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February 1, 2016

John Ostmyer tore down the Champ engine which revelaed some unpleseant surprises.  The cam is shot. The bearings have seen better days and the front bearing has a nasty gouge. The symptoms were low power, low oil pressure and high oil temp.  However on the bright side...

January 17, 2016

The Skunk Works Team is humming along with the Champ project in the nice heated hanger.  We could always use more help.  We'll be back at it this Thurrdsday night.

 

August 28, 2015

Our band of Elves have been hard at work in Hangar 16 learning the art of welding from Marvin Story, hanging the engine on the Wag-a-bond, and assembling the second wing of the Champ.  The FAA sent our registration for the Wag-a-bond and we now have the N number of "16...

August 16, 2015

 

 

Late last month the chapter board of directors voted to accept an offer we had to trade our Pietenpol project (less engine), for an Aeronca Champ project, also needing an engine.  The board approved the trade subject to the approval from the family of Jack Fries, the...

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