CGS Hawks in Georgia

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  1. ironnerd

    ironnerd Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I know there is at least one CGS Hawk in GA (in my car port), but are there any others? I looked it up on the FAA web site, and found one (oddly at my home airport Cartersville - KVPC - but I have yet to see it on one of my trips).

    Basically, this is a "Birds of a feather" kind of thing. I would like to see how other builders put theirs together - the guy that built mine jacked up every part he touched. In a way I'm glad the wings were destroyed in the fire so the previous owner would stop flying it before it killed him. Now I am using my A&P skills (both of them) to put it back together. Since the assembly instructions and drawings assume you bought a kit, I would love a real-world item to look at.
     
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    Ask @kyleb He's pretty connected to the experimental crowd at VPC.
     
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    There may be two at VPC. I think one of 'em lives in the t-hangar adjacent to mine. I don't have the owner's contact info, but can probably come up with it given a few days.\\

    If I don't get back to this thread, either ask the IA who is in hangar C7 or hang a note on the door of C5, where I believe the Hawk lives. Those are in the skinny row of hangars at the West side of the North ramp.
     
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    I knew you would know. :)
     
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    Whoa... a Useful forum...weird...
    @Dave Theisen, thanks for the lead.
    @kyleb, I normally tinker with the orange AA-1A in one of the large hangars right next to the shiny new hangars. Next time I get up there I'll leave a note. Have not been up there in a while (last time I went I found out the alarm panel had been changed, and could not turn the [expletive] thing off).
     
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    ironnerd Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Stopped by the airport for Hangar Therapy yesterday. Watched a Mooney perform a surprisingly short takeoff. Helped out a little with on of the Barons (gear issue).
    Tinkered with the AA1A which is halfway through its year-long annual - I'm probably just going to go up there next weekend and take charge of this project.

    The T-hangars were all locked up, so I left a note.

    A darn good day.