A Stitts Skycoupe Restoration Project

The Stitts Skycoupe is also known as Stitts SA7 D

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hot day at Bear Creek Skunk Works

It was a good day to start wing varnishing as the room where the wings are stowed is air conditioned.
Before dipping our brushes, master technical counselor Terry Gardner noticed that the bolts linking the crossbars to the wing spars were not oriented properly:
"Standard practice is to insert all aircraft bolts either with the bolt threads down, pointing outboard or aft whenever possible. This is done in case the nut should somehow come off; the forces of gravity and inertia will tend to keep the bolt in place"
Correction done!
Then the fun starts:

At the end of the session, the two wings were varnished from head to toes and we too!
The usual suspects participated: Terry, Kent, Andy, Nathan, Tom, Joel, Jim & JP

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