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  • Rick Miller
  • Biplane pilot, biplane mechanic, biplane builder.
  • Grain Valley, MO east of Kansas City
  • Biplanes
  • Aircraft Mechanic


  • Posted in thread: "The end of Spruce spar stock" (& typos) on 12-23-2017 at 01:09 AM
    I helped recover a Decathlon that had four factory splices in each wing. The owner sent them
    back as cores for metal wings during the rebuild. It spent many hours doing aerobatics with no
    issue. I als...

  • Posted in thread: Starduster History on 12-19-2017 at 06:59 AM
    Itís a shame what happened to Donís duster. Don wanted his 195 back so he sold the duster. I
    guess a few months after the new guy wrecked it he was killed in his replacement biplane.

  • Posted in thread: Starduster History on 12-19-2017 at 06:24 AM
    I remember N2300S the second Starlet in Kansas City around 1980. Dan Magrogen (spelling might
    be wrong) was flying it here. He bounced between LA and KC for TWA as a mechanic. I remember he
    was going ...

  • Posted in thread: Just in Time for Christmas...... on 12-17-2017 at 09:05 PM
    Congrats Bill, I’ve always loved the “sport model” S-2A. (Single canopy) I
    almost bought one several years ago but I bought a house instead. Should have bought the Pitts
    it would hav...

  • Posted in thread: New Charger on 12-15-2017 at 12:42 AM
    Kevin, Nice looking Charger. A 180 mile trip in December in an open cockpit biplane is no big
    deal been there done and that. My first leg was 180 miles the first 100 was over a solid
    undercast. Would ...

  • Posted in thread: "The end of Spruce spar stock" (& typos) on 12-05-2017 at 07:38 PM
    Well I’m going to throw it out here since nobody else has. Why not use the stronger
    Douglas fir spars and reduce the weight like Great Lakes and Fairchild did by routing them. I
    know the FAA doe...

  • Posted in thread: "The end of Spruce spar stock" (& typos) on 12-02-2017 at 12:08 AM
    I just tried ordering two spar blanks for a Waco wing from Wicks. I was told they don’t
    sell spar material anymore because it created too much waste. That didn’t make sense to
    me but he to...

  • Posted in thread: Acro Sport plans on 11-17-2017 at 01:50 AM
    Her son Chris holds the Acro Sport forum at Oshkosh every year. He still was using the PO Box
    462, Hales Corners, WI 53130 address last summer. He had some other contact info at the forum
    but I can...

  • Posted in thread: Starduster landing gear attachment on 11-15-2017 at 01:30 AM
    Larry the cable guy!!! and you have incriminating photo evidence that he can work on an
    airplane. I've known Larry for several years. He's an interesting guy and true artist. He
    invited a few of us to...

  • Posted in thread: Horizontal Sump on 11-14-2017 at 06:10 PM
    Ben, love the color. It matches the yellow on my GO-300 in my C-175!