Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Trade a Plane cover

My Fairchild made the cover of Trade a Plane this month. http://www.trade-a-plane.com/coverphotos

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sitting pretty on the Ramp

We test ran the engine for the first time. Started right up. Check out the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI_jcd_Cgpw

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Door Skins

I started making the left door skin jig tonight. This is a picture of the first attempt. I inset strips of metal around the perimeter to help make accurate straight bends.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Gear leg fairings

This past weekend I spent several hours on getting a lot of the fairings ready to paint. I fitted the right gear leg fairings. This was very time consuming but worthwhile. Gear fairing are a mix of old and new. The original lower fairings were in great shape minus a few cracks needing to be welded. Prep, paint and install. Photos to follow.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Installing Wings. They have not been on the plane since 1952

Last of the Fabric

FABRIC WORK IS DONE!!!! This past weekend I had the opportunity to get the aileron covered stitched and doped. Time to focus on the wheel paints and door skins.