Saturday, December 24, 2011

A line up shot of inventory at RARE Aircraft Ltd in 2003. How many WACO's can you count in this picture?

Friday, December 23, 2011

A Pair of Stinsons

We dove into our next two full restorations this week, two Stinsons. One is a SR-8B which will end up a C model powered by a R-680 Lycomming. The other is a V-77 what will have a R-985 Pratt and Whitney up front. The SR-8 will be complete first and will call Brazil home. With the V-77 fuselage completely stripped and ready for a make over you can see the SR-8 next to it in the photos. Having three Stinsons total in house (one airworthy) and rumor of another on the way is like having a herd of elephants to care for!

N966CD Stearman Update

For those of you following the progress on the Doyle Stearman you may have noticed it's been quiet on the update side of things. A build up to a finale perhaps.....
BIG things to come after the holidays.

Thanks for checking in!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Custom 450 Stearman #2 progress

More progress this week on Custom 450 Stearman #2. As you can see, the paint and trim is very similar to the ZPF-7 we produced last spring. However, we are using different trim on the Stearman which will better compliment it's lines. We're getting very close to completion on both. Lots of things in pairs around here lately. Next, a pair of Stinson Reliants! Also coming down the line will be a Taperwing and UPF-7. The temps have dipped and snow has fallen which leaves nothing to do but, build airplanes!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Standing Proud

The Doyle Stearman is on its feet and standing proud. With the majority of the firewall forward complete its time to get the gear, sheet metal and cowling in order.