Oct 2010 Going Shopping
Update: No new airplane for me today 🙁
Back home with no new wings to brag about. I’m disappointed; I sure was hoping this would be IT! From a distance looked great but closer inspection showed some “issues”, mostly with the fabric. It was one of those problems that would bug us till we just fixed it which meant taking the wings off, bringing the fuselage home and peeling all the coatings off down to the fabric. Probably recovering the horizontal, rudder and elevators too. On the fuselage would have to remove all the finish & tapes and reapply the tapes and build all the coatings back up. Totally doable, just not looking for a project right now.
So did I mention we found her at a grass strip?!
Taxing out I was thinking “we got in here just fine but how’s she going to do getting back out?” The Happy Champ’s not known for blasting out of anywhere – especially with us.. and stuff… and fuel. Maybe should have skipped that lunch stop on the way up!
Guess the bottom line is, I’m still looking for a taildragger. Â There’s lots of them out there. Surely I’ll find the one that matches up with my pocketbook and has most of the things on my wish list.
Anne WrightPosted at 11:06h, 17 October
I can’t believe you’d get rid of the Happy Little Champ, even for another taildragger. She’s the one who inspired this group! What’s this world coming to??? (but if you get a Supercub, I’ll forgive you…)