 14:45 PM
How long do you think before she's back in the air Parky?

Parky
20-07-13, 20:49 PM
Hopefully not long.I have a weeks holiday from Fri and the engine should be getting sorted then she's ready for Rob to check out and fly for the new permit.Finished off putting the trike together today.

Parky
20-07-13, 20:52 PM
Hope this is wright way round.

Parky
20-07-13, 20:56 PM
9726Sad face ( closed throttle) Happy face (full throttle).

Parky
20-07-13, 21:00 PM
Pod close up.

Parky
20-07-13, 21:04 PM
Spat close up

Parky
20-07-13, 21:10 PM
All I need now is my engine and we're up and at em.

Russ_H
20-07-13, 21:58 PM
Jobs a good un Parky, especially the throttle marking, hope your back in the air soon mate

WobbleWing
20-07-13, 22:16 PM
Looks great, could be the best thing that ever happened to it!! :-)

Well done Parky!!

Russ_H
20-07-13, 22:42 PM
P.S.,I did notice the wright comment......

Gazza
20-07-13, 22:49 PM
Looking good Parky ,soon be in the air again lad :-)

Parky
21-07-13, 04:11 AM
P.S.,I did notice the wright comment......


Am I grammatically incorrect? Sorry If so.I put the first pic on and it was automatically turned 90 degrees so I turned it on my phone 90 degrees 'the other way first' to counteract it but then it never turned on uploading the pic.I can't beat that one.

damienair
24-07-13, 13:37 PM
Amazing job, your trike looks fantastic.

Gentreau
24-07-13, 15:30 PM
Spat close up

If that's what came out when you spat, you need medical help ;)

Roger Mole
24-07-13, 21:43 PM
Lovely job Parky, well done. Looking like new again :-)

Parky
25-07-13, 07:23 AM
If that's what came out when you spat, you need medical help ;)


"Taxi for gentreau"

Parky
06-08-13, 19:44 PM
Update on progress.

replacement engine being checked,decoked and gearbox bolted on this week for me to fit this weekend hopefully.

Parky
06-09-13, 07:17 AM
We have a wing and an engine.All we need now is a permit and some insurance.(and an aerial).

dave nixon
06-09-13, 07:21 AM
Nice one mate glad you didn't just bin her,if you have my luck the flying weather will be no good now.

TwoDogs
06-09-13, 10:29 AM
great job, looks brand new

VinceG
06-09-13, 11:46 AM
Wehey... I'll take you up on that offer of a flight now Parky ;-)

Parky
06-09-13, 17:14 PM
My word Vince,Could you really lower yourself to such an extent after being spoiled in those quiks.

dave nixon
06-09-13, 17:15 PM
His Mrs is just studying his life insurance Parky.

Parky
06-09-13, 17:32 PM
Do you know what Dave.I don't think you have any confidence in either my flying or my microlight.

VinceG
06-09-13, 17:34 PM
Don't worry Parky, I can fly and land from the back :-)


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dave nixon
06-09-13, 17:46 PM
What makes you think that mate,you prob flown more hours than me and I've made plenty of mistakes.

Russ_H
06-09-13, 19:05 PM
His Mrs is just studying his life insurance Parky.


Nah, Vince is like me............the best life insurance is no life insurance

Parky
11-09-13, 21:05 PM
Permit getting done this week and insurance quotes coming in.I'm in danger of committing aviation this weekend if the weather lets me.(fingers crossed).

Roger Mole
11-09-13, 21:14 PM
Well done Parky. I'll bet it'll fly better now than before you rebuilt it. Enjoy.

Parky
11-09-13, 21:20 PM
Might be a bit scary though at first till I get used to it again.And I have a trophy and airmanship award to live up to now as well.

Damien
11-09-13, 21:44 PM
Brilliant! Well done, can't believe how quickly you've done it all

Parky
11-09-13, 21:53 PM
I got held up a few weeks with the engine not being ready and when it was I had prior commitments.We only got a hang strap channel last week so It would have been stood waiting for that part anyway which would have been most frustrating if sat waiting for that.

Parky
12-09-13, 21:04 PM
http://www.bmaa.org/files/permits.pdf


Another step.

Parky
20-09-13, 21:24 PM
Due to weather and work I haven't been able to fly since Rob did the permit.
Tonight I have been airborne for the first time since the pfl in Charlie Sierra.We flew for an hour of circuits and she flies really good.In fact I think its the best it's ever flown.Sure was nice to be back and looking forward to a good fly about tommorrow.

Roger Mole
20-09-13, 22:37 PM
Great stuff, good to hear that :-)

dave nixon
20-09-13, 23:02 PM
Well done mate should be three good days to fly,get some hrs in.