In the spring of 2002 I took some time off of work to help my grandfther, Raymond H. Melberg, Sr. work on his airplane, the MG-4. I took these pictures of what we did over those two months. It dosen't seem like a lot of completed work for that long a time, but airplanes are complicated! Feel free to browse, and let me know what you think.

The MG-4 is a small, single place open cockpit biplane. The picture above is the MGW-1 which my grandfather built in the late 30's. The MG-4 is very similar, just a little bigger. For the history of the MGW-1 through the MG-4, please see MG-4 Story page.

For the Performance and Speicifications of the MG-4, please see the MG-4 Specs page.

Update: August 23rd, 2007

It has been a while since I have seen the MG-4. I was moving the info from my old site to this one, and thought I would post an update. The plane is now in North Carolina with my uncle, Glenn Melberg who intends on working on it. I don't think any progress has been made, but I am sure he will start up soon.

I am sorry to say my grandfather passed away earlier this year. The time I spent with him were the last that I got to see him with his memory intact. When I left Phoenix to work on the airplane way back in 2002, I wasn't too sure it was a great idea, but it turns out I have some really sweet memories of working with my grandpa out in the garage. If you have the opportunity to spend time with your elders, do it. Time waits for no one.

I have organized the pictures by date, some with captions. There are a lot of photos. Please enjoy!