C-2N Project Up-date

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Re: C-2N Project Up-date

Post by Rafael » Mon Sep 27, 2010 09:35

The problem is when he starts making airplane noises after some adult beverages :)
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Re: C-2N Project Up-date

Post by cmacveigh » Wed Oct 20, 2010 21:53

I took a couple more pictures last week. It's getting close!!!

By the way, I make engine noises even when the engine is running!
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Re: C-2N Project Up-date

Post by Rafael » Thu Oct 21, 2010 09:54

Beautifull!!!, Hey can I be your lost son from Spain? Im ready for adoption....dad
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Re: C-2N Project Up-date

Post by joea » Thu Oct 21, 2010 23:51

Boy, is looking very good!

Keep going!

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Re: C-2N Project Up-date

Post by David Johnson » Fri Oct 22, 2010 04:34

Craig, that is pretty. You gotta give us a video of it flying. I can almost hear the 2 cylinder Aeronca engine running from Georgia! David J.

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Re: C-2N Project Up-date

Post by cmacveigh » Wed May 09, 2012 12:21

It's been awhile since my last update. It's close, but we all know that the last 10% takes 90% of the time. It's together enought that I've got a good bit of taxi time and the engine is running perfect!!!! It was on display at Arlington last year

The last piece of the puzzle is replacing some skin on an aileron. I hate to say how many hours (years) I have in this. I've been trying to figure out how to best make the skins for a long time. Trial and error along with some old articles I think the only reason the C-2 and C-3 had metal ailerons, was that they took over the hangar (#4 at Lunken), that was the Flamingo Metal Aircraft factory. I bet they had a whole bunch of corregated Aluminum and tooling sitting there.

More to follow in the near future!!!! First flight is nearer every day!!!

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New aileron skin getting riveted in place. More bends than Carter has liver pills!!!!!!
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C-2N is in good company with the Boeing Model 40 at Arlington 2011.
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C-2N out playing in the open field.
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Re: C-2N Project Up-date

Post by Matt » Wed May 09, 2012 14:16

Fantastic, Craig!

Wow, looks like the fabrication of that left aileron afforded a bit of time... But very nice work, congratulations!
Will you bring or fly her to Middletown in June? Would love to watch and hear you take off for a hop around the patch. Have never seen a C-2 or C-3 in reality, before.

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Post by cmacveigh » Fri May 11, 2012 22:45

Matt,
thanks for the encouragement! Along with getting good at rivets, I'm also getting good at drilling out rivets!!

I thought I would put a couple more pics out on the site. I hope to have the aileron done this weekend and then it's final rig check and Annual.

My dream is to get this to Middletown, but I'm in Seattle and June is upon us!! I will be there, but everyone I know would rather see the plane more than seeing me. I completely understand that!!!

Craig
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Me and my 81 year old girl friend. Special thanks to John Houser for his help.
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Re: C-2N Project Up-date

Post by Matt » Sat May 19, 2012 11:24

Take your time, Craig,

No sense in rushing things and putting yourself under pressure.
Once your C-2N is safely flying, it won't matter, if you brought it to Middletown 2012 or 2014.

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Post by c-3 » Tue May 29, 2012 22:22

hi craig. the new aileron skin looks great. shure wish my pc-2 project had ailerons as nice as yours. greg dart

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Re: C-2N Project Up-date

Post by cmacveigh » Wed May 30, 2012 15:55

Greg,
Good talking to you. I'll be happy to help with your aileron.

Keep up the good work. I'll get you some better pictures of my project. I'll also get some better ones on this site.

Craig

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Re: C-2N Project Up-date

Post by Matt » Thu Aug 30, 2012 05:27

Craig

It was a real treat for us to witness your C-2 flights at Middletown. Congratulations on a wonderful achievement!
To honor it, I have posted a picture of NC11276 on the title page of our website, during yesterday's update.

http://www.n1331h.com

All the best from Switzerland

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