A Stitts Skycoupe Restoration Project

The Stitts Skycoupe is also known as Stitts SA7 D

Monday, May 7, 2012

Work Session - 5/4/2012

Terry, J-P and Kent added some small tape reinforcements to the horizontal stabilizer.  Next comes the silver coat, which will hopefully start this week with cooler weather forecasted.   

The seat bottom and back have been mocked up with plywood and butt-tested by many BCAC members.   The angles and dimensions used are very close to those on Terry's RV-9 and corresponded with "best-practices" from leading textbooks on aircraft design.   Next comes fabrication of the seat bottom and back as well as the seat cushions.

Terry adds a small reinforcement tape to the horizontal stabilizer.

Seat bottom and seat back mocked up and in place.  We gained two additional inches of headroom by dropping the base of the seat back into the original curved seat pan.   Visibility out the front remains good.   Entry and exit remains a challenge, c'est la vie! 

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