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Cameron's Skyote Build Thread


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Feb 1, 2007
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Well, here we go again...

I picked this project up about 20 miles from my house in Frankfort, KY. I've been on the lookout for another project for a while when I remembered that an acquaintance had a Skyote really close to home. I didn't really know much about the Skyote, but the more I looked at it, the more I liked it so here we are.

They're really cool little airplanes, designed to be as light as possible and also fly very nicely. Bob Hoover and Bud Davisson both gave glowing pilot reports of it. Empty weight should be about 600lbs.

This particular project is pretty far along. The wing panels are nearly ready for cover. I still need to build the ailerons and the center section. Fuselage and tail feathers is all welded up and on the gear. So far, everything I've measured has been super straight. Still needs the Sheetmetal skins fabricated, controls rigged, and a bunch of other little items completed. The project came with a bunch of hardware and a bazillion little brackets. I still don't know what half of them are for. I've got a couple O-200 cases modified to accept a -8 accessory case and even an Ex-Cello fuel injection. I'd never even heard of one?

I'm still getting my feet wet on this, I just picked it up last night. I've still got some work on my new shop before I can really start on the airplane. I've also got to spend some time studying the plans beforehand as well. This might be a 2-20 year project.


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