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Michael Samson
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10/10/2020 8:57 pm  
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 It took 2 days to fit that side panel. I would hate to pay someone to do that. The panel interfered with the rudder pedal and that took some work to fix. The metal trim takes some time too. Wonder what happened to the OEM trim?


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Michael Samson
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10/10/2020 9:04 pm  
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The panel is made from phenolic. The big empty space is for an iPad mini on some sort of mount


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Michael Samson
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15/10/2020 9:43 pm  

The interior is finished. I'm leaving the seats out for now.

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 I've never had a plane with a nice interior before. I didn't use any insulation! I still have an image of the rats nest in the wing root.


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Dennis Crenshaw
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17/10/2020 12:33 am  

Very nice, Michael!  I like your door holder openers.


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Michael Samson
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17/10/2020 12:53 am  

I open and close the doors a lot, the

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 Left door sounds 80. The right door sounds very nice. I like to open and close it.

 Because I used a big spray gun I wasted enough paint to need another pint of red paint just to do this trim, $44. More than a cheap touch up gun.


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Michael Samson
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17/10/2020 6:28 pm  

Most of the paint job is is 20 years old, It has always been inside. I see no difference in the old and new Stitts. The red paint on the boot cowl is old acrylic enamel with some flattener to match the Poly Tone. I am no longer into flattener, anything that shines is great.

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Michael Samson
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19/10/2020 6:55 pm  
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 I took some liberty with the logo and used the type style from the cowling and rudder pedals.


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Michael Samson
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20/10/2020 9:21 pm  

These planes were called "struggle buggies". This model had an 80hp Contential, must have been a dog..

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O-235's run really smooth and have enough power, but parts are getting harder to find and more expensive. There is enough room behind the engine to put a six cylinder in there! 


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Dennis Crenshaw
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22/10/2020 1:03 am  

@ecos36gmail-com  The 10A's were also known as Ground Lovers, Michael.  The 10A with the 90 Franklin must not have been much of an improvement over the straight 10.  


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Michael Samson
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22/10/2020 2:42 am  

 I had a homebuilt with a 90 Franklin. It was the only good thing about the plane.

  I've heard that an early Stinson with a 150 Lyc is like a Super Cub. I would guess better than, nicer inside anyway.


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