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Old 20-01-2013, 07:17
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Very nice, can't wait to see it in the air. I remember when my late mate Rob Hodge was up there inspecting it and was telling me about the fuel tanks being made and the issues. Glad to see they have been overcome.
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Old 20-01-2013, 07:55
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Thanks for the update.

Exciting times ahead for sure!
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Old 21-01-2013, 02:50
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During the FG-1D display at Masterton on Saturday the commentators mentioned pilot Keith Skilling was booked to do the test flying on this gorgeous machine. It must be getting close!

It'd be interesting to hear how different it is to fly the two aircraft.
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Old 21-01-2013, 03:09
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Certainly the best bloke for it, I reckon. The things we could learn off him!
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Old 21-02-2013, 10:09
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Nice gift for Valentine's Day !
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Old 21-02-2013, 10:34
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OF,

Appears to be a not uncommon anomaly describing tail draggers as having tricycle undercarriage. I suppose the one with a wheel at the back might be described as tricyle or at least three wheeled, but in my opinion tricyles normally have the single wheel at the front.

Am I alone in that opinion?

And while I am here making a nuisance of myself, where does the serial number come from? It is not a US number, according to its format. Neither is it an RAAF Series 2 number since A10 was reserved for de Havilland DH50A.

In any case a nice warbird. Yes send me one please.

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Old 21-02-2013, 12:27
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Bushy, I believe the A10 number is the manufacturer's serial number (as opposed to the Navy's BuNo etc).

Kinda means it was destined for Australia nyuk nyuk.
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Old 21-02-2013, 12:35
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Hi all,Andy you are spot on,A10-353 is the build number issued by Vought to a specific contract on the production line but it does correlate to a BUNo of 123168,the data plate on the aircraft has only the A number although I believe there is meant to be another one in the cockpit with the bu no on it,unfortunately someone pinched it!! Still a little way to go but starts great & sounds even better,Nobby & I and also Graham have run it and it seems pretty smooth considering the engine is hard mounted with no flex mounts,best regards,Pete, BTW there are two ways you can read the engine desc on the rego form "single piston eng" single engine or one bloody big piston!!!

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Old 21-02-2013, 01:21
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.. BTW there are two ways you can read the engine desc on the rego form "single piston eng" single engine or one bloody big piston!!!
That would be a ball biter! A single piston donk. There would be some strange forces at work there and can't imagine it running too smoothly.

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Old 21-02-2013, 09:52
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OF,
Am I alone in that opinion?
Bushy
Surrounded by good company Bushy !

Tricycle and tail-dragger for me - especially when a skid drags the tail.





Perhaps the registration paperwork lacks some check boxes - ala single pistons !

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