Yearly Archives: 2004

/2004

Hunting for the Cotter-pin Hole in the Bolt.

Getting the castle nut started on the bolt or stud, in a place without a lot of finger access  is the first major hurdle to be faced. But finally a couple of threads catch, and with a sigh of relief, I find that I can get a socket on the [...]

By |2016-11-13T09:33:32+00:00February 24th, 2004|Flying-Wire|Comments Off on Hunting for the Cotter-pin Hole in the Bolt.

Competition Results at Galesburg, 2003

SRA President’s  Awards  In recognition of excellence in authenticity and workmanship in the restoration of a U.S. Army Air Corps PT Stearman, Joe Vick, Dublin, Ohio, PT-17 N75SV. In recognition of excellence in authenticity and workmanship in the restoration of a U.S. Navy N2S Stearman, Joe Ferraro, Carmel, Ind.,  N2S-3 N69389.  Awards [...]

By |2016-11-13T09:33:32+00:00February 24th, 2004|Flying-Wire|Comments Off on Competition Results at Galesburg, 2003

Logo Placard for the “Air Maze” Air Filter

The metal disc base for the Air Maze logo on the top of the air filter was made out of steel.  As a result the nameplates rust and the silk screening disappears. I have struggled with how to make it look half way original, and have not come up with [...]

By |2016-11-13T09:33:32+00:00February 23rd, 2004|Flying-Wire|Comments Off on Logo Placard for the “Air Maze” Air Filter

Dawn Patrol at Galesburg, 2003

There was an irritating noise intruding on my dream...what the hell was it? It couldn't be an alarm clock...I just went to bed! I jammed the pillow over my head and burrowed into the bed. Damn! It was still there....  I rolled over and slammed the 'off' button on the [...]

By |2016-11-13T09:33:32+00:00February 23rd, 2004|Flying-Wire|Comments Off on Dawn Patrol at Galesburg, 2003