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Posted in thread: Pitts 9-260L "Big Hickey" ? on 11-08-2014 at 07:06 PM
I thought I was fairly well versed with all of Curtiss Pitts aircraft designs. I just stumbled
across the "Big Hickey" (N2280) which he built in 1968. It looks like a interesting traveling
Posted in thread: Vsi on 11-08-2014 at 05:34 AM
Dave,I just pulled one out of my Thorp. Send me your address and I'll get it in the
Posted in thread: Composite tailwheel leafspring on 10-31-2014 at 11:59 PM
The original T-18 tail spring was aluminum. It can be done. Saying that, most T-18's flying
today use steel springs. I have seen some smaller aircraft use cut down "Astro Van" rear axle
Posted in thread: Air France 447 on 10-24-2014 at 01:52 AM
I wish the Asiana pilots would have set the 777 for autoland and went to the bunk, then they
wouldn't hit the seawall. The ILS was out on both 28's or they would have!
Posted in thread: What is this? on 10-20-2014 at 02:50 AM
Those Blanton's are busy guys! Dave and his son Jeff also built my Thorp. They had quite a
fleet when I flew out to Wichita to pick up the T-18. Nice guys and they build a nice airplane.
Posted in thread: Skybolt landing gear on 09-22-2014 at 04:05 AM
Mike,I've got a new set from Steen. I sent you a PM.
Posted in thread: What does everyone do for money? on 07-14-2014 at 04:57 AM
Airline pilot. Two boys, 5 & 7 and a very understanding wife. I've got a pair of flying
airplanes and a couple biplane projects.
Posted in thread: A great day on 07-13-2014 at 10:46 PM
Will,It was nice to meet you and Dave yesterday. Hopefully I'll have a biplane to fly to the
show before too long.Marshall
Posted in thread: Arlington Fly-In on 07-12-2014 at 06:08 AM
Doug ,Sorry I missed you. Again. Had to help out at the kids sports camp today. Hopefully our
paths will cross soon.Marshall
Posted in thread: Arlington Fly-In on 07-11-2014 at 05:09 PM
Is anyone going to be at the fly In tomorrow (Saturday 7/12)? I'm fresh out of flying biplanes
at the moment but I'm going to fly my Thorp in tomorrow. If anyone's around I'd love to meet