Yearly Archives: 2012

Custom V-77

December, 20th | Posted by Ben

We can all probably agree that fitting up a R-985 to the V-77 is all around a good deal. We want to try and keep a balance between custom and period correct even though the 77 is military and we … Continue reading

Super V-77

November, 27th | Posted by Ben

We’re achieving rapid progress on the custom Stinson V-77 remanufacture. The biggest challenge is the installation of the 450hp R-985 whereas the aircraft originally had the 300hp Lycoming installed. The attached gallery shows some new and older progress photos. The … Continue reading

N30102 Update

November, 27th | Posted by Ben

Some more progress photos.  In the gallery posted here you can see; the new wings laid out and ready for installation, Dan laying out the fuselage trim, new center section with new fuel tanks, a fresh W-670 supplied by Air Repair … Continue reading

UPF-7 N30102 Update

November, 14th | Posted by Ben

We’re on the march to completion of UPF-7 N30102. As of today covering is about complete on the fuselage and all the flight surfaces are into color. The paint booth sure has been busy! The gallery below has some shots … Continue reading

Beechcraft Party

October, 24th | Posted by Ben

Last weekend we had the pleasure of once again attending the Beech party. This a wonderful event held in Tullahoma Tennessee at the Beechcraft Heritage Museum  ALL types of Beech Aircraft are present from Staggerwings to King Airs. Not only are the facilities … Continue reading

Fall Colors

October, 22nd | Posted by Ben

Here’s a photo from some time ago of a UPF-7 we did. Thought we would share a seasonal photo from the archives.

Stearman to France

October, 16th | Posted by Ben

Last Thursday we containerized another Stearman. The day prior was spent dismantling and preparing the aircraft. With perfect fitting metal and wood  fixtures fabricated ahead of time things went very smooth. Once the container was on site the team had … Continue reading

UPF-7 Progress

October, 10th | Posted by Ben

Among the Stinsons we’ve been working on a  UPF-7 re-manufacture that’s had quite a bit of progress. Of course its all new everywhere possible. The pre-cover assembly is complete and we are now onto sheet metal fit and fab to replace the old with … Continue reading

New RARE Blog

September, 12th | Posted by Ben

We will be now using our new web-site based blog here on the RARE Aircraft site. The old Blogger site will eventually close however, we will be re-posting some of the more popular posts here on the new blog. We hope … Continue reading

Waco Cross Country

July, 14th | Posted by Clearsite

What a way to kick off summer. As mentioned in the last post a two ship Waco Cross Country adventure went down over a 17 day period. Ship #1 N29904 departed Wausau Wisconsin the evening of May 13th. Over the … Continue reading