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Old 1 January 2012, 06:40 PM   #1101 (permalink)
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G'day Nick.

I'm sitting in NZ reading an article in the 'New Zealand Aviation News' (Dec/Jan edition). There is a two page spread on the latest Snipe to come out of TVAL.

A few nice photos.

No doubt you would probably be aware of this, but if you would like me to send you the magazine, just pm me with postal details and I'll post it to you.

Happy new year.

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Old 1 January 2012, 09:16 PM   #1102 (permalink)
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Hi Chris,
Many thanks, that would be great. I'll drop you a PM.
Have been following TVAL's Snipe with great interest. They've done a simply stunning job.

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Old 21 February 2012, 06:36 PM   #1103 (permalink)
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A big week for the Snipe. Articles in both 'Classic Wings' (vol 18 No 5 Issue 18) and 'Flightpath' (vol 23 number 3)

Lovely!!
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Old 22 February 2012, 01:48 AM   #1104 (permalink)
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Great !
Any more info, as I dont see Classic Wings in the shops very often over here.
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Old 22 February 2012, 11:57 PM   #1105 (permalink)
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The Classic Wings article is quite good. It covers the standard stuff, history etc. There is also a 'survivors and reproductions' section which has pics and info on those aircraft.
Nick's aircraft is there, looking good.

P.s Nick, are you coming to the RAAF museum air pageant this Sunday 26th? I'll be there.

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Old 23 February 2012, 03:46 PM   #1106 (permalink)
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Hi Chris,
Unfortunately I canít make it on Sunday as was hoping to get over and check out the BE2 and the Boxkite.
Will you be coming over to Tyabb next Sunday 4th for the Airshow here?


Still plodding away with the port lower wing .



Also did a trial fit of the exhaust system which is a tight fit. Now waiting for it to be welded up.

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Old 23 February 2012, 09:06 PM   #1107 (permalink)
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Hi Nick,

Unfortunately won't get to Tyabb on the 4th.
Looked at Andrew's Be2a today. Lovely!
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Old 24 February 2012, 01:56 AM   #1108 (permalink)
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Hi Chris,
Also did a trial fit of the exhaust system which is a tight fit. Now waiting for it to be welded up.

Cheers, Nick
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If there is a concern about exhaust heat damage to surrounding structure, something that works amazingly well on auto racing applications is to porcelein coat the the exhaust system. The reduction in external temperature is amazing, it is readily available, and is lightweight. Another more classic technique is to asbestos wrap the exhaust. You probably have heard of these and may not need them anyway, but there they are if needed.
You will have a better idea on the first run up prior to cover on a cowled engine.
Wonderful and inspiring plane!
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Old 24 February 2012, 11:39 AM   #1109 (permalink)
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If there is a concern about exhaust heat damage to surrounding structure, something that works amazingly well on auto racing applications is to porcelein coat the the exhaust system. The reduction in external temperature is amazing, it is readily available, and is lightweight.
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Many thanks Russ,
Iíll check that out as itís sure going to get hot in there.

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Old 24 February 2012, 02:42 PM   #1110 (permalink)
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Iíll check that out as itís sure going to get hot in there.

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I have seen this ceramic coating done on an aerobatic IO-540 engine exhaust system. You could quite comfortably hold your hand on the exhaust with the engine at idle; amazing! Not cheap though...
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