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Old 03-06-2013, 04:55 PM
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My plane is flying only year and a half but I can see some wear


Lycoming after 500 hours







Catto blades after 600 hours







Aileron brackets 650 hours







I also have a can of worms for page #6 of this thread
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:57 PM
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Default Too easy in my case

Shoot, this is shooting fish in a barrel. I wouldn't even need to aim the camera.



edit: Added one photo that I have posted before
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:58 PM
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Default This is great!

Some of my friends have older RVs. They have steam gauges in the panels and the mars and scratches that come from years of use. These plane have become part of their identity and they are as comfortable in them as they are in an old pair of shoes. I can only hope I get that way with mine and in time it wears the same patina of use that theirs has.

Keep the pictures coming.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:08 AM
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There are "Show Planes", and there are "Go Planes".

I "Go".

Every scratch, ding and chip tell a story.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:17 AM
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Every scratch, ding and chip tell a story.
Well, let's hear it, Widget!
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:57 AM
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Cool idea. More pictures!
I'd contribute but I guess my aircraft's flight time is in the negative
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:23 AM
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Some of my friends have older RVs. They have steam gauges in the panels and the mars and scratches that come from years of use. These plane have become part of their identity and they are as comfortable in them as they are in an old pair of shoes. I can only hope I get that way with mine and in time it wears the same patina of use that theirs has.

Keep the pictures coming.
What Paul said.... I hope to become as comfortable in my plane as I know others are in theirs, with all the scratches and wear to prove it.

Interesting thread. Nice to know for those of us building that are trying to make the plane as perfect as possible.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:49 AM
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Doug, I just had a restraining order issued. You're not allowed to go near my airplane with a camera
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:33 AM
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Default ..and another thing...

If you for some reason don't like the 'patina' that comes with experience, then this is a GREAT way to see where you might want to put a little rub strip, or use leather upholstery, etc. etc.

I too wish I had more wear on my plane...the good kind! ...not the "dropped my 6 lb. maglite on the left wing tank and nearly punched a hole in it!"
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:39 AM
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If you for some reason don't like the 'patina' that comes with experience, then this is a GREAT way to see where you might want to put a little rub strip, or use leather upholstery, etc. etc.
Exactly why I'm reading this thread! Not that I expect or even want mine to be pristine for life, but it's nice to see the places where I may want to add a little extra protection -- or just not paint.
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