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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:14 am 
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I haven't seen any updates on the first flight. Has it occurred yet? If so, any photos or videos?


I believe they are waiting on new wheels to be done and installed before they fly her.


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Wheels are done...yummy!



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https://www.facebook.com/16979178306391 ... =3&theater

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Looks like jewelry! The material properties will be much better than those of a casting. Castings tend to have embedded porosity which weakens them and can harbor corrosion.

I think they made the right choice to do this. With all the time and money invested in this project anything that can be done to reduce risk, especially from a known problem is worthwhile.

If only I could be more patient!


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Way too pretty to put on a greasy old airplane. :hide:

Seriously, exactly what bdk said.

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Looks like jewelry! The material properties will be much better than those of a casting

It's also pretty sharp how they retained the effect of the cast lettering with the machine work. Seeing work like this, to mangle a Simple Jack quote, "Makes me rain out mah eye holes...."

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Does anybody out there in WIX land have any updates? By all posted accounts, the new wheels "should have been" delivered and installed. It was ready to go otherwise and the FAA has issued the airworthiness certificate, so....... pop2


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Had exactly the same question this AM.....

If the Oshkosh deadline is over....I would really take the time to make things right. And quadruple check stuff.

But yes....some updates would be nice :-)


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I was there a month ago. The cowlings were off, but everything else looked ready to go. I didn't press, but Weezie wasn't interested in advertising a probable first flight date.

She said that putting a date on it created too much pressure. And she's absolutely right.


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It will fly on Tuesday... :drink3:

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It will fly on Tuesday... :drink3:

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Someone on Facebook took that to mean THIS Tuesday, and the team had to get on there and clarify that is definitely NOT the plan!

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It has come to our attention that someone has put on Facebook that our XP-82 is going to fly this coming Tuesday. We are getting very close to the first flight, but IT WILL NOT BE THIS COMING TUESDAY. The 82 is currently up on jacks for the final ten gear retractions and checking the fit of the new wheels and tires, and making all the final door adjustments. The first flights will be A PRIVATE EVENT. After that we will advise the public to come watch while we fly off the 15 hours of FAA acceptance time. Thank you. Tom Reilly

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Oh Mercy!
This whole Facebook thing. :shock:
The "it will fly on Tuesday" thing is an age old joke with aircraft rebuilds.
It will fly on Tuesday, if you're not fussy about which Tuesday. :roll:

The 82 will fly when everything is ready!

The team who rebuilt this amazing aircraft owe us nothing!!
I'm just so thankful they did it. (against all odds too)

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THIS TUESDAY.... :lol:

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The team who rebuilt this amazing aircraft owe us nothing!!
I'm just so thankful they did it. (against all odds too)

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Hear hear! Big thank you to Walt for saving the airframe, and to Tom and his team for the amazing work that's gone into this over the years.

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