Photo Dossier – Reims F177RG Cardinal, E7-VIP

By Boran Pivčić
All photos author

With my luck seeming to hold, I came across another gem at Lučko this week. Alerted by a friend and the most powerfukl person at the field – he operates the fuel pump among other things 🙂 – I found this beauty in the Aeroklub Zagreb hangar undergoing some repairs (the nose gear wouldn’t retract if I got it right). Naturally, I was at the field the next day with my camera to get some preliminary shots before this immaculate aircraft was rolled out of the hangar fully fixed.

The shots aren’t all that good, but I didn’t want to get in the way… Men At Work and all that… and there’ll be plenty of opportunity later for some good photography (the results of which will naturally be posted here 🙂 ).

Jacked up :). Operated by VIP Aviation of Bosnia, E7-VIP - despite an odd paintscheme - was absolutely spotless! Had a peek in the cabin and the panel looks like it came off the line yesterday!

Jacked up :). Operated by VIP Aviation of Bosnia, E7-VIP - despite an odd paintscheme - was absolutely spotless! Had a peek in the cabin and the panel looks like it came off the line yesterday!

Possibly the only thing spoiling the awesome Cardinal is here up front, the IO-360 four-cyl 200 HP engine, driving a two-blade constant speed prop. I've heard and read that many owners would have preferred some more punch...

Possibly the only thing spoiling the awesome Cardinal is here up front, the IO-360 four-cyl 200 HP engine, driving a two-blade constant speed prop. I've heard and read that many owners would have preferred some more punch...

A bit difficult to photograph... a dark fuselage and dark hangar with a while belly and sun glare outside. Packed in with a number of our resident gliders

A bit difficult to photograph... a dark fuselage and dark hangar with a while belly and sun glare outside. Packed in with a number of our resident gliders

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s