Airplane Restoration

Our generous friend Donald invited us to take a look at the 1955 airplane he is restoring when he learned we were studying planes. Come to find out, he reads this humble blog.

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He created this good-looking plane

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out of two heaps of junk and plenty of odd parts, including this helicopter engine.

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He explained the frame is covered by a cloth that is painted several times with different materials. It is not aluminum like we’d assumed.

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He expects it to be ready to fly this summer. Maybe once he gets the propeller on he’ll give us a tour from the sky.

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In the meantime, sitting in the cockpit is a load of fun!

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Thanks, Donald, for sharing your special project and your time with us.

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2 responses to “Airplane Restoration

  1. Maybe is doesn’t take “a village” to raise a family, but there are CERTAINLY some blessings associated with those who come alongside us in our efforts!! What a fun day.

  2. what a great treat, is this the sky park in Essex,off of Back River Neck Rd. It looks familiar.

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