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Markku
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Posted Tuesday, August 4, 2015 @ 03:39 AM  

I had problems to load pictures, so Steve helped me. These pictures are taken on mid June, first "Roll Out" from the hangar

[Edit by Markku on Thursday, August 6, 2015 @ 01:35 AM]

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Posted Wednesday, August 5, 2015 @ 04:44 PM  

Markku, she is SO beautiful!

You have done a wonderful job of repair, restoration and re-build.

I hope you now have very any happy hours of flying in her.

Relax, and enjoy those magnificent Fournier skies.

Yours, Bob

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Posted Wednesday, August 5, 2015 @ 09:49 PM  

Markku,
that is absolutely fantastic!!! I'm so impressed with your work and your determination, congratulations to saving another example of the most magnificent aircraft ever built to posterity!!!

Can you tell us how you corrected the roll to the right?

May the 4's be with you/ Jörgen

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Posted Thursday, August 6, 2015 @ 01:58 AM  

Thank's Bob and Jörgen.
So far everything is OK, first flight was on 8th oh July. I was bit excited before the first flight, because in previous fast ground runs I had some problems with the engine, it dropped rpm in the in a bumpy part of the runway, but the reason was only very small amount of fuel, because of the lousy weather in Scandinavia it wasn't possible to test everyday, but in the morning that day I was able to test again, and it worked well.
There seems to be some more power in 1400cc engine than in our club plane, mine climbs better, and it's also little bit faster, so far I have flown only some 4 hours, some adjusting and fixing need to done continuously.
I don't need a trim tab in aileron, she goes straight and steady!
Yours, Markku
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Posted Thursday, August 6, 2015 @ 04:51 AM  

Hi Markku.

I think you will discover that your extra performance is not so much because of your engine, but from that Hercules propeller.
They make a very noticeable difference in performance, and I think you will also notice slightly reduced fuel consumption.

Enjoy your super Fournier.

Yours, Bob

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Posted Thursday, August 6, 2015 @ 11:24 AM  

Hi Bob
I agree, propeller works fine with the engine, I have not yet made any exact calculations about the performance or the fuel consumption, but so far it looks promising
Markku
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Posted Thursday, August 6, 2015 @ 12:50 PM  

Hi Markku,

Nice work, I love the color!

If you get the opportunity, could you post a few more pictures of the cockpit and engine?

Don

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Posted Thursday, August 6, 2015 @ 08:29 PM  

Hi Markku,

Looks great. I need to start on mine. The decals also look nice.

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Posted Saturday, August 8, 2015 @ 02:15 AM  

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Originally posted by D. Porter

Hi Markku,

Nice work, I love the color!

If you get the opportunity, could you post a few more
Don


Hi Don
At the moment I dont have good pictures of the cocpit and Engine, but I will take some next week, and hope that Steve can help uploading them
Markku
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Posted Sunday, August 9, 2015 @ 02:05 AM  

Looks lovely Markku. Congratulations.
And yet another variation on outrigger legs. I've seen quite a few variations on the theme but none like those. Are they original?
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Posted Monday, August 10, 2015 @ 03:29 AM  

Hi Donald
They are not original, but this is close to type which we have used in our club planes. When I made the drawings for the outriggers, the guy who made them, didn't follow exactly the drawings, actually those should have been little bit longer and more curved to have better flexibility, anyway I managed to modify them to fit in to original fixing points
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Posted Thursday, August 13, 2015 @ 06:27 PM  

Beautiful job Markku. A real pride and joy. I like the clean and tidy panel. There is a radio - correct? Any chance to see the rest of the panel?

Congratulations,
Dann

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Posted Saturday, August 15, 2015 @ 10:16 AM  

Thanks Dann
I will try to send some more pictures in the end of next week
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Posted Friday, February 9, 2018 @ 06:05 AM  

Test to load pictures, seems to work nicely


[Edit by Markku on Friday, February 9, 2018 @ 06:10 AM]

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