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James Grahn
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 3:55 am 
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Haha. Frase, you kill me!
Great job Terry. You do awesome work. Another one leaves the nest!! That’s a very cool thing.
We are hoping to have two more flyable in Vegas in the very near future.
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Hagle347
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 6:32 pm 
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Still working through final assembly items. Airplane did get some ‘outside’ time today .
Also did another engine run..Cubes- stick back !

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ljkrume
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 10:49 am 
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Hagle347
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:17 am 
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Just about have all the airplane together.

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Will be putting a coat of high fill primer on the cowl today . Canopy frame gets primed and painted. Then next week I’ll put it all together and prep it for first flight


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Hagle347
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:01 pm 
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Got the final parts in primer yesterday. That’s top, bottom and side cheeks.
At the end of the week final assembly will be finished.
The canopy will go on the frame for the final time. Canopy latch will be completed and that should bring me to the end of the list of open unfinished items.

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Rich Brazell
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" I love the smell of primer in the morning ! " :P

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Hagle347
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:31 pm 
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Big assembly day . Canopy back on. Gear leg fairings installed. Wheel pants on. Cowl will go on tomorrow. The long range weather forecast for next week is looking encouraging for first flight.
I think we’ll plan for Friday or Saturday. That’s also the timeline for a bunch of a Thorps being just down the road at the Jack Edwards airport.
I’ll keep updating on the plan for the first flight

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Ryan Allen
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Terry, that's a snazzy oil cooler setup. I would think that would really draw some air through the cooler.


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Hagle347
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:48 pm 
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218TH flew for the first time today. More awesome were the 6 Thorps that flew in from the KJKA gathering. Thanks for the support and combined knowledge that allowed 218TH to fly today. The tweaking begins. There are modifications to be made and changes to my original specs. The throttle quadrant mount on the left side will probably change to another type set up. More than likely- vernier controls mount on the center of the panel.
Many thanks to the guys that flew over to jump in and assist as well as present solutions to a few of the issues we had this am.
I heard it said that RV guys would have left long before - maybe the lunch bought some extra time.
Much appreciated and this group is why Thorps are bring built and flown. It’s all about the community.
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James Grahn
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Outstanding! Very well done Terry. I love hearing of a new bird in the air safely!
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Ryan Allen
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That's awesome Terry. That has to be a great feeling!


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leewwalton
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I was an honor to be there Terry! Get to work on those tweaks and fly that time off!

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Fraser MacPhee
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So awesome Terry - many congrats. As always, I am honored by the company I keep on this forum!

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Hagle347
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Tightening the chains - remove one link per Bob Highly

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A push to get it out of the hangar

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Airborne!

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Rich Brazell
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All the hard work shows ! Good feeling when the wheels leave the ground ! ;)

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