Barn Find!!!!

Last week I was approached by two gentlemen to “cover” their airplane.  They explained that the plane needed to be covered and assembled.  I agreed to come take a look.  I drove to meet one of them so I could follow them to where the plane was being stored.  we Drove on city streets them he turned off the road into a field, not a road, not a trail, but a field.  drove back for about a quarter mile to an old … Read more…

Broken lower nose gear bracket!

Last week we received a squawk form one of our customers about a Cessna 182 that was flying with too much left trim, all of it in fact.  Along with this observation the aircraft would not turn to the right while taxiing.  So we started in with the rudder  system, rudder trim system and steering system.  Essentially one big system. After rigging those systems we found the problem still persisted.  We did it again following the manual in detail.  Still no fix! … Read more…

My daughters pedal plane! A beautiful Beech G17!

Hello all, Last summer I decided to build my two and a half year old daughter a pedal plane for Christmas.  So, I looked a round for a kit and found a website that sells plans and kits for a variety of planes,  http://www.pedalplanekits.com.  I am a big fan of antique and classic civilian aircraft, I just like the design, style and comfort they put into the planes during the “golden age” of flying.  I decided to order the Beech G17.  It … Read more…

Starduster Too!

We were fortunate enough to do a pre-buy inspection on this 2010 Starduster Too last week.  the aircraft was  modified, during initial build, to be powered by a Continental 220 straight out of a WWII U.S. Army tank.  That’s right, a tank!   The builder did a marvelous job modifying the original plans and building the aircraft. The pre-buy went well and only a few minor defects. … Read more…

Cessna 400 door installation

Over the summer we where give a task of replacing a Cessna 400 door that was caught in the wind a ripped from its hinges.  The aircraft itself  was undamaged, the door took the majority of the impact.  the door hinges and part of the door broke. We ordered a new door, started to fit it into the opening.  Replaced the old hinges and gas strut.  then we found our that the locking pins didn’t match up with the holes in the  … Read more…