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Picking up the torch on an MA-5 project

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Jun 19, 2023
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New Hampshire, USA
Well, here goes...

By way of introduction, I'm a Pietenpol-owning, forum-lurking, long-time Biplane-lust-having, bushpilot-turned-jet-driver who is going to take a stab at building my first bipe.

To make a long story short, after one of those "the aviation community makes a small world smaller," connections, I've taken ownership of Merolpn's MA-5 project, and after a long drive back north from Florida, am starting the process of setting up a workshop in my basement and a friend's garage until such time as my Piet sells and the bulk of the project can take over it's hangar spot. Yep, I kinda did a "ready, fire, aim" when it came to grabbing the project before I'd really had a chance to clear the decks for it, but I'll catch up.

I’m looking forward to learning from all of you as I dive into this thing!

A few early photos, because what’s a forum post without pictures:

I’m still inventorying parts and collecting tools, but hope to start making some forward progress in the coming weeks. I figure a little each day, and it’ll get done eventually!

In the meantime, if anyone wants, or knows someone who wants, a very pretty Grega/Pietenpol, let me know! 😁

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