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Posted by deanz406 | Mar 17, 2016 @ 12:58 AM | 2,185 Views
I picked up this plane at a local swap shop, and liked the basic lines. It kinda reminded me of the old 30's-40's Cessna Airmasters, but the wing configuration isn't tapered like the Airmaster. This was scratch built from plans, so i don't know what the builder had in mind. I was looking for a lazy day flyer to just lumber around on a nice summer day. I did a lot of mods to clean it up, did a lot of work to restore the dinged up fibreglass radial cowl, installed a nice instrument panel, pilot, cut out the N numbers, and cut out the fuselage trim, reminiscent of a 30's style. I made new aluminum landing gear, and still have to paint the wheel pants yet. I took out the old OS 50FSR that was in it, and installed a new HB 61PDP, with pitts muffler. See "My Hangar" for the refurbish & changes i made. I hope to maiden it this spring. Dean
Posted by deanz406 | Jan 27, 2015 @ 02:01 AM | 3,175 Views
I just picked up another "Orphan" from a club member-- lotsa dirt, and wrinkles on it, BUT- Just my kind of project. Cute little Sig Smith Mini Bipe. Starting the "Refurbish". After a good scrubbing, I made a new set of struts, installed servo rails, and got radio gear installed and tested, made new landing gear, changed motor mount, and got HB 40PDP installed. Finally spent 2 days building, fitting, and drilling the 2 pc plastic cowl(PIA!!). I added a few sunrays to the wing and stab. Paint misc parts, and ready for maiden....Continue Reading
Posted by deanz406 | Jan 12, 2015 @ 12:29 AM | 3,045 Views
Just a few pics of the fleet im my hangar. I have almost always been stuck on .60 size planes, but am moving to a little larger to see if I'll like it....Continue Reading