1937 Clip Winged Monocoupe 110 Special

Spirit of Dynamite returns home Part 1

So our latest acquisition here at the museum is a 1937 Clip winged Monocoupe. The Monocoupe was originally from the Pacific Northwest. The airplane was owned for the last 15 years by Richard Smith of Franklin,PA. The plan was to fly the airplane back to Concrete,WA this week but due to weather issues it was decided to take the airplane apart and truck her back across the country.So far the trip has been a success. Below is a picture of the airplane sitting out side waiting to be moved into the hanger so we can take her apart:

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Below you can see we have successfully removed the wing from the fuselage…

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Here is the Monocoupe ready to load into the truck…
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…and here she is all loaded and ready to start trucking.

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We will keep you updated on our progress back across the country here on our blog, and all our social channels, so check in regularly for updates.

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3 replies
  1. Jim jenkins
    Jim jenkins says:

    Looks great Drew and Brian, thanks for doing this long trip,
    Be glad to get you all home in Concrete and get that wonderful machine back together and up in the Pacific Northwest Skies.
    Dad

  2. Tim Smith
    Tim Smith says:

    I will be following this journey often. My name is Tim Smith, Richards Son. I’m sadden to see the beatiful Bird leave the Family but know it was the right time. I’m comforted in knowing that the Spirt Of Dynomite is returning “home” and will be treated right by your Museum and the fine folks within. The next time I’m in that area, I’d love to to stop by and check out all your wonderful living pieces of art.

    If you can would it be possible to e-mail me any and all updates about this journey and this aircraft? You know I don’t want to miss a moment.

    Again, I’m pleased, happy and sadden all at the same time, enjoy her!!!

    Sincerely,
    Tim Smith
    p51tj@cox.net
    Phoenix, AZ.

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