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    Praising the Moon

    Steve Moon of Aviation Panels came down and sorted my engine baffles and dish cowl yesterday.

    Jeez, he's good.

    Melv

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    Glad to hear your over the moon.
    Did your dish cowl run off with the spoon?
    Or was the cowl with the pussycat?

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    Janie,

    Take fewer drugs.

    Actually it didn't take honey but plenty of money!

    Melv

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    It's not pea green, by any chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janie
    It's not pea green, by any chance?

    Only if you are VERY colourblind!

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    Wow! That is so blue, it will really show up against the English grey sky!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janie
    Wow! That is so blue, it will really show up against the English grey sky!!
    Amazing what happens with Photoshop when you invert a red image and expect it to turn out pea green!

    If it wasn't for this cold I have I would be down there now.

    Melv

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    So do we get to see the wonderful work that Mr Moon did in sorting your engine baffles. Did he sort them alphabetically or chronologically?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janie
    So do we get to see the wonderful work that Mr Moon did in sorting your engine baffles. Did he sort them alphabetically or chronologically?
    He did them by colour, they are varying shades of aloomynoomium. I was planning to take the digi-cam down there yesterday but H.I. took it to work to show off pictures of Sid the Cat. I will take it tomorrow.

    I did start work on the main cowl last night before the cold really got me and I came home.

    Meanwhile, my PFA inspector seems to have disappeared and I need him to inspect the back of the panel before I nail it together. Then I can stick on the coaming, then we can make the boot cowl and It'll be complete up to the engine.

    Still on target to move in a couple of weeks. Still on target for flight this year.

    Just

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    Can we see Sid the cat too please?

    I do hope Sid is short for Siddley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janie
    Can we see Sid the cat too please?

    I do hope Sid is short for Siddley.
    Sometimes, also Sid Snot, Sid Vicious and Sid the Sexist!

    Go to http://www.melvynhiscock.com/Guinness_the_Cat.html to see Sid's predecessor.

    Melv

    Sid pics?

    Oh all right . . .
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    I just checked the website. Guinness was, and Sid is, unfeasibly cute. That level of cuteness cannot possibly be legal. It's overwhelmingly cute.

    It might explain some of the threads on this forum, seeing as Sid is obviouly a passionate contributor. It looks like he's responding to Lancman!
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    Guinness was one seriously cool dude. He had fans all over the world. Sid on the other hand is really clumsy (might be the age, he is just about nine months) and last night he walked into a chair. He falls off laps and the other day I saw him stalking something in the garden. It was a worm. The worm got away.

    He is unfeasibly cute though.

    Just like his owner.

    Melv

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janie
    I just checked the website. Guinness was, and Sid is, unfeasibly cute. That level of cuteness cannot possibly be legal. It's overwhelmingly cute.
    Cats aren't cute!!
    I like being grey - it means I can worry without it showing!

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    Any photos of the front end Melv , she is looking good - when will she migrate from the Cow Barn to an airfield ???.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ageorge
    Any photos of the front end Melv , she is looking good - when will she migrate from the Cow Barn to an airfield ???.
    That was the front end, the one with the nose and ears . . . .Wait! You don't mean the cat?

    As for the front end, I shall post some pics when I have taken them but there are some earlier ones on the Importing Aircraft thread, page 2.

    It should migrate soon.

    The shed is a bit sad really. It is not a cow shed but the old farm worshops. The bays were put in to stop people talking to each other when they worked. Not saying the old farmer was a slavedriver or anything! I knew someone who worked in that shed for over twenty years, freezing in winter and boiling in summer (it used to have a forge in it).

    I have to sort out some more panel work and get the struts to fit (easy job), and a couple of other minor jobs. Should get the cowling ring sorted next week and then main cowling and boot cowl. These can be fitted after the engine runs.

    I need to find a trailer with space for an 86in wheel track!

    Melvyn

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    Cats? CATS??? Feckin' 'orrible things....

    Steve Moon's metalwork? Saw some of the stuff he turned out for Skysport a few years ago, Blimmin MARVELLOUS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ageorge
    Any photos of the front end Melv , she is looking good - when will she migrate from the Cow Barn to an airfield ???.
    Front end as requested:

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    I like the candyfloss machine at the front!
    "Aviation is a useless and expensive fad advocated by a few individuals whose ideas are unworthy of attention."
    Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Sir W. G. Nicholson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Lima
    I like the candyfloss machine at the front!
    A bit chewy. Probably tastes better though. The shaft was well greased and then I kept walking into it. Clingfilm was the only thing that stopped me looking like a 1950s RAF fitter! (Mind you Brylcreme is better than Aeroshell grease!)


    MH

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveYoung
    Cats? CATS??? Feckin' 'orrible things....
    And how much does Harvey care for your opinions Mr Young?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel H
    It is not a cow shed but the old farm worshops
    It may not be a cow shed, but it is a COWL shed!
    Ouch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janie
    It may not be a cow shed, but it is a COWL shed!
    Ouch!
    Euthenasia on grounds of pun-useage is legal in some countries!

    Melv

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    Looking good melv. Got me ticket. When do the wings go on - before or after going through the door?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDK
    Looking good melv. Got me ticket. When do the wings go on - before or after going through the door?
    That depends on how hard we push it!

    Actually, plan A is: Get the cowshedlings (thanks Janie, look what you made me moo, er I mean do) underway. The boot cowl should be doable next week and the main cowl can get started. I don't need to have the main cowl on for engine runs so if we get te first fit done then trimming and final fit can be after it has moved.

    Inspector due today to ook a the panel (among other things) so that I can finish off in the cockpit. The coaming can go on and then the screen.

    The area where the struts meet the fuselage needs adjusting and there is some work to do on the pilots door but that should not take long. The only big jobbie at the moment is the new rear cowling ring I have to make.

    Most of the other jobs have been done and as soon as anything messy is finished I hope to mooooove it. Then the wings can go on, fuel system get connected, tail on and roof and interior fitted and it'll be not far off engine running.

    I am still getting held up by little things that are unnecessary (someone said to me yesterday "I can't understand why you set yourself deadlines. it'll get done in time" He doesn't realise I don't have time as the longer it takes the more it costs me and I am going broke!)

    So, hopefully move in a week or two, depending on if I don't get another cold like I have had, and then progress should be pretty rapid AND it should be a lot nearer home than it is at the moment.

    Melv

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melvyn Hiscock
    Only if you are VERY colourblind!

    Melv
    Who is the Christopher Biggins lookalike next to Kylie ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ageorge
    Who is the Christopher Biggins lookalike next to Kylie ???
    That Japanese racing snake lookalike is, according to my mum, one of the finest aviation writers currently living in northern Basingstoke. He is seen standing on a ladder as he has always thought his legs were too short.

    To badly paraphrase my fave character in the Battle of Britain movie

    "Christopher Biggins? My a*rse!"

    The funny bit is the girlie is my neighbours daughter Claire. She would be mortified to know she was even shown on a forum let alone being mistooken for Kylie!

    Melv

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    Post some more photos Melv !!! , she is looking very good now and is a credit to you . Will someone from Vintec come along for your engine runs ?? - or are you releasing few photos as you are keeping them for a book ?? , what about a photo of the Panel and looking down inside the fuselage towards the tail , I'm really just a nosey ba5tard - how long now ?? the eternal 3 months .

    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by ageorge
    Post some more photos Melv !!! , she is looking very good now and is a credit to you . Will someone from Vintec come along for your engine runs ?? - or are you releasing few photos as you are keeping them for a book ?? , what about a photo of the Panel and looking down inside the fuselage towards the tail , I'm really just a nosey ba5tard - how long now ?? the eternal 3 months .

    Al
    I may post some more as time goes on but I am not going to post everything as a) I have a dial up connection and b) I want to retain some back for whatever article gets published wherever.

    Paul from Vintec will be down for engine runs. I may take a panel pic tomorrow when the coaming finally goes on. The panel was signed off and completed yesterday. The engine is almost completely connected and a new rear cowling ring has to be made. Then Steve will come down and measure up the main cowl. The boot cowl will be ready for fitting just as soon as I have fitted the fuselage panels, so later this weekend.

    I am still planning to get it moved soon but it will not be until any potentially messy work has been done. I also need to fond a way of moving it as the wheeltrack is quite wide.

    Have to pay for the prop this week!

    Melv

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    "Christopher Biggins? My a*rse!"

    You don't wanna shout suggestions like that with Christopher Biggins around !!!!!

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