In past month we`ve had custom Main landing gear shock strut springs fabricated along with custom 5 leaf tailwheel spring set up . A new aluminum Flat pack Oil Cooler for the P&W 1340 arrived from Pacific oil cooler this week , we are fabricating mounts for it`s location on top of the engine mount, Mounting bracketts are being fabricated for the fuel system`s wobble pump and fuel screen off of the L/H side of the engine mount/firewall.
Bob Halls beautiful BullDog V-1 during rollout on August 15th, Three flights were made in this configurationin during next two days. Bob Hall felt the original small tail which is claimed to be the most attractive and was more than adequate. Premo Galletti a 16 year old Jr. Draftemen for Bob documented the entire construction and every flight of the Bulldog until it was flown to Roosevelt field, NY for Thaw to fly the Bulldog in the 1932 Bendix. History tells that Thaw was not happy with the Bulldog, Feelings have surfaced throughout the years that Thaw was just behind the power curve when it came to flying the BullDog. Bob flew the BullDog directly to Cleveland to race in the 1932 Thompson . Copies from Bob Halls pilot log will show all his flights in the BullDog next month.
With completion of the horizontal stabilizer, fabrication of the R/H elevator begins, lots of tubing and welding!
Another shot with the airfoil shaped 5/16″ & 3/8″ ribs being fit in place.
All ribs tac welded in place and ready for the bottom ribs to be installed and welded, a 1932 shape happening again!
Final welding of the R/H elevator Bottom side, The Tig welding allows you to get in and out with out a lot of distortion.
With the R/h elevator completed the L/H elevator base structure is tac in place.