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leewwalton
 Post subject: N118BC v 2.0
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:02 am 
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I've spent the past 6+ mo's repairing/reworking Bill Cordoza's N118BC ... I had originally planned to return it to it's formal multi color rainbow paint scheme ... after speaking to a few potential buyers the conscientious was that was not popular at all. I tried to replicate the original in shades of blue. We plan to take her up to Oshkosh but this airplane is going up for adoption ... I just wanted to make sure it was returned to the fleet in style ... poor thing was in need of some TLC.

Here's the end result ...


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James Grahn
 Post subject: Re: N118BC v 2.0
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:18 pm 
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You do great work Lee. I’m sure somebody is going to be very happy with that bird. I’ve already mentioned it to one person looking for another Thorp.
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Fraser MacPhee
 Post subject: Re: N118BC v 2.0
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:41 am 
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Looks great - you have my curiosity though - what's with the right side of the canopy?...or is that some weird alcohol induced illusion on my part?

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leewwalton
 Post subject: Re: N118BC v 2.0
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:35 am 
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Frase,
That's just a shadow .. the side trim lips over the track .. but the Houston sun and the angle seem to exaggerate it .. the LH and RH sides are the same.
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Ryan Allen
 Post subject: Re: N118BC v 2.0
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:56 pm 
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as the kids say, you got some skills. Those blue shades together are awesome.


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leewwalton
 Post subject: Re: N118BC v 2.0
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:34 pm 
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Thanks Guys!

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leewwalton
 Post subject: Re: N118BC v 2.0
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:54 pm 
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Ready to go!


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fytrplt
 Post subject: Re: N118BC v 2.0
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:27 pm 
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Very nice!

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James Grahn
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Yeah baby. Looking great! I bet it flies great too.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:43 am 
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Lee, is that an AOA probe under the left wingtip? Can you post a picture of the panel?

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Looks like a standard Piper balony slicer pitot and static probe to me.

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leewwalton
 Post subject: Re: N118BC v 2.0
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Bob is correct!

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Doug S
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Nice work as always


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leewwalton
 Post subject: Re: N118BC v 2.0
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:40 pm 
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Farewell my short term son... enjoy Oregon.
Damn nice airplane is off to the West ...a new Thorp owner will join the mix soon.


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James Grahn
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