Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The Doyle 450 Stearman is moving along nicely. The leading edges are going onto the new Big Sky four aileron wing set today. Precover assembly starts tomorrow. It wont be long and we will be covering the wings and fuselage. The majority of the sheet metal is already painted as are the tail feathers. Instrument panels, instruments and plumbing are still needing to be completed before we go into cover. A custom smoke tank set up was installed using a kit supplied by Smoking Airplanes LLC. We made custom mounts for the kit and plumbed in an external fill point to make the task of oiling up less messy. We hope to be sharing some precover assembly shots of this bird with you in the near future! Thanks for checking in.