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Rebuilding my "Hyper"-Chip

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Old 10-26-2011, 05:39 AM
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Ibought this airplane in the mid 90's. It was already built and setup for speed (retracts, OPS 60 super) and I LOVEDit. After dropping out of the hobby for 15 years, Irecently re-entered and have been resurrecting some of my old airplanes.

The "hyper" chip was the 3rd of my little fleet to get back in the air. It was flying great, but the engine was predictably in need of some lovin'...it died and Itried to make a turn back to the field (stupid!) at low altitude. Needless to say, there was a stall, spin, and crunch from about 30 feet in the air.

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The rebuild:



Fuse re-joined



Ihad help



Reinforcing the joint







Rebuild turtledeck, repaired and installed firewall







Repair wing (minor damage, luckily)



Re-cover, install new canopy and new cowl







Finished, and at the field on the first flight after repair



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Old 10-26-2011, 05:42 AM
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I forgot to mention, this is a Goldberg Chipmunk kit (you guys probably already figured that out).
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congratulations for your repair: looks nice. The better you have is your kid helping. Have some experience on that myself. Have a good flight.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:42 PM
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Thanks! Yep...my son loves this. What's funny is I fly for an airline so we are both pretty obssessed with airplanes. I guess I can't get enough. Evidentally, when I'm gone, he talks about airplanes all day long.
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