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Left Wing and Aileron

Posted in Ailerons, Bottom Wing, Covering, Stewart System, Super Stinker X with tags , , , , on August 29, 2016 by mars58

Some final pics of the aileron and wing together, now the fun begins, stitching…

First Wing Skinned!

Posted in Bottom Wing, Covering, Stewart System, Super Stinker X with tags , , , , , , on August 27, 2016 by mars58

Well, the top layer went on nicely, put the initial shrink on it to 250 degrees, cove looks good so far. Feels pretty good to see this wing shaping up. Next, I will wrap the aileron and if my clearances are good then it’s time for a stitching party!  🙂

Finally Covering a Wing

Posted in Bottom Wing, Covering, Stewarts System, Super Stinker X with tags , , , , on August 25, 2016 by mars58

Well, it’s been a while, most of the summer, but I have finally gotten back to making some progress. Here are some pics of the first skin (bottom) of the lower left wing covering process. Tomorrow I finish the glue up and shrink, then apply the top fabric.

First Wing Cove is Finally Done

Posted in Ailerons, Bottom Wing, Lower wing cove, Super Stinker X with tags , on June 18, 2015 by mars58

I finally got around to gluing up the rest of the lower left wing aileron cove.20150615_215121 20150617_143715 20150617_143721 20150617_150306 20150618_134604

Lower Wing Aileron Coves

Posted in Bottom Wing, Super Stinker X with tags , , , , , , on October 17, 2014 by mars58

I’ve been working on the lower wing aileron coves. I decided to go with wood coves instead of aluminum. It’s been a lot of detail work sanding out the correct radius and getting the correct clearances that will allow for paint and covering. Here are a few pics. The first is the drawing for the aluminum coves. Main takeaway is the 2.38 radius and the 1.77 height of the top and bottom of the cove.

Cove and Aileron Dimensions

Cove and Aileron Dimensions





Looking Like an Pitts

Posted in Bottom Wing, Empennage, Fuselage, Super Stinker X, Top Wing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2013 by mars58

You have to forgive me, the words are overcome by excitement. Since this project started I have been holstering my excitement knowing just how long of a haul it was going to be. But looking at her standing on her own for the first time, power plant in place, tail, wings, etc. I am left kinda speechless. We still have a long way to go; electronics, firewall forward, covering and paint, etc. But I can’t help to take a breath and enjoy this stage for a few seconds. I hope you enjoy the pics as much.











Looks Whats Coming Home

Posted in Bottom Wing, Leading Edges, Super Stinker X, Top Wing with tags , , , , , , on February 1, 2013 by mars58

So tonight we finished up the work on the wings and their time at Daves shop has come to an end. Soon they will be making their trip home where we can do the final prep, cover and paint. There is still a lot of work to do but I am excited to have them a few steps away and to start the long walk down the final stretch that will result in a flying airplane.

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