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    Default Aluminum Repairs on Beech Staggerwing Cowling

    These techniques are as valuable for automotive motorsports as they are for vintage aircraft...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzP3OsJUbj8
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    Default Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing

    For those that may not be familiar with the D17S

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beech_Staggerwing

    and a better pic

    D17S.jpg

    one of the most beautiful biplanes ever built IMHO
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    You ain't wrong. I've always loved that model. Mulligan is nice too. I love the GEE BEES by the Granville Bros. I have an r/c model of the model D. Flies well. One of my favorites is the Travel Air Mystery Ship.
    I also have a Ryan STA special r/c. It was a modified STA and flown by a guy named John Goshnee or something like that. He flew it as a stunt plane. It's painted red and white and has checkerboard on bottom of wing. Another beautifil aircraft. The 30's era were my favorite I think. Radial engines and propellers make my loins burn.
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    A little known fact was where that modified Ryan aircraft came from. My dad sold that aircraft to John Gosney after we had completely modified it. Dad had flown it in numerous airshows when I was a teenager over 40 years ago. I have fond memories of those days. Of welding interest, I clearly remember my dad welding a new modified engine mount for the bigger engine we installed. Dad was an excellent aceytlene welder. He had to be, his life depended on it. Here's a picture of my dad standing next to the airplane with the late Marion Cole in the cockpit.

    Ryan.jpg
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    Wow. That is beautiful. That is exactly the way my r/c plane looks. It was not an easy build. I had to make many things on my own. I believe they used a Menasca (sp?) engine in it. I forget the exact hp. The ailerons were special the way they fit into the rear of the wing. I had to make special hinges for them to pivot correctly. I love spatted pants too.It took me quite to do all the painting and trim but well worth it. Did you guy paint it also and who came up with the paint scheme. When it rolled out, I'll bet it turned some heads.
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    Do you have a picture of it not cropped?. What year was that picture taken?
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    Default Aluminum Repairs on Beech Staggerwing Cowling

    Ok, I'll see what my brother can dig up.
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    Thanks for this thread.
    Ya'll have opened a window to the past, that we seldom get to look through.
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    Cya Frank

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    Aircraft of this era were built with relatively simple materials and tools...
    .... but with copoius amounts of skill, dedication and time...

    always a joy to behold.....

    pls more pics... especially of construction and mods.....
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    Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

    My Blue Stuff:
    Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
    Dynasty 200DX
    Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
    Millermatic 200

    TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus Mills, Lathes & a Rat Tail File..

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