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Jan 14, 2016, 11:22 AM
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Snoopy lives again! -- more pics on extended pages


This blog entry is a work in progress. I think and type slowly nowadays.

Anyway, Snoopy is a 25 year old Ultrasport 1000 that my NJ buddy bought used at a PA flea market in the mid 90's. It originally had a MVVS 1.50 with a pipe and tricycle gear. We were flying off a rough-cut ball field and the MVVS kept quitting (probably wasn't broken in), so early successes were few and far between.

He gave me the plane on my trip to NJ in 2004. I flew it with that engine, a Saito 150, Supertigre S2500 and 3000, all in trike gear setup. Eventually, the firewall gave up from some not-too-perfect landings and Snoopy imitated the droop-snoot Concorde.

In 2008 there was a major rebuild and re-cover. In went a Supertigre 2300 and 2-wheel gear, saving several pounds. What a difference!

Late in 2014, the servo mounting rails came loose and another rebuild/recover was called for. The red tail version is the latest and ol' Snoop flew two days ago, smiling all the time.

The pictures are pretty much in chronological order. You will notice that I still put silly decals on my planes - oh, well.

Jim
Last edited by SRQFlyer; Jan 14, 2016 at 11:38 AM. Reason: Revise title
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