It’s on. The plans have been made. I spoke to Bob today and it’s all set. MYRO will be leaving home to move to Linton tomorrow morning.
When I first started work on MYRO all those months ago I always knew that the time had to come eventually but now that it’s nearly here, I can hardly believe it. In some ways it’ll be a relief, knowing that the seemingly never-ending schedule of jobs has almost come to an end, but it doesn’t feel like that. Not quite yet anyway. After all, it’ll be no small task to safely load and shift the wings from Canterbury and the fuselage from my garage to be reunited at Linton. I’m more concerned about the wings than the fuselage because having already trailered the fuselage from Broadstairs to my home, I know how to do it. But the wings are an unknown quantity. I think I know how I’ll do it – I’ll stand them on the trailer leaning together in an inverted ‘V’ and hope that with sufficient padding they’ll make the journey unscathed. It would be terrible if at this late stage the wing fabric got damaged or some other awful event befell them, even though they’ll be insured from now on 😯
So this evening I made the final preparations. I wheeled MYRO’s fuselage out of the garage and vacuumed the cabin interior, scrubbed the vinyl seat backs, cushions and headrests, gave the floor a whipe-over and pumped the tyres up. Then I refitted the headrests and the interior Ultralam trim neither of which have been inside MYRO the whole of the time it’s been in my garage. I was very pleased with the final result. The pics are not very good because by the time I’d finished it was already pretty dark. But here they are by way of a momento more than anything else.
If everything goes to plan, as I’m sure it will, the next pictures I post will show MYRO in it’s natural environment – on the airfield. I’m looking forward to that very much 🙂