Post by baronbeeza on Sept 30, 2013 13:31:41 GMT 12
I used to be involved in a syndicate that had CIK. We then stepped up and got a Warrior. Both were in Piper schemes of the period. I realise the aeroplanes are still the same, 40 years old at that but we would like to try something a little different.
I have one of those Aussie Tomahawks here (Air Cadet scheme) and it is a rebuild project at the moment. It won't be staying orange.
I have other aircraft in the fleet getting painted in a Cherokee type scheme (better than 2013 Piper) but have no idea how it will look on a Tomahawk. Ideally we are trying to use the same paint colours across the board.
Okay, I accept a little imagination is required here. There is a likeness to a PA-38 there though (hh-hmmm) and that is what we have in mind.
I was hoping one of the members here had the time and inclination to come up with one of those 3D images of a Tomahawk. It need not be too elaborate but it is the Tee tail that I am most interested in.
The best effort gets free travel in the King Air for a year.........
Last Edit: Jan 24, 2014 13:18:20 GMT 12 by baronbeeza
Post by nuuumannn on Sept 30, 2013 13:41:21 GMT 12
Righty ho then! Good luck with that. Perhaps you could just sit down with a pencil and sketch something up yourself from looking at images of existing schemes and then model it? Neat that you used to fly CIV (CIK?); I took that pic whilst doing a bit of avionic stuff with Lester Hope out of Safe Air a few years back now.
Last Edit: Sept 30, 2013 13:42:08 GMT 12 by nuuumannn
Post by baronbeeza on Sept 30, 2013 14:45:18 GMT 12
I knew Lester some years ago and had a quiet chuckle when I saw the Bambina chained to a pole. I mentioned that in the Longbank thread and it was somewhere in the middle of the Pictorial along with the demonstrators. I wonder if it was Lester's farewell party when he moved to Safe... I thought he had been there for years.
I can't recall CIV but in those days we used to have blocks of registrations allocated. We had CIK but it is another of those no longer with us. It must be about 15 years ago when it ploughed into Mt Grey. I think I can remember CIH from somewhere also.
The Tomahawk paint schemes are for the most part based on straight lines. I have another Tomahawk here that I am guilty of making even straighter by using the 1981 Cherokee livery on.
The Marlborough Aero Club transformed both of their Tomahawks with the recent refurbishments.
Post by baronbeeza on Jul 13, 2016 13:14:06 GMT 12
For those a little unsure of Cherokee models this would be a 1973 to 75 Cherokee 140. One of the last of the 140 line as the Warrior was coming in as a replacement at that time. This has the 'rounded' rear windows that only the last models had. The 'shark fin' rudder cap came about 1972 as did the dorsal fairing.
I noticed he has elected not to show the markings about the nose bowl area, it may not look so great there as the 140 is very 'blunt' in the snout.
The owner of that particular Cherokee would have been a member of a forum where we were posting progress pics of the Tomahawk repaint. Perhaps he liked what he was seeing.
I did look it up. 28-7425083 PA28 74 model year 25 for Cherokee 140 083 for sequence of that model. 83 out of maybe 500 or so. (Edit: 444)