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Teal # 037 flies again!

What a great way to end 2016!  Jim Watson completed the rebuild and restoration of # #037 this December.  On December 29, Jim made the first flight from his home airfield in Brechin, Ontario. 

Jim writes (2016-11-29); 
- All paperwork done, C of A and C of R issued, and #37 flies beautifully! It was a nice day today, so I took her flying for about 40 minutes. I circled home for the first twenty minutes, just in case, and everything was just fine. It was late in the day, so I just went up to Doug's so he could take some photos for me to record the event.

I did not set up a cruise, so did not get any accurate performance data, but her climb was excellent, and certainly felt nice in cruise. She is lighter on the controls than #34, and obviously eager to fly. I have to adjust the elevator trim a little, as in flaps up cruise trimmed was full nose down trim, but I don't anticipate any problems in correcting that. Otherwise everything else worked perfectly.

Congratualtions, Jim!  Job well done!

2016-12-31

   
C-FYSJ
C-FYSJ (#19) and C-FUGG (#034)

C-GDQC Photo: Ted Dirstein
#22

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LN-SAU (#23)

N334AZ
#033

G-OWET
#037

 

 
Teal News Summer 2016

The Teal community is not "dead"!  Here is an update, thanks to some of my Teal correspondents; Stu Hanley, Vince Palone, Brian Pinsent, Nat Sims and Jim Watson:

#3: (N2003T) is stored at Jim Watson's, Brechin, Ontario, Canada. Will not be restored.

#6: (C-GOAE) is reported to be sitting abandoned in a field east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - and has been for years.

#11: (N501ME) is flying. Owner Nat Sims, Milton, Massachusetts, USA.

#13: (N462AM) has been sold (together with #22) to local businessman Doug Galbraith at a closed bid auction by Greene County, Pennsylvania, after being stored at Greene County Airport (KWAY) for many years. It is unlikely to fly again. It's a long way from airworthy, and its engine and prop have been sold on.

#16: (TU-TWA) is on display in museum Musee Historique de l'hydraviation; Biscarrosse , France.

#17: (C-FCBS) is under restoration near Winnipeg, Manitoba. Perhaps it will fly this year, but 2017 without doubt.

#19: (C-FYSJ) sadly had an accident on St. John River, New Brunswick, Canada, this August.  On take off from St. John River, near Woodman's Point, the amphibian started to porpoise and flipped over.  Both occupants fortunately escaped without injuries.  The accident is under investigation. Hopefully, #19 will be repaired and put into service again.

#21: (SE-XNA) is flying as "Experimental" in Northern Sweden.

#22: (N461AM) has been sold (together with #13) to local businessman Doug Galbraith at a closed bid auction by Greene County, Pennsylvania, after being stored at Greene County Airport (KWAY) for many years. It is unlikely to fly again. Galbraith has other uses in mind.

#23: (LN-SAU) is stored in France for future restoration.

#25: (N7075K) is believed to be under restoration in North Dakota,  USA.

#033: (N334AZ) is for sale in bits and pieces by owner Kerry Gorman, Arizona, USA.  This is a low-time Teal, with only 160 hrs total time!  A very good project for anyone interested in building his own Teal!

#034: (C-FUGG) is flown regularly by Jim Watson, Brechin, Ontario, Canada.  More than 400 hours of flying has been logged since its first flight as a restored plane. Jim has installed a MTV-12 prop, originally intended for installation on #13, for evaluation. According to Jim, it produces quite different flying characteristics than the Hartzell prop.

#035: (N1322W) is under restoration and repaint by long-time owner Stuart Hanley, Hollywood, Florida.  Stu also has a FN-333 Riviera project going...!

#036: (N1325W) Stored at Jim Watson's, Brechin, Ontario, Canada. Future restoration project? Wings missing. They have been installed on #037.

#037: (G-OWET) is all repaired, and the fuselage painted, by Jim Watson, Brechin, Ontario.  Wings (from #036) are in for inspection, and Jim expects to have them out for paint in September. He hopes to fly #037 in the fall. The Teal probably will be sold to a fellow from Ontario.

#038: (N1365W) is under restoration not far from Toronto, Ontario.  Still a way to go before completion and flying.

Any updates and new photos are most welcome!

2016-09-06

   

Photo: Mikael Aksdal

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