Simone Darne Whisper X project. WA13063

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Re: Simone Darne Whisper X project. WA13063

Postby Pieter001 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:29 am

I hear you. I'm just waiting for a cash injection and then I'll bite the bullet as well.

Scary thought considering a new engine will be around $26 000!!
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Re: Simone Darne Whisper X project. WA13063

Postby pdarne » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:43 am

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Have our O360 already. Managed to find one locally with 600hrs to go before overall??
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Re: Simone Darne Whisper X project. WA13063

Postby Pieter001 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:05 pm

Brilliant :D 600hrs is a lot of life still!

I'm going to try my utmost to buy a new engine, or at least at this stage my thinking is along this route.

Regrettably I've had a catastrophic engine failure in my Mooney when the crank shaft broke and in the forced lob the plane was written off. No one was injured, 4 on board, but if I never again have to go through such an event, it will be too soon :wink:
Saying that, I know there are no guarantees with mechanical objects, but I'll have great peace of mind in knowing I have a new donkey up front. Finances dictates, so when the time comes and this is not possible, I'll naturally opt for alternatives 8)

I'm thinking of the XP IO-360 (180hp), which is mogas certified too. If I have the money, I'll go CS, alternatively FP.
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Re: Simone Darne Whisper X project. WA13063

Postby pdarne » Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:41 am

gee wiz, Glad you came out of that alive!!! Yip if I had the bucks I too would have gone for something new! As per Russell 180hp is more than enough! :mrgreen:
In the mean time we must get on with the build. Ill take a few more pics on the weekend. :D
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Re: Simone Darne Whisper X project. WA13063

Postby pdarne » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:42 am

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Things moving along!
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Re: Simone Darne Whisper X project. WA13063

Postby pdarne » Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:30 pm

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Ok Rudder pedals done. Busy witk Horizontal stabilizer and rudder.
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Re: Simone Darne Whisper X project. WA13063

Postby pdarne » Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:11 pm

Ok week 38 of 2014 we will start the rudder and horizontal stabilizer.
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Re: Simone Darne Whisper X project. WA13063

Postby pdarne » Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:12 pm

Ok week 38 of 2014 we will start the rudder and horizontal stabilizer.
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Re: Simone Darne Whisper X project. WA13063

Postby Pieter001 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:12 pm

Looking great.

I'm thinking hard about the pedals... Want to manufacture "infinately" adjustable, if that is the correct term, pedals.

Will post pics once I've started on them ;)
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Re: Simone Darne Whisper X project. WA13063

Postby whisper » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:59 pm

Original whisper pedals were like that. I still have a set on the shelf!
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