Well this isn’t what we were hoping for, but after working non-stop for the past few weeks, we have a vibration that looks like it’s going to prevent us from flying the Fairchild to Blakesburg. After getting the cowling on Thursday and tending to a final few details, we started up the engine and began […]
Departure day is just around the corner for Blakesburg, and the Fairchild is getting very close to flying. The leather baffles that fit between the engine and cowling are on. Tomorrow we expect to put everything back together and do an engine run up, then the test flight. If everything goes well we should fly […]
Harold Hanson the founder of the museum paid us a visit this weekend. Here is Harold standing by the Fairchild 24G that is almost complete for our trip to Blakesburg. The engine top over haul is just about done. New inter-cylinder baffles being fit to the new cylinders.
We’ve taken another step towards getting the Fairchild 24G back in the air. Below you can see the last cylinder #7 on the 145 Warner Scarab being installed, completing an extensive top overhaul at 300 hours. During the cylinder top overhaul we found we had three cracked cylinder heads, two in the exhaust port to […]
One of our planes that tends to turn heads because of its somewhat unusual appearance is the Call Air A-2. The low wing plane was developed in Wyoming as a mountain ranch hand of sorts. There aren’t many of them around, and as far as we know, none of them have been cover models. Well […]
Last week we finally received the cylinders for our Fairchild F-24. The airplane has been sitting in the restoration hangar for quite a few months now without much more than a crankcase in front of the firewall. The cylinders look great, and they’re all laid out in the shop waiting to be reassembled. Of course […]
Well after a whirlwind of the Vintage Fly-In and Oshkosh and a week to recover, we’re finally back to update the blog. Sorry about the delay. The fly-in here in Concrete was a great success again this year. Despite some weather woes with IMC mornings and thunderstorms in the evening, there were plenty of airplanes […]