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rogallo

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Frisch Wilga restoration
« on: October 15, 2022, 16:36:50 PM »
About 2 years ago I was asked to find homes for a bunch of large powered planes and I thought to my self, how hard could that be?

Anyway the Wilga was to go to Fred but alas when he saw the size of it, he retreated.

So about 2 weeks ago I though I would cut the tailplane off and put it in my attic, with the many wonders that are already stored there. then I decided to take the UC off and now I have decided to refurbish it and hopefully fly next year as a tug.

Here are some pictures of the work so far.....
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Re: Frisch Wilga restoration
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2022, 20:39:04 PM »
Great to see Ralph. One of my favourite planes. Would love to have bought a Black Horse 20cc Wilga but not available now. Can't wait to see it fly......

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Re: Frisch Wilga restoration
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2022, 10:11:22 AM »
Looks like you have your work cut out for you.
Looking forward to seeing it fly. Maybe you can tow my Vega, if I ever finish it 😅

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Re: Frisch Wilga restoration
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2022, 15:42:55 PM »
Thanks Alan,

hoping for Early spring, or as soon as I can spray the fuselage.

Big model but easy to work on with power tools!!

Vega I thought you had that done, or was that the Slingsby???

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Re: Frisch Wilga restoration
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2022, 19:20:35 PM »
More sanding this evening
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Re: Frisch Wilga restoration
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2022, 10:02:51 AM »
A bit more work this week.  Finished the sanding on the fuse and cowl. What a pain. Thank goodness for the motor tools here. A few small glass repairs today and then to start on the wood work inside the fuse.
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Re: Frisch Wilga restoration
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2022, 10:05:47 AM »
The cowl.
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Re: Frisch Wilga restoration
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2022, 10:24:55 AM »
10/8/01 was the original build date, 21 years later still plodding along.
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Re: Frisch Wilga restoration
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2022, 11:06:43 AM »
Great project Ralph. Very nice job on cleaning up the fuselage.

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Re: Frisch Wilga restoration
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2022, 16:30:46 PM »
Repairing holes and making some fresh ply bits.
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Re: Frisch Wilga restoration
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2022, 14:22:01 PM »
Release fitted.
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Re: Frisch Wilga restoration
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2022, 17:25:21 PM »
you going to add any gussets to that?

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Re: Frisch Wilga restoration
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2022, 08:39:52 AM »
Already done
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