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    Default Aussie series 5 barn find

    Hey all!

    I have recently been lucky enough to have brought a real nice series 5 that had a minor mishap. It suffered a ground loop at 750tt and i have started the repairs. Repairs will include 2 new ribs on LH wing, tailwheel attach area weld/tube repairs as this area was torn off, 2 new wing tips, new set of groves (was the old 2024) new LH flaparon and few other minor parts. I am Waiting on a order from Deb and John including Laker LE, Smoke system, new header tank, flaparon ect. New gear and tyres fitted, weld repairs on tail done and ready for fabric. Aircraft to be painted all rancho silver with black attachments. I am in the process of saving weight as it was a heavy one! I will be running a new WW Stol 75 in place of the busted CS Cap 140 prop. Follow along as i get this bird back in the air! James IMG_1703.jpgIMG_1648.jpgIMG_1646.jpgIMG_1645.jpgIMG_0323.jpgIMG_0339.jpgIMG_1495.jpgIMG_0202.jpgIMG_2435.jpgIMG_1211.jpgIMG_1212.jpgIMG_1124.jpgIMG_5931.jpgIMG_5933.jpgIMG_5962.jpgIMG_5942.jpg
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    Default Re: Aussie series 5 barn find

    Good luck... It certainly needs a different color!
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    Default Re: Aussie series 5 barn find

    Nice find and some impressive repairs James. Good to have your new bird go on a diet and shed some lbs. I agree with your propeller solution.

    Looking forward to the day it's fully mission capable!

    All the best!
    Somebody said that carrier pilots were the best in the world, and they must be or there wouldn't be any of them left alive. ó Ernie Pyle

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    Default Re: Aussie series 5 barn find

    Is anything from the CAP140 still useable?
    What are you doing with it?

    I could use it for spareparts if you don't need it anymore!!

    Greets,
    TUNA

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    Default Re: Aussie series 5 barn find

    hey mate, the control unit and hub is good. i have no use for it.

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    Default Re: Aussie series 5 barn find

    James, you have a PM ;-)

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    Received some more goodies in the mail today. Matco 9inch dual fork. very impressed with the quality and weight. I did look at getting the tundra lite but price and purchase difficulties internationally made me go matco. more parts arriving soon from the great team at Kitfox IMG_2702.jpgIMG_2701.jpg
    James Doyle
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    This past weekend i recovered all the tail repairs in preparation for respray. I will be doing a full respray over the old scheme. i have spoken to various fabric experts and stits themselves with the conclusion that a rub with 400 and re UV air frame followed by colour will be more then sufficient in regards to adhesion and quality. 3E126217-3BC9-46D5-A98A-E0DEE2C38081.jpg7D1EE151-658C-44ED-A117-3C868DA7F9A9.jpg83BD5A12-D452-42F3-973D-2CF44A2B79DF.JPG
    James Doyle
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    Series 5 barn find in repair
    912ULS-Kiev 3 blade-round cowl

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    Will be good to see another KF in the circuit in Aus somewhere when I finally get mine up and running. Looks like some nice repairs youíre doing.
    David
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    Thanks David! Iím only up at Albury. Plenty of good country up here to play in! You, myself and Ben should catch up when we all up and running!
    James Doyle
    Aussie aircraft engineer
    Series 5 barn find in repair
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