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Ryan Georgi's Blog: Home in Renton after 11 hours and more than 1000 miles. Boy, does my butt hurt!

Posted in Members | November 07, 2009
This article is from Ryan Georgi's Blog Latest Flying Adventure, who has kindly granted permission to re-publish on AntiqueAirfield.com.
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Terry Bowden's Blog: Mystery Planes of the Twenties

Posted in Members | November 07, 2009
This article is from Terry Bowden's Blog Barnstmr's Random Aeronautics, who has kindly granted permission to re-publish on AntiqueAirfield.com.
This blog post has 7 pictures of some pretty rare airplanes. I thought it might be fun to share these with my antique airplane friends and challenge them to identify each one. In a few weeks I will post the answers to these. So, if you know any of them... send me a comment and I will give full credit to the ones sending the first correct answer to each one. So give it your best shot and send me your comment! (click on "comment" at the end of this post.)

#1 You'll be surprised by the date this hot little monoplane was built.

Ever since I was a kid it has always been a fun challenge to name every airplane I see. Even now, I still do it with every TV show or other time I see any airplane. My wife gets so tired of me doing this. I just can't help it, I am an airplane fanatic! Some people do this with cars. Not me. I have a feeling I am not the only airplane nut who does this

My quest to learn all the old airplanes goes back to the days when I always tagged along with Dad on his antique airplane adventures. Dad taught me that a lot of airplanes can be quickly identified by the shape of their tail. He could usually stump me. So it made me work even harder at it. Some time in my early teens, he bought a complete set of the U.S. Civil Aircraft books by Joseph Juptner. Wow... these were awesome. Literally every make and model that was ever certified by the CAA from 1927 through the 1950's was in those books. I really enjoyed learning from those books.

I hope those who read this have fun with it. To be honest, most of these stumped me.

#2 Pretty sleek for its day.

#3 There's actually six airplanes here and some are more recognizable than others see if you can name them all from left to right.

#4 I would love to see one of these now!

#5 This one is tough!

#6 There's a clue on the tail.

#7 Be careful, It might not be what you think it is!

Click below to send your comments...

I will post the anwers soon!
Terry...

Skagit Aero's Blog: Harold pays us a visit

Posted in Members | November 07, 2009
This article is from Skagit Aero's Blog Skagit Aero Museum, who has kindly granted permission to re-publish on AntiqueAirfield.com.

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.

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New inter-cylinder baffles being fit to the new cylinders.

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Skagit Aero's Blog: Fairchild 24G Warner Scarab 145 cylinder installation

Posted in Members | November 07, 2009
This article is from Skagit Aero's Blog Skagit Aero Museum, who has kindly granted permission to re-publish on AntiqueAirfield.com.

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 valve guide area and one completely cracked from spark plug hole to spark plug hole. Due to our lack of machining capabilities here are the Museum, we sent all 7 cylinders down to Alan Holloway in Quincy, CA for inspection and rework. They replaced one cylinder head and welded the cracks in the remaining two cylinders. We also installed new intake valves and piston rings in all 7 cylinders, our exhaust valves were all well with-in servicable limits. Allan Holloway’s services are highly recommended and they are good people to work with.

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An A&P’s view of installing the intake tube on cylinder #6.

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The 145 Warner Scarab is finally complete. It awaits valve adjustment, spark plugs, harness installation, NACA cowl brackets, and run-in time. Next we'll be completing the annual inspection and reassembly of the rest of the aircraft for test flight.

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Ryan Georgi's Blog: Luscombe on top of the world!

Posted in Members | November 07, 2009
This article is from Ryan Georgi's Blog Latest Flying Adventure, who has kindly granted permission to re-publish on AntiqueAirfield.com.
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Flint Hills Flyers November Newsletter, with Photos

Posted in Chapter News | November 04, 2009

Here's the Flint Hills Flyers November Newsletter. That's quite a chili rig - read about the Oct 31 Leo's Chili Feed to find out more.

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Flint Hills Flyers members Jim Clark and Maurice Sharp flew Young Eagle rides during the event.

Mystery Airplane Winner - D.J. Short

Posted in News | November 03, 2009

D.J. Short (Warrensburg, MO) has correctly identified the "Mystery OX-5 Homebuilt" as the Cirigliano Special. Your set of AAA-APM "Chief Pilot" wings are on there way D.J.!

Walt Bowe and Carlene Mendieta are in the midst of restoring the Cirigliano to it's original OX-5 configuration.

Here is what Walt has to say about the project: "Upper wing of the Cirigliano is almost ready for cover. Lowers are in progress and fuselage is here at the shop. Working on building gear..... From pics only. Lots of standing back and looking."

Sights and Sounds from 2009 Fly-In by Dennis Goodrich

Posted in Members | November 03, 2009

Dennis Goodrich from Ames, IA has published a "Sights and Sounds from the 2009 Fly-In" video:

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Posted in News | November 01, 2009

November Texas Chapter Newsletter

Posted in Chapter News | November 01, 2009
Here's the Texas Chapter November Newsletter.

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