Osprey 2 GP 3

Bill inherited this partly-constructed project. The original builder Philip Potter in Mt Gambier SA built the parts as if he was creating a kit. Then he put together the fuselage and  tail, the wing spars and ribs, the ailerons, elevator and horizontal stabiliser. All the metal parts were welded, painted and labelled. The workmanship was first class. He used resorcinol glue which requires a very close fit between parts being glued. The DCA which closely supervised Amateur Built Aircraft construction said his workmanship was excellent and it was.

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Elevator fin engine mount
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Bottom after foaming 02143.jpg
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Cabin as received
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Fuselage finish 01.jpg
Main Spar stabiliser and elevators.jpg
Main spars tail feathers
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The Osprey was started in 1977 the parts built as a kit and partly assembled. Lots of time and effort went into finishing the project.
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Osprey VH-WID looking ready
First flight occurred 14th November 2018 second on 13th December 2019 and the final fatal flight 26th April 2020.