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H.G. Frautschy
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#1 Posted: 9/21/2009 14:25:28

We'd love to see what you're restoring! Now that we have easy photo posting available on Oshkosh 365, please share a few photos and descriptions of your project.



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Dave Binkley
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#2 Posted: 9/21/2009 18:54:15

1932 Monocoupe 110, the long wing version, NC12350.  The plane was in an accident in 1969 and the project passed through several owners before I bought it about 9 years ago.  I'm sure this is one of those projects where each time it changed owners, parts went missing!  Here is what I got:


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I built a new wing (32') from scratch, and that has been signed off for cover.  The tail feathers are ready for cover.  I'm working my way through the fuselage now and am finishing up the wood work.  Hopefully this winter I'll get started on the forward sheet metal.  Just finished a new landing gear.

I have a web site that documents the restoration.  Check it out at http://gobinkley.com/monocoupe110.htm there are a lot of pictures, probably several hundred.  Also, lots of information on Monocoupe 110's, specifications, TCDS's, racing history, articles from over the years and links to photo albums, links to information on Warner motors, etc.  I'm sure you can waste an evening surfing around in there.

Here is a picture of the wing:


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Here is a picture of laminating the wing tip bows:


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Here is the jackscrew and tail feathers.  Remember an earlier post - the 110's had a jackscrew trim assembly.  The leading edge of the horizontal stabilizer moves up and down.


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Dave in Sedona

 



H.G. Frautschy
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#3 Posted: 9/21/2009 21:26:09

Hi Dave - That's great! Thanks for sharing your project with the rest of us, especially the detail shots and the reference to the website. You're right, it's easy to spend a lot of time in there.



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Randy White
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#4 Posted: 9/24/2009 23:14:12 Modified: 9/24/2009 23:21:29

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PA-12 1947 Complete Restoration.  Wings and tail surfaces in silver.  Instruments installed and extended baggage area. 

 

 


 

 

 



Andrew Love
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#5 Posted: 10/10/2009 04:34:00

Hey guys sounds like some neat projects in the works.

We are putting an S1 back together - originally an S1C but with sparcraft wings, making quite a few changes including electronic ignition, new enlarged aileron kit, and new fabric.
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Kevin Pratt
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#6 Posted: 10/28/2009 13:03:54 Modified: 10/28/2009 13:07:30


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new turtle deck & stringers installed
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        this is a pic of VAA chapter 16's project.  A very tired Bowers Fly Baby when we brought her home.

 

 



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Michel Charette
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#7 Posted: 11/2/2009 12:43:59

I'm slowly restoring my 1948 Cessna 140.  I have changed the headliner and now I'm preparing to refresh the paint job...  Lots of fun flying it around !

Here's a link to my web page: My 140 



Michel Charette
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#8 Posted: 11/2/2009 13:22:03

 

I'm slowly restoring my 1948 Cessna 140.  I have changed the headliner and now I'm preparing to refresh the paint job... 

The original headliner:


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After replacing it with an Airtex headliner:


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The paint when I bought her:


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The paint now, after some minor touch-ups:


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Now I'm having lots of fun flying it around, until I redo the paint job (my next project):


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Brad Poling
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#9 Posted: 1/4/2010 11:40:12

Shown below are a few photos of our STINSON MODEL "O"  Resroration/Replica Project

When completed it will be the only one of it's Type in the world.

Nine Model Os were built in 1933. only one (the prototype) remained in the United States.

The "O" was last seen at Love Field in Texas in 1945.

The A/C was reverse engineered using original factory photos, and parts from a Stinson SR-5

If all goes well, we should have Her flying in January 2010. We expect to have her at Oshkosh in 2010

See first engine run  on    You-Tube  :  Stinson Model O   See additional photos @   evergreenaviationservices.com

Brad Poling, Jim Teel, Jeff Paulson 



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Mark Lightsey
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#10 Posted: 1/14/2010 20:05:15

We've got several interesting projects we're working on for customers (and one for myself).

A 1929 TravelAir D4D with a 300 Lycoming and custom paint is only a couple of months from being ready to fly. Also a 1937 Waco YKS-7 that we're really starting to dig into.  In the back of the shop, after hours, I'm getting started on my 1929 TravelAir 4D.  Lots more pics of current and past projects at www.aerocraftsman.com    


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Joe Norris
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#11 Posted: 1/15/2010 09:55:08

Great Stuff Mark!  More Travel Airs flying is always a good thing.  Keep up the great work!!

Cheers!

Joe



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#12 Posted: 1/25/2010 21:05:49 Modified: 1/26/2010 10:46:32

I guess it's hard to think of a 1981 aircraft as "Vintage" but if you think of it as being 29 years old  and neglected for the past 14 years it's still a resto project.

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#13 Posted: 1/25/2010 21:11:30

I can't wait to see this completed! Looks like some fine work being done.



Mark Lightsey
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#14 Posted: 1/26/2010 13:20:11

Brad,

Beautiful work on the Stinson Model O project.  I really like the bumped cowling treatment.  We're using the same engine cowling combination on the black TravelAir speedwing project and it's really tight.  After seeing your installation we may go the same route.

Mark

 

 



George Willford
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#15 Posted: 1/28/2010 16:16:13

 

Early in 2008 I started a restoration on a 1931 Waco INF. It is the first in the Waco "F" series and is powered by a B5 (B54) 125 HP Kinner. It is a classic basket case as much of it is only useable for patterns! Has been great work therapy!

George

Enclosed are pictures of it in the early years, as purchased, and the building of new wings.

 

List of owners of NC11267.

 

Airview Flying Service Red Bank NJ

Ben Brewster NY NY

George McCauley Garden City NY

James Horning, Fred Brabant Long Island NY

Hazel Brabant Long Island NY

Carlisle Aircraft Co Syracuse NY

LW Carmody Reno NV

Evelyn Kilgore San Bernardino, CA

United Flying School LA CA

Richard Harvey LA CA

Roland Klawitter Woodland Hills, CA

Ambrose Pardew Compton, CA

Ed Marquart Riverside, CA

George Willford Waterville, OH

 



George Willford
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#16 Posted: 1/28/2010 16:59:15

I am having trouble adding photos to my post above, so I will try a new post.

George

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Dan Wood
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#17 Posted: 2/10/2010 13:23:24

I am in process of a complete restoration of a 1948 Cessna 170 S/N 18041. You can monitor the SLOOOW process tail forward on fly170.com

Dan



Tony Condon
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#18 Posted: 3/1/2010 12:36:37

I'm recovering my 1965 Stan Hall designed Cherokee II sailplane.  Keeping track of the progress with a lot of pictures and other info here: http://cherokeesailplanes.blogspot.com

 

Enjoy!



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#19 Posted: 4/5/2011 17:16:27

George,


I just found this post by chance, but Ambrose Pardew was my grandfather. If you have any more old photos of the NC11267 I would love to have them.


Thank you!



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#20 Posted: 4/22/2011 00:43:03
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We'd love to see what you're restoring! Now that we have easy photo posting available on Oshkosh 365, please share a few photos and descriptions of your project.

http://www.whidbey.com/fairchild-nc19143/



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