Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer - Vintage
I have been following my project to restore or even to build vintage models which bring back good memories, so now I went to this 1957 original Monogram kit, the civilian beauty Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer .
I took my first flight in a Tri-Pacer which had this plane registration, PT-BCA, probably before 1970 when I was around 12, in my hometown. His owner was a family friend (José Gouveia Souto, in memoriam).
I had waited really a very long time trying to acquire this kit, which was quite difficult to find due to its rarity. Fortunately I found it on E-bay auction and I got it at a fair price.
The building was as simple as possible, except for a few additions and improvements such as: dashboard position correction, seatbelts, headlights, windshield structure bars, nose wheel torsion bar, tail cables, engine exhaust, boarding steps and radio antenna. Finishing all made in polyester inks by Dryco (local mgf.) and weathering in oils.
Best regards, "meus amigos" !
PS: The last picture was taken during my visit to EAA 2014, Oshkosh.