Sunday, October 26, 2014
Airport friend Desmond Penrose is coming over from England later this week and Al wanted to have something unique for him to fly. Glenn finished the annual on the Monosport mid-day Saturday and then took it around the patch a couple of times just for the heck of it.
Sky came out the airport with me this moring to talk with Jim Harvey.
Jim is Past-President of the Monocoupe club and was a tank commander in the US Arny.
Jim brought out two old photo albums of pictures he while in the service.
He was stationed near Munich during the Korean War.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Yesterday morning saw the start-up and engine run of John Cournoyers Spartan Executive. The airplane had not moved under its' own power since 1992. John had the engine majored in the meantime.
They had a fuel pump/transfer problem that only allowed them to run the engine for a few minutes on the header tank, before running that tank dry.
John keeps a watchful eye on the Spartans' engine.
Today, a new pump in place, that problem was resolved and they were able to run the engine for several minutes. Coming soon is the gear swing.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Pulled the wings out, dusted them off and got to work. Measured the holes for rib-stitching and polybrushed/applied the reinforcing tapes for the stitches.
Going to see if I can stab myself tomorrow with a 12" needle (if it doesn't storm, I'm doing this in my hangar.)