C-2N Project Up-date

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C-2N Project Up-date

Post by cmacveigh » Sun Aug 22, 2010 15:20

I just finished all repairs and sprucing up of the wings. I'll start moving the plane to Arlington (WA) airport for the final assembly. Grass runway and lots of open space for potential landings.

It'll be good to see it with the wings on. And then there's the taxi tests. The engine sounds really good. :D

I'll post some better pictures when it really starts looking like an airplane again!

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All that's left is making the windshield and repairing an aileron.
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36 feet of wing... No wonder it has an 11 to 1 glide ratio
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Re: C-2N Project Up-date

Post by kyleb » Sun Aug 22, 2010 15:42

Lookin' good Craig!
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Post by joea » Sun Aug 22, 2010 18:15

Glad to see it Craig!

Keep pushing ahead and this puppy may fly soon!

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Post by cmacveigh » Sun Aug 22, 2010 22:43

I got the left wing moved tonight. NO Induced rash from the transport!!!!!!

I'll do the other wing tomorrow night.
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Post by SFC Hiatt » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:22

If Jodi doesn't mind can I be the first to fly it inverted?

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Post by joea » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:00

I want to watch this! :)

Chris, did you make a deal on the 7FC from Gregg Horrell? If not, then why not! Bet he would take payments!

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Post by SFC Hiatt » Mon Aug 23, 2010 15:58

No deal yet still dealing with Ed on the Tri-Champ I flew to Middletown. Although Ed's easy to deal with.... it my live in girlfriend who won't release the funds just yet.

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Re: C-2N Project Up-date

Post by cmacveigh » Mon Aug 30, 2010 01:29

I got the rest of the plane moved today! I hope to hang the wings tomorrow night.

I actually made the move without damaging anything. Next to zero in on the aileron repair.

More later,
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Post by joea » Mon Aug 30, 2010 07:29

Stop teasing us and put the thing together! :)

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Post by Rafael » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:26

You mean is not put together? Was wondering about the really bi elevators :)
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Post by cmacveigh » Thu Sep 02, 2010 13:11

Well the wings are on and the wires are tight. I still have to do the final rigging. The tail feathers are also on.

I'm finding some hardware that I want to replace. There a few Phillips head screws that I need to replace with some slotted truss head hardware.

I still have a damaged left aileron that I need to finish. I hope to make new skins next week. I have another from a Master, that I'll put on the the meantime to finish the rigging.

I haven't done any taxi tests yet. I want all the controls. That's a big wing for a 428 lb airplane. It'll be fun with a rudderbar and toe brakes. It has cub brakes that were install 40+ years ago. The tail wheel is full swivel/non-steerable. At some point I'm going to put a skid back on it, just to try it out. I think it was Jim Hammond that had a skid on his C-3 at Middletown 4 years ago.

More to Follow...

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The wings still need to be adjusted for final rig. I hid the missing aileron woth the rudder.
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Post by joea » Fri Sep 03, 2010 01:31

Very, very nice!

Cannot wait to see the inflight pics!

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Re: C-2N Project Up-date

Post by cmacveigh » Fri Sep 17, 2010 17:40

The October Smithsonian Air & Space has an article about the C-2. I haven't seen the magazine yet. But the link to the site is:

http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-f ... cakes.html

I supplied a couple of the pictures. The magazine is suppose to have a shot of my plane.

All that's left for mine is a repair to the left aileron (I have a spare that will probably get painted and installed) and the installion of the windscreen. I spent a week in Hood River helping in the restoration shop of the WAAAM Museum, working with Tom Murphy.

Craig

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Post by kyleb » Fri Sep 17, 2010 18:40

cmacveigh wrote:
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I supplied a couple of the pictures. The magazine is suppose to have a shot of my plane.

<snip>

Craig
There is a picture of your airplane. OK, the fuselage of your airplane, with you sitting in the cockpit looking into the camera.
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Post by joea » Fri Sep 17, 2010 23:30

kyleb wrote:
cmacveigh wrote:
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I supplied a couple of the pictures. The magazine is suppose to have a shot of my plane.

<snip>

Craig
There is a picture of your airplane. OK, the fuselage of your airplane, with you sitting in the cockpit looking into the camera.
He does that all the time, and sometimes even without an adult beverage! :)

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