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Old 01-04-2020, 07:44 AM
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At the beginning of this thread you mentioned learning to fly out of WW. Though an American, i lived a in Reading 20 years ago. Lots of fond memories of flying out of WLAC including flying the Super Cub, several of the warriors and many hours in Alan Cassidy’s Pitts Special (G-STUA). Expensive flying and landing fees sucked, but few things better than an hour in G-WLAC followed by a full English breakfast at the airfield.

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Old 01-04-2020, 08:38 AM
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funny thing, almost same here, though more like 30 years ago... lived for 6 1/2 years in Langley then Slough... good memories of White Waltham: manually priming the Gypsy Major on the DHC-1 G-AOTY, 10 turn spin training (...), hunting the countryside for those painted horses, then returning for the all azimuth grass field and the coppatea

Enjoying your "blog" James, thanks and cheerio!
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Old 01-05-2020, 08:43 PM
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Wow - memories of WW from 30 years ago and 20 years ago. I trained there 10 years ago. I suspect not much changed inbetween.

Based my Europa there for a bit (parked outside, in the rain and the mud, ugh) then moved it to Popham, which was cheaper and quieter. Enjoyed both places, but nothing even comes close to the vibe here in the US. 'Murica!
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:19 PM
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A few months back I found out the CS prop currently fitted to the aircraft is an E-suffix Hartzell C2YK with the hub Eddy Current Inspection AD. Obviously pretty hacked off, and trying to work out what to do about it.

From the research I've done, my options seem to be...

1) Overhaul and have it inspected every 100 hours. I fly about 90-110/year, so could schedule it with the Condition Inspection,
2) Overhaul with an updated hub.
3) Sell the prop as-is and buy a whole new or secondhand CS unit.
4) Fit a fixed-pitch prop, with the option of going CS later.

Not keen on anything except 2 & 3. And I'm not certain I want to lob $10k at this aeroplane until I've at least flown it a bit (I love my 4, and figure there's a chance I may end up keeping it instead).

If anyone has a lead on a secondhand CS, I may be interested!
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Old 01-08-2020, 02:41 AM
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May have jumped the gun on this - it's still a long way from flying.

But I wanted to get the wings on it, so off it goes to the Palm Springs International Airport...



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Old 01-08-2020, 12:44 PM
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Old 01-08-2020, 05:03 PM
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Congratulations James! Can't wait to fly with you in the near future in our RV6s!
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:35 PM
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Congratulations James! Can't wait to fly with you in the near future in our RV6s!
Hi Chris! Still a long way to go, unfortunately.

But yes!
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Old 01-15-2020, 01:40 AM
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Engine needs shimming up. Longer bolts on order.



I look happy here because I hadn't yet started to fit the left wing. It gathered some crud on the way in and won't seat right, so tomorrow I need to remove it and attempt a refit.

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Old 01-15-2020, 07:41 AM
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Wonderful progress, James. Would really love to see closeup detail pics of the spar slid into the spar bulkhead and the NAS tolerance bolts going in. Wishing you better luck with that left wing retrofit.
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