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Brake Assembly and Wheel Pants

Posted in Grove Brakes, Super Stinker X, Wheel Pants with tags , , , , , on December 2, 2013 by mars58

Been spending some time assembling the brakes and fitting the left wheel pant. Took me a little while to get the assembly all worked out and now it’s a matter of getting the wheel pant aligned properly aesthetically and aerodynamically.


The Doldrums…

Posted in Cowling, Super Stinker X with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2013 by mars58









IMAG0467So, I am knee deep into the details. Building sub components were one thing and “Aircraft Assembly” is daunting at times. Thankfully, just like everything else, getting my private pilots license, competing in the IAC, heck building this plane, the deeper you get, the more you learn and more importantly (the most fun part), the more you do, the easier it gets.

Most of July and August, I have been practically memorizing Aircraft Assembly, putting together order lists down to the nut, washer and bolt, finalizing the last bits and pieces to get the complete control system hooked up and working. We also started fitting the cowl and completing the upper ailerons.

I have met with our local DAR, Joe Gauthier, who will be inspecting and ultimately giving me my airworthiness certificate. He has helped me to start thinking about the mountain of paperwork that I am going to need to satisfy the FAA.

And on Two high notes I have ordered my Prop, thanks to Whirl Wind Aviation and should be receiving my Sky Dynamics light weight sump, intake as well as the 6 into 1 exhaust soon.

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.











The Fuselage is Coming Together

Posted in Fuselage, Super Stinker X with tags , , , , , , on February 19, 2012 by mars58

Things are starting to shape up on the fuselage. We mounted the Specialty Aero canopy and forward panel. All the formers are in place and we mounted most of the tabs. Here are a few shots of the formers and some of the panel templates.

S.O.B – Merry Christmas to me!

Posted in Fuselage, Super Stinker X, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on December 16, 2011 by mars58

Last Tuesday 12/6 the Canopy and Cowling arrived. I have been trying not to think to much about it since then, until tonight! OH yeah Ron, buckle in and enjoy the ride cause this MoFo is starting to get good. 😉

Special Thanks to Steve Wolf and Tony Horvath at Specialty Aero. The cowling is awesome, the canopy… Well the pictures don’t do justice to how cool it really was to see. Since the right wing was done, it only made sense to pull the wings off the table and throw the fuse up for a little look. All of a sudden and for the first time you can see some shape to the fuse. The canopy comes with the front panel, from the cabanes back. Under which will sit the instrument panel and what the canopy closes on. So you can see the distance between the Top wing and the top of the fuselage. The B is much taller and feels that way. The 1-11, with top wing right there, it makes it feel like one hot little ride.

Wolf Mount and Gear Arrive

Posted in Fuselage, Super Stinker X with tags , , , , , , on March 17, 2009 by mars58

The Mount and Rod Gear arrived today from Wolf Aircraft. Pieces look awesome!!!

First Wolf Modifications Arrive

Posted in Bottom Wing, Super Stinker X with tags , , , , , on March 16, 2009 by mars58

I have been working with Steve Wolf, from Wolf Aricraft, to modify the S1-11 wings to bring them into the new Millennium. This includes, longer ailerons, square and swept wing tips and three hinge points. My wings will resemble one of my heros planes Jim LeRoy’s BullDog II.

I have also selected Steve’s engine mount with the rod gear modification, which will resemble Sean Tucker’s Oracle Challenger gear legs. The mount is on the road now, so I will hopefully see that this week.

Steve has been great to work with and very reasonable.

We have cranked out some more ribs and now that we have the lower win mods we can get cranking on the spars etc.

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