N5788B Sunday Knight Twister restoration

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Re: N5788B Sunday Knight Twister restoration

Postby Raceair » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:12 pm

No progress here, glad you are resurrecting that bird...
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Re: N5788B Sunday Knight Twister restoration

Postby wasone1 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:13 pm

Not much here yet, Wayne Parrish former owner of N1162 had the original plans the brothers used to the build the N1162 and has been gracious enough to let me have them! I thought that is sort of neat, not many times are original plans and aircraft kept together and being it was built in 1953 adds a little more to the history of the aircraft, and 50 cents buys you a cup of coffee! I hope to really get busy as soon as it warms up.
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Re: N5788B Sunday Knight Twister restoration

Postby chris mc » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:18 pm

That is a good bit of news, wish I had the plans 88B is built from.
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Re: N5788B Sunday Knight Twister restoration

Postby chris mc » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:50 am

It's hotter than Hades here in TUS, so we left before Father's Day weekend for SoCal and won't return until the end of the month. Len is still on Pat's S-1 and looks to be on target for fall 2017 for the wings.

I bought a Haigh tailwheel, and a Christen wobble pump off of the internet classifieds but really haven't been out to work on the airplane this year, yet.

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Re: N5788B Sunday Knight Twister restoration

Postby chris mc » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:20 pm

Hi Guys,
My Knight Twister is in Queen Creek and Len's getting the wings rebuilt. He posted a ton of pictures on Facebook installing the Steen 8 foot birch 1/16th leading edges the other night. The whole of the leading edges should be on, and then on to the inter-spar sheeting, then the trailing edge sheeting which will be 1/16th mahogany. No open bays on the wings.
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Re: N5788B Sunday Knight Twister restoration

Postby chris mc » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:48 am

Top wing is sheeted except for cutout area, mahogany looks great.
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Re: N5788B Sunday Knight Twister restoration

Postby chris mc » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:13 pm

Knight Twister wings completed.
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Re: N5788B Sunday Knight Twister restoration

Postby chris mc » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:21 pm

Tail coming together.
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Re: N5788B Sunday Knight Twister restoration

Postby chris mc » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:24 pm

Me in airplane, Len working out tail details to come...
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