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  • Posted in thread: How to draw out the rib nose piece? on 04-25-2017 at 07:53 AM
    Hi Ian,The coordinates for the rib are on the plans that shows all the ribs. You can actually
    see the station points on the chord line where Ed would have constructed vertical lines
    perpendicular to t...

  • Posted in thread: New Pitts Owner on 04-05-2017 at 04:56 PM
    Ian,Suggest you get in the back seat of the Champ with a broad shouldered safety pilot
    (initially) up front. If you get comfortable in the rear for all types of landings and
    conditions, you will be we...

  • Posted in thread: Stearman on 03-28-2017 at 11:07 PM
    Mike,Yes, as far as I know it is still at our airport and for sale.I will send you a PM with
    the name and number of the gentleman managing the sale.Thanks,Jim C

  • Posted in thread: Fokker DR1 Triplane on 03-23-2017 at 10:08 PM
    Have you seen the DR1 triplane airframe for sale less engine that is currently on Barnstormers?
    It was built from Redfern plans. Would give you quite the head Start!

  • Posted in thread: Airworthy Front Cockpit Cover on 02-28-2017 at 11:27 PM
    Glen,I had a snap on vinyl cover on my Charger which I flew some 100 hrs. My Great Lakes has a
    zippered vinyl cover with 125+ hours. Both show/showed no signs of deterioration. However, my
    front wind ...

  • Posted in thread: Stearman on 02-01-2017 at 01:56 AM
    The Stearman below showed up at our airport today; KPPA, Pampa in the Texas Panhandle. Seems an
    area family asked one of our locals to see if he could sell it for them. It had been on their
    private st...

  • Posted in thread: Pitts S1 For Sale on 01-19-2017 at 12:52 AM
    This Pitts stopped at our airport KPPA yesterday for fuel on its way to the new owner. I have
    to say it was absolutely gorgeous! Glad I got to see it, but sure hated to see it fly away!

  • Posted in thread: Looking for Marquart Charger Plans on 01-08-2017 at 09:51 AM
    I can email you the one page with the rib drawings if you want to send me a PM with your
    email.There is also a facebook group for the Marquart Charger that has the plans available. You
    might be able t...

  • Posted in thread: Elevator trim: incidence jackscrew or tab? on 12-14-2016 at 11:06 PM
    He may have used a surplus item, but his plans make no reference to it. The plans show a
    special machined jackscrew that is 1/2" 4130 rod that is 5 1/2" OAL. It has 3 1/4" area of
    thread to either a 1...

  • Posted in thread: Elevator trim: incidence jackscrew or tab? on 12-14-2016 at 10:13 PM
    Ian,I have no great aerodynamic insight to offer. I will say of the four bipes I fly (or have
    flown) the most (Charger, Great Lakes, Travel Air and Fleet); all used a system of some sort or
    another to...