Supermunk aircraft running “sweet and smooth” thanks to Multiflight
The owner of a Supermunk aircraft that had a Lycoming engine zero timed at Multiflight has been in touch with us to say thank you and relay that his aeroplane is running “sweet and smooth” following the work.
Martin Cowburn, the owner of the Supermunk (DHC1 Chipmunk with Lycoming 180 HP engine), sent a video of the aircraft flying with a thank you email saying: “Two hours into running and I am told it is sweet and smooth. Thank you both.”
Martin saw potential in the Supermunk, which he says had a hard life with the RAF Gliding and Soaring Association and latterly a Gliding Club.
An examination of the superbly finished High G Blackpool Chipmunk – Hotel India pointed him to the Denney Family at Vintage Fabrics, Audley End Airfield, Essex.
A deal was struck for a refurbishment and new annual, and Vintage Fabrics have worked their magic.
Slow engine refurbishment discussions with one company led him to Multiflight where David and Ben fast-tracked the estimate and zero timing and produced what Martin’s test pilot says is a very smooth engine.
Martin says he is “looking forward to a busy flying summer with a sparkling aircraft and a Multiflight quality engine”.
Multiflight was delighted to get such lovely feedback from Martin and to see the pictures and videos of the aircraft before and after its refurbishment and zero timing. Here they are for you all to see and enjoy.
The Chipmunk is a tandem, two-seat, single-engine aircraft developed shortly after the Second World War. Designed and produced by officers of the British Gliding Association, Supermunk aircraft were converted from Chipmunks by fitting 180HP Lycoming O-360-A4A engines for use as glider tugs.
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