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Fitting new wing skins - Drifter

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In the not too distant future I plan to purchase a new set of sails from Emah at Lismore.

 

My question is, does anyone out there have any experience, tips and advice they would like to share?

 

With the passing of Wayne and his depth of expertise, I am worried about getting it right.

 

There are a few guys at Boonah who will hopefully offer support but I was wondering if any of you had anything to share on the topic.

 

Thanks in advance

 

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Mine will have the sails put on before David's but mine being strut braced makes it pretty straight forward. I will be helping David with his sails. Any advice with the rigging, cable tensioning etc would be appreciated.

 

 

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Thanks Dazza. And yea I will be there with bells on to fit yours with ya

 

 

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That's good to know Patrick, may come to you for advice.

 

 

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A question kinda off topic, has anyone thought of picking up where Wayne left off with building fishers and repairing drifters?

 

 

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Emah is still manufacturing the skins. Good luck finding someone as good as Wayne to take over the airframe (etc.) side of it......RIP

 

 

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A question kinda off topic, has anyone thought of picking up where Wayne left off with building fishers and repairing drifters?

there is a bit of talk going around between a few people close to Wayne I have heard but at this stage I'm not sure where it is all at, I only know as i got asked if I want to be apart of it but I have to much else going on so I cant help. I really hope it comes off

 

 

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I have Emah lined up to manufacture a set for my Drifter as soon as the funds permit. But it would be great to have a specialist maintenance facility/contact for parts/repairs etc....

 

Viva le Drifter!!!!!!!

 

 

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A question kinda off topic, has anyone thought of picking up where Wayne left off with building fishers and repairing drifters?

I have contemplated it. I am an L2, with CertIV in aircraft mechanical and structures, but I don't have Wayne's long term experience on type or the capital to jump right in. I'd be comfortable repairing, but not manufacturing.

When I got my skins off Wayne last year, he provided a DVD with instructions. I'll see if I can find it.

 

 

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there is a bit of talk going around between a few people close to Wayne I have heard but at this stage I'm not sure where it is all at, I only know as i got asked if I want to be apart of it but I have to much else going on so I cant help. I really hope it comes off

If, who ever buys it and if they keeps it at Lismore, or anywhere with in a hour or so drive from the Gold Coast .As I have a FIFO job ,I will be able to help them out from time to time if needed.

 

 

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Found my dvd's with Wayne's tutorial for sail fitment. Let me know if you need a copy.

 

 

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Looking at getting new skins in the very near future and am looking at someone to replace them as I don't think myself am capable of doing a good job of it any suggestions?.

 

 

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