With the engine in its final mount position, we can now work on enclosing the engine for cooling air flow by working on the nose bowl, engine cowling and firewall. Our current classes Metallic Structures and Induction/Exhaust Systems fit well with these tasks. Here […]
In the first picture left to right is Kenneth Hale, Clinton Clark, Chance Torain and David Gunn. These students just started in our school May 11thand are helping with the Nieuport 24 lower wing. It is not mandatory for students to help […]
Got some new starts Friday. Several completed their logbooks to get started.
Last weekend we were fortunate to have another opportunity to display our Nieuport 24 (N24) aircraft at an air show. We set-up with the Great War Aerodrome that had other vendors and displays from the WW1 time period. Our Nieuport was seen by […]
[/caption We are putting together a run stand for the R3600. Students and staff would like to see and hear it run, and it isn’t good for the engine to sit for so long waiting for an airframe. New students are showing up for the […]
Spent time getting new students from the mod start up to speed.
More welding was needed on the Nieuport 24 (N24) fuel tank due to the leaks we found during our pressure test last week. We did another pressure test and it was good with no leaks so we have installed the fuel tank in […]
Our last posting mentioned the engine being “temporarily mounted” for weight & balance checks, which was true. After looking at how far forward the first mount would have moved the engine, changed the aircraft appearance (longer nose) and the engines CG moment (possible nose heavy) a step back to […]
Busy week getting ready for giant mod start so not much progress. Giant mod means new help.
In the first picture we have some of the bolts we are going to use to secure the propeller to the Rotec 3600. The bolts that were suggested did not have enough threads so we had to tap more threads on these AN645H […]