Matt G in Sport Aviation

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    We have another HBA member in the press. This time it's Matt G and his Standard Austria sailplane in Sport Aviation's "What our Members are Building/Restoring." (Nov. 2013) There's a nice photo of the sailplane on tow, along with his brief description of its restoration. Nice job!

    i have long been a fan of the late-generation wood sailplanes, and the Standard Austria and its cousin, the SHK, are among the most elegant of the lot, IMHO. Nice to see one being taken care of!
     
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    Nice! Anyone care to post a scan of the entry, for those of us who don't get Sport Aviation? This would fall within the Fair Use clause, since Matt is a member here.
     
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    With a bit of trickery you could actually read the whole magazine ;-)
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Thanks guys! :)

    I can scan it in when I receive my copy. I'll also put up some more pictures of it in here if anyone is interested; I never thought of posting any details of the restoration here since this is a homebuilt forum.
     
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    In the strictest sense, I suppose that's true, but anything involving building and mucking around in airplanes is more or less fine. So, are "we" interested? I can only speak for myself, but "Yes! Muchly!" :gig:
     
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    I, too, can only speak for myself, and I say yes! I guess since both Topaz and I agree, we can officially qualify that as "WE are interested". Everyone else can ride our coattails on this... if any members have any objections, state them now or forever hold your peace. :gig:
     
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    Bloody oath we're interested - WELL DONE Matt! 011_clap.gif 107_score_010.gif great-job.gif thumbs-up.gif worshippy.gif
     
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    I think most people here would like to see it; it's an aircraft structure, and a wooden one at that - always something to learn...
     
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    Here are a few post-restoration pictures from this soaring season. I also have 300+ pictures from the refinishing process. I stripped all of the paint and most of the original filler off, and redid the filler in the wings and fuselage, put on new fabric, and repainted the entire exterior. The instrument panel got a newer radio that required me to patch the panel. I'll post some more in-progress pictures when I have some time.

    Austria07 (Large).jpg Austria11 (Large).jpg GOPR1056 (Large).jpg
     
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    I've been waiting for someone to post the article and then realized I've had that issue for a week or so. Matt, I've always wondered what that beautiful sailplane was in your avatar. Now I know. Here is the story:
     

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