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Great too see she coming along .. I bought a enother Lightwing 25 0424 gorge creeds old plane so now I have two

How does she perform Doug?

 

 

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80 hp mate Cruise is 78 with the broga @4400 but a bit over prop at the moment 11 lt ph fuel burn @4400 rpm but i will be aiming for the correct rpms for the bolly max at 5800' cruise around 5500-5200 rpm ! not shoure wat speed that give ?

 

 

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Great too see she coming along .. I bought a enother Lightwing 25 0424 gorge creeds old plane so now I have two

Did you get her from Gympie Doug? She has been there for a while...cheers

 

 

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Did you get her from Gympie Doug? She has been there for a while...cheers

Yes mate flew her up to lakeside now doing a bit of work on her now just clean up work ..

 

 

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Hi I'm Grant from rural Dawin and here is my Lightwing 25-0326 gr 582[ATTACH=full]46186[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=full]46187[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=full]46188[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=full]46189[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=full]46190[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=full]46191[/ATTACH]

Nice craft where did she come from ?

 

GR 912 25-698 Restoration progress. Engine installation under way. Bruce and his helpers have been plugging way in the Silver City.[ATTACH=full]47025[/ATTACH]

Lookin good bet ya getting keen !

 

 

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Hi I'm Grant from rural Dawin and here is my Lightwing 25-0326 gr 582[ATTACH=full]46186[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=full]46187[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=full]46188[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=full]46189[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=full]46190[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=full]46191[/ATTACH]

Grant what build number is she ?

 

 

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Grant what build number is she ?

Hi Doug its 045 (has a different rudder to any I've seen} I bought it out of Balina Factory second hand.It had been in Glen Innes,Pretty sure original it was white with green tips and struts,The guy I bought it of got it out of Wayne Fishers factory so I've been told.

 

 

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Hi Doug its 045 (has a different rudder to any I've seen} I bought it out of Balina Factory second hand.It had been in Glen Innes,Pretty sure original it was white with green tips and struts,The guy I bought it of got it out of Wayne Fishers factory so I've been told.

Think there are 2 rudder types the big square and there is a smaller on other models 0032 has the larger tail fin where 0424 has the smaller one !

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Lightwing GR 912 25-698 is being masked up ready for painting tomorrow. Wheels back on, tail feathers going back on ...very exiting and I know we've said it a few times but it won't be long now. A new bird in the huge blue skies that smile over our Silver City. Bruce C and Peter J on the job this week.

 

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Will be as good as new and will be worth the wait. Go Bruce!

 

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Lightwing GR 912 25-698 Half-way through Prep-Sol clean up preparing for paint earlier today. WARNING - you may need to seat yourselves before scrolling down further to see the job Mike has done on our classic Australian made machine.

 

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I did give notice this was hot, looking awesome!

 

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Lightwing GR 912 25-698. Today Bruce got the brakes and main wheels installed. Here I am doing a final clean-up of the firewall before the engine gets installed in the next week or so. Tail wheel assembly tomorrow then she will be back on her own feet for the first time in a long while. 698 seems to be straitening her posture and has the start of a smile appearing now we are on the home stretch.

 

 

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Lightwing GR 912 25-698 - Bruce C has been busy, engine mounted! Won't be long wings and tail feathers will go on....watch this space!

 

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Lightwing GR 912 25-698 - Bruce C has been busy, engine mounted! Won't be long wings and tail feathers will go on....watch this space!

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Looking great!

Can I ask what paint system.........and which of the infinite shades of white is that???

 

Thanks.

 

 

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Looking great!Can I ask what paint system.........and which of the infinite shades of white is that???

Thanks.

It's Imron 2 pak matched to the original Lightwing white.

 

 

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It's Imron 2 pak matched to the original Lightwing white.

Thanks...my first (all aluminium) diy paint job is now on the horizon.

Thinking about it quite a lot, off and on......

 

 

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