Monday, February 13, 2012

Full Plate

2012 is off to a good start for the team. We're currently working on four projects which are; Stinson SR-8C, Stinson V77, Waco Taperwing and D17S Staggerwing.

The SR-8's parts are OD green, the V-77 gloss black. As of now we are planning on the SR-8 exterior to be Black and Red with gold pin stripe. Colors for the V-77 are TBD however, it's going to have a R-985 Pratt & Whitney up front which should make for an exciting airplane.

Both Stinsons have been completely stripped of all parts and all the sub assemblies have been stripped down as well. Both fuselages have been blasted, tested and re coated.  All of the small parts are out for plating, chrome and paint. It wont be long and we will be going back together with the "twins". The wood shop got a leg up on SR-8 before it went for blasting by building and fitting the door and window frames as well as the stringers.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

It's Alive!!

First ground run and leak check of the Doyle Stearman were performed today! So far, everything is green light go! The fuel injection and extended exhaust make for little different sound.