The fuselage, wings and control surfaces were painted late 2021, although we have not completed final assembly yet, as this would increase its space requirements and thereby increase the risk of hangar rash.
The engine for MUM came from NJT, and was reconditioned by South Air in Dunedin. This was completed in April 2022, mounted to the airframe, but has not yet been run.
The restoration of MUM continued throughout 2022. This included a complete rewiring, repair to the instrument panel and the upgrading of the avionics to include two Garmin G5s; a Garmin GTX335W ADS/B Out and In Transponder; a Garmin Aero 660 VFR GPS Navigator display; and a Garmin radio.
The undercarriage legs, fairings, brake discs and wheels all required replacement.
Unfortunately, we ran out of time (and money) in 2022 to complete MUM in time for it to be used at the Walsh Flying School in 2023. However, we have been approached by an excellent lease prospect and hope be able to complete MUM and have it available for lease in the first quarter 2023. This will be subject to raising sufficient funds.
In the calendar year 2022, $57,356 was invested in MUM. Bringing the total investment to date in this aircraft to $293,955.