Trevs Horizon

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Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:01 am

Well we made the 16hour trip to go and fetch the Horizon yesterday, was an absolute mission as after that tense Stormers game the adrenalin was pumping and I was not able to get to sleep a single min before we departed at 3am Sunday Morning so I was SUT.

Basicaly the airframe is completely built and very nicely built aswell, and after some pre covering finishing off the covering can begin. Ofcoarse the rudder, elevator and stab needs to be rebuilt as the builder deviated from the plans and made some huge changes on the tail. The controls are where I can do some work the gimbles are installed but thats it the rest I will have to do.

I did take alot of pics I just need to go through them and pic out the best ones

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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:23 am

Here are some pics
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:27 am

Some more
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Tailspin » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:08 am

Trev

You are not going to be Dissapointed trust me. This is a beautiful Bird.
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:08 pm

Tailspin wrote:Trev

You are not going to be Dissapointed trust me. This is a beautiful Bird.

Thanks Gavin I am very happy with this one, it will be my fun airie and we are already having fun with it. I agree it will be a stunning looking plane when done. Work starts Saterday and I recon we should be able to work on it 5 days in a week with a total of +- 20 hrs per week. Many of my flying budies at Morningstar are also keen to give a hand just to keep themselfs bussy and have an exuse to be at the airfield so things should move along at a steady pace.

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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby nicow » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:46 am

Keep on posting pics of your progress.
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:10 am

Yes I will post plenty of pics when we get to start building, I recon the whole weekend will be spent cleaning all the dust out from the nooks and cranies. But as soon as real work starts I will post pics of the progress
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:25 pm

Had a nnice productive day today got the entire plane blown down and cleaned up nicely, then I reglued some pieces that can loose during the trip back to Cape Town. My old man had a go at the motor and started getting it clean nice and prepd.

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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:31 pm

using some cans to keep positive pressure while the epoxy sets
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:34 pm

Then the Big Boss came to the airfield to make sure the workers wernt mucking arround and were being productive
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby caneco » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:16 pm

CONGRATULATIONS.NICE MACHINE
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:46 pm

Thanks Caneco


Well Sunday is done and all the little sections which happend to break or pop loose while we travelled back to CT are now all fixed up, found a issue with the one wheels brakes so got that sorted. We then also fitted the wings to the fuz. Next I need to arrange for a AP to come and inspect and then if there are some mods or suggestions he advises get them done and then beging prep for covering.
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby JvTonder » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:07 pm

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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:33 pm

Tomorrow I have Peter Westerman (an AP who has been flying wooden construcyion planes for a long time and has plenty of experiance) flying in to come and inspect the Horizon, pritty exited vhpy
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:25 pm

Well Saterday the AP came around and advised a few areas which needed some attension first was a total airframe sand down and re- varnish. skip to Sunday. This morning we got motivated and sanded down the entire airframe then got 98% complete with varnishing the Fuz before I ran out of varnish. Might get down to the airfeild tomorrow and finish the wings.

Sorry no pics ( we were very busy )

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