Peter Bain's Whisper taildragger Express

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Post by skybound » Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:52 pm

So where is it Pete? Almost a week and we haven't seen it in person yet. :wink:

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Post by PeterB » Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:32 pm

Roger,Was in George for a week and only flew it once.
Was a dream flight and very impressed.
Very happy with all the work that has beed done on it as the Jab boys are very meticulous and everything is done to perfection....
Still have to finish off a few minor tweaks but generally the aerie is looking magnificent and hoping to get Jean to deliver it to me in PE.
Should not be longer than another week or so although anything may be possible!!
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Post by skybound » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:26 pm

Excellent - will have to have a few in the pub to celebrate the delivery. :lol: :idea:

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Post by whisper » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:29 pm

And it's number TEN so all the more reason for a celebration!

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The Day Has Dawned

Post by PeterB » Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:03 pm

folks i am finally on my way to George crack of dawn tomorrow morning with Andrew Bester to collect ZU-ENN...........photos of celebration to follow!!

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Re: The Day Has Dawned

Post by skybound » Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:09 pm

PeterB wrote:George crack of dawn
At least it wasn't Dawn's :wink:

Nice Peter. Happy landings.

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Home & Dry - Saturday 27th October,2007.

Post by PeterB » Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:59 am

Andrew & I arrived at Jabiru in George Saturday morning to be warmly greeted by Jean.He had already ben having his last bit of "playtime" in ENN and it was all ready for us.One Familiarization flip with Jean and with the Hobbs on 6 hours ##%* and wind blowing 15 knots Crosswind from the North across runway 29.... i asked Andrew if he was ok and he nodded.Andrew i said are you sure? No problem he replied..... oh yes and it is blowing 25knots SW in PE? No problem again i have spoken to PE and sky is clear.So of we go and did we make good time with the tailwind and revs at 2500 and a fuel burn of 12 litres IAS 80 Knots and ground speed around 100 plus knots!Got to Gamtoos and routed for Uitenhage for a quick tuch and go! at A's home base.Wind now 25Kts gusting 39Kts!!!! The Maestro put the Whisper down fautlessly and we were off again ready for FAPE.Well i called Finals with a little nervous twitchiness in my voice as i heard the ATC merrily sing out clear to land and wind gusting 39 kts. straight down 26 ... well i could just see him sitting back in his chair thinking who are these nutters and this is gonna be interesting...well once again the Meastro did Whisper proud and after a bit of stick jockeying we were on the ground going straight! ZU-ENN performed like a dream in spite of the torrid conditions and i am now a very very proud Whisper owner to say the least.

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Well Done Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by ollie » Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:03 am

Congradulations Pete and don't worry one day you can have proper long wings like the rest of us. Happy and safe flying!!!! :P

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Post by whisper » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:23 am

I flew Peter's aircraft on Sunday. Here is the mail I sent to Shadowlite:

To the Shadowlite team

I flew Peter Bain's aircraft this weekend and was very impressed.

In particular I liked:
1) The neatness and simplicity of the engine installation
2) The dual throttle system
3) The canopy optics
4) The neatness of the upholstery and instrument panel
5) The map shelf
6) The striping / decals design
7) The smoothness, power and ease of operation of the Jab engine

Well done to all concerned!

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Post by whisper » Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:34 am

ENN in its Port Elizabeth hangar
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