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Re: Simone Darne WA04009

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:54 am
by pdarne
Ok! Engine mount sorted, cables sorted, now comes the cowling part?? Things taking shape ...again. Am now coming under pressure from daughter who has now finished matric and wants to get on with the flying, come on Dad what's wrong with you...

Re: Simone Darne WA04009

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:42 am
by PeterB
keep going Filly Boy.................... :D :D :D

at this rate you might be able to keep it current and make it a 2012 Model :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Simone Darne WA04009

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:51 am
by pdarne
No,No NO....it will be a 2011 model, if not I think I'll be shot!!!

Re: Simone Darne WA04009

Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:10 pm
by pdarne
Well just to let you all know, the cowls are almost complete, she will be a 2011 model. :D :D :roll: :roll: :mrgreen:
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Cowl on still needs finishing
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Side view
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Re: Simone Darne WA04009

Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:58 pm
by Tiba
any news?

Re: Simone Darne WA04009

Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:29 am
by pdarne
Hi Tiba,
We have had an eletrical problem and had to remove the engine. It has now been sorted and the engine will be back on today. I expect that we will do her maiden flight next weekend? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Simone seems pleased?
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The lads busy with inspection??
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Re: Simone Darne WA04009

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:18 am
by pdarne
HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AT LAST... :roll: :roll: :mrgreen: PROVING FLIGHT AUTHORITY TO FLY IN HAND. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: GET SET READY GO! :D

Re: Simone Darne WA04009

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:41 pm
by Tiba
excellent

I am sure the wind will slow down soon.

enjoy!

Re: Simone Darne WA04009

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:42 am
by pdarne
Hi Tim, everything looks so good now, I'm sure we'll meet at one of the fly ins. This will also go a long way to help Simone with her hours for her com? We're going to have many happy flying hours. :D Cheers Philip

Re: Simone Darne WA04009

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:56 am
by pdarne
An update..I'm pleased to announce that ZU-GAC had her maiden flight yesterday the 6th March 2011. The flight lasted about 50 minutes and was performed by Russel. There were no really big problems, all the temperatures remaining in the green, The carb will need to be leaned out a little and we'll need to get a little cooling onto the coils. Firstly a very big thank you to Dene for having done an awesome job in building the plane, thanks also to Russel for the test flight and advice, it's much appreciated. Unfortunately we battled to start her for the second flight and time eventually caught up with us and Simone couldn't get a flight in....but next time.
Here are a few pics, what a wonderful feeling can't wait to tour with Simone.
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Good Bye
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Good Bye
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She just keeps going
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