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Old 05-05-2021, 07:48 AM
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Good job Wilson.....
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Old 05-05-2021, 07:54 AM
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Thank you, neighbor!
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Old 05-05-2021, 08:27 AM
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Sam, yep, nice repair... keep that buck around and you will not have another wing birdstrike

Donít wanna spoil the party, and not sure 100%, but is there still a crack on the left side of the flattened dent? The LE being an integral part of the wing structure, I wonder
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Old 05-05-2021, 08:42 AM
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5 days later and ready to fly. Great job!
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Old 05-05-2021, 09:32 AM
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Sam, yep, nice repair... keep that buck around and you will not have another wing birdstrike

Donít wanna spoil the party, and not sure 100%, but is there still a crack on the left side of the flattened dent? The LE being an integral part of the wing structure, I wonder
No cracks in the skin, only in the very thin paint.
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Old 05-05-2021, 09:40 AM
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thanks Sam, difficult to tell with ageing eyes...
Good work and happy for you that she's all fit again
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Old 05-05-2021, 09:07 PM
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Bill, I am definitely not a tinsmith!
Ha ha ha . . . maybe not, but you are sooo close!! Excellent job, Sam. Knowing when to quit is the final judge of a skill set.

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Excellent job Sam! I noticed you gave her a good test flight this afternoon. Congratulations on a job well done.
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Thought I had a close encounter with a buzzard today on take off at CLM2. Was about to turn crosswind. On landing roll out found it laying in the middle of the runway. I didn't hear a bang but it was apparently a lot closer than I thought. The buzzard made it thru the propeller arc without a scratch, glanced off the right side of the cowl and hit the top of the wing near the root. Made a slight dent on top of the wing. I was climbing and the buzzard must have been diving to get out of the way. It could have been a lot worse for me - not for the buzzard.
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... I was climbing and the buzzard must have been diving to get out of the way. It could have been a lot worse for me - not for the buzzard.
Glad to see the damage was not so bad. Anything on the tail?

My home airport is surrounded by nature areas that have recently been restored to allow for more wildlife and bird nesting. Not surprisingly, we have a lot of birds. So far, we have been coexisting, but it's a rare flight where I don't come in close proximity with a good-sized bird. I'm not too worried about the birds in the Corvus family, as they are smart enough to get out of the way, and they are smaller. But the bigger, slower, less clever birds are prolific.
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