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Offline Nigel Stevens

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First Post Restoration flight
« on: Wednesday April 18, 2018, 18:05:54 UTC »
I am delighted to say that I made the first post restoration flight of my Chipmunk, C1-0942, yesterday afternoon at Les Mureaux airfield in France. LFXU.  The restoration had lasted 19 years and required around 5200 hours of work. The first flight of 40 minutes went without a hitch. This is probably the first time the machine has flown since around 1958.  Many people on the forum have helped over the years with information and parts and I would like to thank them for all their support.
I cannot work out how to post a photo otherwise I would do so!
Nigel

Offline Dick Gower

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Re: First Post Restoration flight
« Reply #1 on: Monday April 23, 2018, 07:23:43 UTC »
Really great to hear that Nigel - congratulations.
Dick Gower
Melbourne,
Australia.

Offline Bob

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Re: First Post Restoration flight
« Reply #2 on: Monday April 23, 2018, 22:48:00 UTC »
A great achievement, looking forward to seeing it! ( you can load a picture to an online photo hosting site such as https://www.flickr.com then click the insert image button- left side of bottom row of squares when you post a reply- this will show [img  /img] with ] at both ends,  paste the link from your image account between them, click preview and see if it works! smaller size pictures work best )

Bob

Offline speedbird1

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Re: First Post Restoration flight
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday April 24, 2018, 02:00:52 UTC »
Having seen Nigels pictures of it when if came from Egypt and then the first flight video he is understating his achievement!!  Well done.
Speedbird 1.

Offline Nigel Stevens

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Re: First Post Restoration flight
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday April 25, 2018, 15:24:15 UTC »





Offline speedbird1

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Re: First Post Restoration flight
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday April 25, 2018, 20:07:14 UTC »
Beautiful,  Good job Nigel.  Watch for suntanned gentlemen  speaking funny, as they may come and claim it back now that it is better than it ever was when in service.
Speedbird 1.

Offline dandyroll

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Re: First Post Restoration flight
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday May 02, 2018, 20:26:43 UTC »
Yeahh, well done Nigel, have you expect to come at Bulchipmeet 2018?
WP 851/ FAZUU

Offline Nigel Stevens

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Re: First Post Restoration flight
« Reply #7 on: Thursday May 03, 2018, 06:56:57 UTC »
I will noto be at BullChipmeet. I'm under historic airicraft flight test rules so I cannot fly more than 40 kms from my base airfield and I cannot land on another airfield.
regards Nigel

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Re: First Post Restoration flight
« Reply #8 on: Friday May 18, 2018, 08:49:32 UTC »
Bravo Nigel !

 

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