Wednesday, 23 August 2017

PSSA @ The Orme and a big repair!

We had a great weekend's flying at the Great Orme this past weekend (19th & 20th August), with the best wind (40mph+ all day) being on the Saturday.  I haven't had a chance to go through my pictures yet from the camera, so here are a couple from Phil Cooke.

One from me - very early on the Saturday :

Unfortunately the F104 suffered a big bump, as Phil lost control when he was flying it through a loop.  She seemed to enter quite a deep stall and rolled this way and that, before hitting the grassy part of the slope face (thankfully!) inverted.

Ouch!  Anyway, I don't hang around with repairs on aircraft I love this much, so I started off on Monday evening getting her back together again.

Nose realigned with cyano in the joins :

Nose section tubbed inside with glass :

First coats of glazing putty going on to smooth everything out :

Ah well, that pushes some builds back a bit, but it's a labour of love.

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