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  • Stan Smith
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • May 2011
    • 472

    #21
    pz474 is planned to be flying all day today as Steve Hinton is due to return to the US tomorrow.l

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    • ErrolC
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Dec 2011
      • 765

      #22
      And all done in NZ. Thanks especially for the pass down the runway on the first flight.

      http://mrcaviation.blogspot.com/2019/01/its-wrap.html
      https://www.facebook.com/Avspecs/pho...type=3&theater

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      • ErrolC
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Dec 2011
        • 765

        #23
        A few minutes on TVNZ, including inflight GoPro https://www.facebook.com/sevensharp/...6204540955586/

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        • DH82EH
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2013
          • 535

          #24
          Thanks for the link to that story. I certainly agree with that chap at the end. They deserve five or six beers after completing that job to that standard! Well done all.

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          • Trolly Aux
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • May 2006
            • 3855

            #25
            ten million dollars, AU or US? just shows what a mossie costs
            SMOKE SMOKE GO!
            TA out

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            • K5054NZ
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • May 2008
              • 1138

              #26
              I'm not sure why it would be AUD!

              Originally posted by DH82EH
              I certainly agree with that chap at the end. They deserve five or six beers after completing that job to that standard
              That particular chap happens to be of the restorers who's been at it for a while and knows his stuff, it was great to see him on camera again!....and, by pure coincidence, his father made the first post on this page!

              For those without Facebook, AvSpecs has uploaded the story to YouTube:
              https://youtu.be/5GHje78cXvQ
              Last edited by K5054NZ; 26th January 2019, 06:00.
              "those who know keep quiet, and those who don't are frowned upon for asking." - snafu

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              • ErrolC
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Dec 2011
                • 765

                #27
                Nice FB video from Lewis Air Legends
                https://www.facebook.com/LewisAirLeg...5498833525455/

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                • 1batfastard
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Jan 2013
                  • 3449

                  #28
                  Hi All,
                  Update on PZ474 30/03, http://www.facebook.com/Avspecs in relation to across the pond flyers like the Genesis album title says And There Were Three ...

                  We are very happy to report that PZ474 has arrived safe and sound in San Antonio. Our team has already unpacked it all and we are delighted to report "no damage".

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                  Some assembly required...

                  Geoff.

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                  • ZRX61
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • May 2005
                    • 4806

                    #29
                    I was under the impression there were 4? The 3 Avspecs Mossies & the one resto'd in Canada? (I don't count Kermits hangar queen...)
                    If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: It's all balls. RJM.

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                    • JohnTerrell
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Apr 2010
                      • 419

                      #30
                      You're right, the three built by Avspecs and the Bob Jens Mosquito C-FHMJ (VR796) in Canada - but it hasn't flown since 2015 (and has been rumored to be for sale). Steve Hinton has time on three of the four.

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                      • 1batfastard
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Jan 2013
                        • 3449

                        #31
                        Hi All,
                        O.K. then four if you count the Bob Jens Mosquito C-FHMJ (VR796) but like stated has not flown since 2015 which it makes it a potential to fly IMPO. Apologies I should of added currently flying, which is such a shame after all that effort to make VR796 airworthy again.....

                        Just found this photo plus 11 extra photos of delivery and the start of reassembly of PZ474 courtesy of http://www.facebook.com/KiwiMosquitos/......

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                        This one below courtesy of :- http://www.facebook.com/Avspecs

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                        Geoff.
                        Last edited by 1batfastard; 4th April 2019, 16:51.

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                        • Brenden S
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Dec 2016
                          • 206

                          #32
                          It is great that they can built, dismantle, ship and rebuilt a Mossie in next to no time.

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                          • K5054NZ
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • May 2008
                            • 1138

                            #33
                            I figured the reference to three regarded flyable aircraft in the USA.
                            "those who know keep quiet, and those who don't are frowned upon for asking." - snafu

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                            • 1batfastard
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Jan 2013
                              • 3449

                              #34
                              Hi All,
                              Another video of PZ474 courtesy of:- http://www.facebook.com/Avspecs Via http://www.facebook.com/LewisAirLegends/............

                              19/06

                              Geoff.

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                              • DazDaMan
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Aug 2003
                                • 18719

                                #35
                                That is a thing of beauty.

                                Am I the only one, though, who prefers it without the rockets fitted?
                                Daren Cogdon

                                Spitfire fanatic

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                                • Mustang51
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Sep 2008
                                  • 279

                                  #36
                                  Probably...............

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                                  • grahamh
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Jan 2012
                                    • 43

                                    #37
                                    Oshkosh last week. Not the best shots but indicative of the amount of interest it was attracting! Unfortunately we weren't there when it flew.

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                                    • Seafuryfan
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Jan 2000
                                      • 2497

                                      #38
                                      Lewis Air Legends on FB have just published air to air footage at Oshkosh....rockets attached.

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                                      • 1batfastard
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Jan 2013
                                        • 3449

                                        #39
                                        Hi All,
                                        Seafuryfan - I have just been on they're page and thought odd nobody had published the following considering how good this particular aircraft looks.

                                        Video courtesy of Lewis Air Legends http://www.lewisairlegends.com/ / Pictures and notes courtesy of:- http://www.facebook.com/Avspecs

                                        Congratulations to all involved with this excellent aircraft.......

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                                        Our big week at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh culminated in the Warbirds of America awards dinner on Saturday night. Congratulations to all the talented members of our great team. Grand Champions! Also, a huge thanks to Rod Lewis and the Lewis Air Legends team for making this possible........

                                        ENJOY!!!




                                        Geoff.

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                                        • DH82EH
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Jan 2013
                                          • 535

                                          #40
                                          Well deserved! Congrats to the team.
                                          I had a chance to look it over at Oshkosh.It's as magnificent as you'd imagine.
                                          It wasn't the only DH to win an award. The DHC-1 Chipmunk I'm partnered in won "Best primary trainer" I was chuffed!

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