Mark Overpeck painted the fuel tanks for the Nieport 11. Hope to have more updates after Thanksgiving. Have a nice Holiday.
We are in our new facility and are in the process of figuring where everything is supposed to be. The volunteers have started setting up an area for the Sopwith. It will probably be a couple of weeks before we can get back to work […]
Henry McAdory and Eric Rivers continue work on the horizontal stabilizer of the Strutter. The picture is of the initial lay up of the stabilizer to make sure everything fits as it should. They are now making a jig to bend the tip bows and […]
Dan Brown is explaining what needs do be done next on the Nieuport. We can not do much, were we was working classrooms are now being built. So the project is on hold for now.
note the rod ends in the struts needing welding to complete Visual progress finished, but unrigged, left wing strut wires (cables) As mentioned in our last posting, lots of effort has been focused on wing attach fittings and the wing support struts. There have been many […]
With the dedicated help of Henry McAdory and Eric Rivers the horizontal stabilizer spar is completed. Eric and Henry had to build multiple jigs to get the routing as accurate as called out for in the plans. The end product is a beautiful piece of […]
There are several new students working on the Nieuport Project. Dan Brown, John Engle, Nik Batten, Joe Warner and Jim Cravens call themselves the Fab 5. Bret Johnson is trying to work on the wounded cowlin (thankyou U.P.S.). On the rudder, horizontal stabilizer, and elevator, […]
Sometimes you go backward to move forward. Last fall we took the plane to Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton. On the way back we were in lots of rain and lost some paint in spots on the gear and engine. Repainting has been one of the many […]
Still trying to get a few loose ends together to publish some new pics. Until next time….
The stabilizer was completed this week and work continues on the rudder. The rudder and elevator control horns were tacked together and after welding they will be installed and welded into their final postions. The horizontal stabilizer is still a work in progress, we are […]