Photo Update – Seawind 3000, 9A-DZZ/9A-XZZ

By me
All photos me as usual, copyrighted as well

Seeing from my blog stats that the previously featured Seawind 3000 has been attracting a lot of interest (relatively), I’ve decided to put together another small gallery of more recent pictures :). Apart from adopting the experimental “X” registration prefix – a category that seems to appear and disappear on a regular basis – and undertaking a fast taxi run that didn’t end all that well (see captions below), it’s slowly but surely nearing first flight, albeit at a non-spectacular-photo pace :D.

Structurally complete and ready for some taxiing! :) Now this looks more like it!
Structurally complete and ready for some taxiing! 🙂 Now this looks more like it, complete with some color!
A few days later, I found it propped up and back under covers. It had transpired that the gear was significantly damaged during the fast taxi run (something or other with the hydraulics), but the repair was relatively straightforward so we may see her move again soon :)
A few days later however, I found it propped up and back under covers. It had transpired that the gear was significantly damaged during the fast taxi run (something or other with the hydraulics), but I was told the repair was relatively straightforward so we may see her move again soon 🙂
Quite an oddly-shaped aircraft in profile view :)
Quite an oddly-shaped aircraft in profile view :). Try making this out of aluminium...
Some night spotting for a change :). Still some time from completion at the time this photo was taken...
Some night spotting for a change :). Still some way from completion at the time this photo was taken...