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Breaking news: A Cessna 152 crashed into a cemetary today. Authorities have recovered 57 bodies so far...

 

 

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Nice. The main wheel track is a good fitting design considering the internal width of the container.

 

Getting closer now? Was image taken at Australian port; getting cleared by customs?

 

Cheers

 

Mike

 

 

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Was image taken at Australian port; getting cleared by customs?

 

Cheers

 

Mike

Mike:

 

Oh, don't I wish!

 

But no, that was leaving Czech Republic. Still about 2 months sea time.

 

 

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Hope she arrives in good shape. the waiting must be like time standing still. Nev

 

 

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Hope she arrives in good shape. the waiting must be like time standing still. Nev

Yes, the days pass like treacle running uphill in winter! I expect it should arrive in good condition. I looked closely at the packing and tiedown and it is pretty clever and minimal. It is secured by rigid holds at the nosewheel axle, horizontal stab mount and main wing mount. In addition to that it is strapped down over the main gear legs and on the noswheel leg. The wings are mounted to the boards that support the cabin area at the wing mount, and at the other end by a purpose made mount that secures the tail and supports the ends of the wings. With minimum materials, they have secured the airplane quite well IMHO.

 

 

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if you know the container number you can track it's progress every day on the net, various sites have information on the ship or the container

 

 

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G'day Scott,

 

Lovely looking plane.

 

Let's hope it doesn't travel like my mates trike did out from the states, I think it spent 6 weeks going all over the place then arriving back in Florida the place of departure and getting offloaded again, finally made it's way out to Oz quite later than expected, also had hidden costs when customs of a port opened the container at a cost of $1,000 dollars.

 

Yeah my mate wasn't all that impressed with the shipping

 

Alf

 

 

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G'day Scott,

Lovely looking plane.

 

Let's hope it doesn't travel like my mates trike did out from the states, I think it spent 6 weeks going all over the place then arriving back in Florida the place of departure and getting offloaded again, finally made it's way out to Oz quite later than expected, also had hidden costs when customs of a port opened the container at a cost of $1,000 dollars.

 

Yeah my mate wasn't all that impressed with the shipping

 

Alf

You really know how to cheer a guy up.

 

 

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Alf:

 

Thanks for that encouraging reply ... NOT.

 

Anyway, it will be what it will be. Eventually it will get here and all those extra charges are factored in already. I know that once your goods are in the hands of the shipping companies, they do as they please. I just hope my airplane doesn't do a round the world cruise, but I have no say, so I just have to go and do something else till it arrives.

 

 

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So Scott is it coming into Brisbane. The likely hood is that the container will be transhipped in Singapore anyway. Most containers ex Europe are.

 

 

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I watched my container go down the east coast of the US, across the Atlantic, stop at Spain then onto Italy, 2 weeks on shore, then down to the Maldives across to Perth, stops in Melbourne and Sydney, change of ships and up to Brisbane.

 

 

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So Scott is it coming into Brisbane. The likely hood is that the container will be transhipped in Singapore anyway. Most containers ex Europe are.

Geoff:

 

No, it will come in via Sydney to be assembled at the dealer's home airfield which is Cessnock. Then my wife and I will fly it home. The best part is we can make it from Cessnock to Watts Bridge without having to refuel.

 

 

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Alf:

Thanks for that encouraging reply ... NOT.

 

Anyway, it will be what it will be. Eventually it will get here and all those extra charges are factored in already. I know that once your goods are in the hands of the shipping companies, they do as they please. I just hope my airplane doesn't do a round the world cruise, but I have no say, so I just have to go and do something else till it arrives.

Scott

 

I hope you are aware that what I posted was no way meant to put a dampener on your pride and joy

 

Was just giving you a heads up of the dramas my mate had getting his bird shipped over from the states

 

Alf

 

 

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Alf:

 

Of course I took it light heartedly. What happened to you doesn't necessarily mean it will happen to me. And even if it does, cest la vie.

 

 

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My Skylark was in a box on the high seas when the Pasha Bulka ( sp?) ran aground near Newcastle. Of course this reason for plenty of "mates" to try to stir me about the Skylark being on that ship even though I knew it wasn't. That's what we pay insurance for.

 

 

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What is the range on a Legend?

 

Thoroughly impractical, the handling fees at the airports along the route alone would add up to far too much compared to the crating and shipping costs, but the romantic in me imagines just flying something like that home.

 

 

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What is the range on a Legend?

Thoroughly impractical, the handling fees at the airports along the route alone would add up to far too much compared to the crating and shipping costs, but the romantic in me imagines just flying something like that home.

Not exactly sure at this stage what the range would be, but...

 

Ours has the 130L fuel tank option. If you subtract 15L for a 45 min reserve, that leaves 115L for flight time. The manufacturer is claiming 115Kt cruise, but I'm going to estimate 105Kt at something like 5,000RPM. At that RPM, my 100HP Nynja used to burn about 16-17L/Hr. That gives 6-3/4Hr endurance at 105Kt gives a range of 710NM (around 1,400 Klm). All very rough and ready figuring, but reasonably conservative I think.

 

 

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Well, our new toy has arrived! It still doesn't have wings yet, ther were some minor issues in shipping and some small mods to be made here, but things are progressing and we're happy as pigs ...

 

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From left to right: Ed Smith, Greg Doyle, Legend of Kitty Hawk, and me.

 

Shameless plug: we are delighted with the services of Ed and Greg from Silent Wings and the quality of our new Aeropilot Legend.

 

 

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FT:

 

Yep, been doing that and getting in everyone's way. It has been a long wait while our plane was built to our specs and shipped out here. Now we're like a dog with two tails, not knowing which one to wag first.

 

 

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