I have a new Sensenich prop to put on soon. A nearby shop will then balance it.
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This is November 2018 after 1:20 flying on a beautiful day with not a ripple.
The plane is back home after about 14 months with Billy Carter in NC.
New controls for carb heat, mixture and throttle (installed 2014-2018).
A Concorde battery is under the pilot seat. It was installed new 2016.
Custom glareshield (2017 by Jan).
Custom headliner (2017 by Jan).
Much of this interior work was performed by Jan Nichols. Outstanding!
Shoulder harness is STC.
Rudder bungee trim system installed (2017).
Billy Carter does a great job!
Back seats aren't used so stored in a bucket.
Floors and interior cleaned and polished (2018) by Jan Nichols.
The engine was sent for overhaul by Chris Collum at Airworx February 2016 and returned May.
A Franklin 165. It doesn't get any better than this.
Airplane and engine history as best as I could determine. I have every log page except page one. It's all on two pdf files at least 20MB.
I track time with a spreadsheet I programed.
My research before I bought it.
Engine data tag.
It's a heavy case.
Oil cooler was flushed and cleaned 2015. It's a STC.
We installed the Reiff Preheat System (metal plates front and rear of cooler). It works great!
Exhaust pipes were custom made.
The oil and filter are changed every 25 hours or four months, whichever occurs first.
Airwolf Oil Filter system installed (2016), a STC.
Billy Carter split the nose bowl for me (a Form 337).
The entire front was re-painted and Jan made a custom decal. Thank you Jan!
Since overhaul, the engine has used only ethanol free auto fuel. A STC.
A newly overhauled engine gets overhauled mags and Slick harness M7502-72.
Billy Carter installed new tires/tubes 2018. They're a STC.
Plug to the preheat system.
Starter was sent out in 2018. It was either rebuilt or a replacement sent (don't recall). Installed by Billy Carter.
In the hangar, the nose is covered. In summer, helps keep critters out and dust off. In winter, it's ready for preheat.
On each tire is a bag of something to keep mice away. It smells good but mice apparently hate it.
Almost all the stains on the wood are from the previous aircraft that parked here, a WACO.
The previous owner recovered the plane and did some interior work during the period of 2011-2012.
The previous look.
A severe storm knocked a wall against the tail at Billy Carter's place Spring of 2018 (and caused damage throughout the Mocksville area). He fixed the vertical stabilizer and rudder. Both elevators are new old stock (he rebuilt them). The horizontal stabilizer was one he had rebuilt to use on his own project Stinson.
Accidents happen, that's what insurance is for. An unusually strong storm for sure.
Right stab and elevator took the brunt of it. This was a Piper type elevator with the V ridge look. The replacement is an original (see the first photos).
Wall had tilted onto top of the tail.
Left elevator was pushed into the opposite wall.
The tail was knocked out of the track.
And now she's beautiful again and flying great! Thank you Billy Carter. Thank you Jan.
June 2019 during a Young Eagles break.