Wednesday, November 23, 2011

N966CD Doyle Stearman Progress

Lot's of progress firewall forward in the past few days. Show smoke, fuel injection, inverted oil, inverted fuel all custom built. Seeing a hose order go in yesterday and the cowling come downstairs tells me that there is light at the end of the tunnel. It won't be long and you will see this bird on its feet and standing proud. Stay tuned! Thank you for checking in!

Custom 450 Stearman #2 paint

The recover and paint on the 450 Stearman #2 is going great! The guys have put the pedal to the metal and have made some serious progress. The fuselage gets color today and trim on Monday. By the end of next week it will be going back together.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Doyle Stearman Update 11/17

Now that all the big pieces are in place lots of engineering and fabrication is taking place to accommodate the "custom" part of the Doyle Stearman. We are designing, fabricating and installing an inverted fuel and oil system. Thankfully we're getting by on this one with help from our friends. A huge thank you to all of you out there that are chipping in. The goal is to have a continuous inverted oil system. Another aspect to this build is the fuel injection system. A custom plenum was fabricated yesterday as well as the oil cooler mount and its air plenum. As all you other builders out there know, it's not just about getting the part(s) to fit, they all need to get along and perform!

Custom 450 Stearman #2

We have another custom 450 Stearman in the shop right now. It's in for new wings, recover and repaint. It's moving along nicely and should start going together soon. Posted are photos of the cover and paint process. It's going to be insignia blue and cream similar to the ZPF-7 we finished at the beginning of the year. We'll share some photos once it goes into final assembly.
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Stinson SR-8E

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Stearman 6CD Progress.

More progress on the Doyle Stearman! The wings and controls are all rigged and ready. Now for the fresh engine install. Inverted systems, fuel injection and show smoke are on the menu. Chuck can't imagine being all shiny and loud without some upside down smoke action! Thanks for checking in.