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GREENLEY TUG BUILD THREAD 88"

Be kind to our tug pilots, we cant do without them.
Wayne Thompson
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Re: GREENLEY TUG BUILD THREAD 88"

Post by Wayne Thompson » 07 Oct 2018, 22:03

Hi all

just an update and some pics of our site and the weekend flying.

i could not fly but did work on the outer spar while watching the boys. after 4 layers of 6oz its all sanded and done.
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Wayne Thompson
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Re: GREENLEY TUG BUILD THREAD 88"

Post by Wayne Thompson » 07 Oct 2018, 22:04

here are the pics of the weekend and flying site. this is my old bosses private farm funway he lets us use.
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Wayne Thompson
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Re: GREENLEY TUG BUILD THREAD 88"

Post by Wayne Thompson » 07 Oct 2018, 22:05

and some more of the planes
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Cliff Evans
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Re: GREENLEY TUG BUILD THREAD 88"

Post by Cliff Evans » 08 Oct 2018, 06:06

Looks like a nice site. You are very luck to have such a facility.

Wayne Thompson
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Re: GREENLEY TUG BUILD THREAD 88"

Post by Wayne Thompson » 10 Oct 2018, 01:25

Hi Cliff

Had a chat to the boss's son yesterday and with any luck he will start learning to fly as well, so that will hopefully secure the site for a while.

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Stuart Ward
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Re: GREENLEY TUG BUILD THREAD 88"

Post by Stuart Ward » 11 Oct 2018, 09:09

It is a lovely facility. The guys have spent a lot of time forging a positive relationship with the owner and other users of the land.
Stu

Wayne Thompson
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Re: GREENLEY TUG BUILD THREAD 88"

Post by Wayne Thompson » 31 Oct 2018, 02:39

Sorry boys been super busy but some good news .......... the land owner Wess just gave his son ( he is about my age ) a piper cub and motor to learn to fly. I have given him a 8ch radio so hopefully he will take to it soon and come join us often.

Anyhow cut some extra ribs and Stuart has kindly said he would make me a tug tow release like he has on his plane.

Busy cutting cap strips, OK I JUST LIED !!....... the kit cutter is getting it sorted once again , feel so bad i just aint progressing so at least its moving along :-)

Need to watch the plywood wing sheeting/ gluing tutorial again.

Looking at laying up the tail wheel setup out of carbon fibre thanks to mate who flies 150cc TOC and has some spare.

Wayne Thompson
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Re: GREENLEY TUG BUILD THREAD 88"

Post by Wayne Thompson » 13 Nov 2018, 19:02

Hi again finally

the cap strips have been cut as well as most of the balsa bashing for the fin / stab/ flaps eyc .....see pics. all this while mom visits from SA and taking her around the countryside etc. and the wife going full soap mad with ladies coming in to check out the soap at random times.
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Re: GREENLEY TUG BUILD THREAD 88"

Post by Wayne Thompson » 13 Nov 2018, 19:03

sorry forgot to add i made a chair out of my bosses old boat stool
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