Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It Flies!

Yep, believe it or not, it really flies. Quite boring for a mechanic actually, only a couple little items to take care of. I'm sorry that the project is over, yet thankful and blessed to be a part of something so fantastic. I offer a hearty Thank You to every single person who offered a word of encouragement. The list would be so long as to absorb google's bandwidth, so I'll just say that you know who you are.

Take care of the old sweetheart. She's a beauty.

I leave you with this video of the first flight of N8419 in about 7 years:

Monday, July 6, 2009

Update 31

Heck, a few more updates and this blog will be almost as old as I am!

I know that I've been neglecting my faithful readers, so here's something to keep you hangin' on:

What more could we need? Gas? Nicer Weather? Pilots? Runway in front of us? Altitude above us?

I've been busy on more than just assembling this beauty of late, but have not forgotten her...

Hang in there with me, won't you?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Update 30 1/2

Here is some additional Trimotor imagery for your viewing pleasure:

Some results of the interior decorating being accomplished here in Alma

Seating accommodations for the "Cabin People"

It's time for a weigh in...

as you may guess, we're almost there...

many little items remain, of course. We'll see just how "little" they are as they are tackled, one by one.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Update 30

The latest pics of our favorite 3 motored airplane:

Ready to emerge...

This will be the first time N8419 passes through the hangar doors while sporting it's wings.

I hope my measurements are close enough...

yep, guess they were...
looks ready for passengers.

(it isn't) yet ;-)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Update 29

I must apologize for the lack of updates. As you can see, I've been up to some things here in Alma:

"If you love me, give me wings"
OK, now that was corny. I'll stop now, I promise...

The most common question is: "Will it fit through the door?"
My answer:

Does anyone have a sawzall?
For the door, of course.... *rolleyes*

Friday, May 1, 2009

Update 28

Update Twenty-eight brought to you by:


Runs well. I've already fixed the few little items that were discovered on the runup. Couple of large items to go, then lots and lots of little items. Lots of 'em. Did I mention Lots?

Monday, April 20, 2009

update 27

Welcome to update number Twenty-Seven.

more pics for your perusal:
Found this the other day:
I'll blow it apart the rest of the way to see why the hardware is all loose...
Installed the comm antennas...

Only a little more wire left to install:

Not sure how to fit it all in here though...

Again, Kidding you!

See you next week. Same Trimotor Channel