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GENERAL INFO
WINGS
  · Hale used to offer routed spars. Why are they no longer available?
  · Why are laminated spars stronger than solid wood?
  · What are the tradeoffs between built-up and routed-ply wing ribs?
  · What are the tradeoffs between aluminum and ply leading edges?
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  · I bought a project and the fuselage is an inch shorter than the plans. Is this a problem?
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PITTS MODEL 14
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  · When will parts kits for the Pitts Model 14 be available?
  · When will plans for the Pitts Model 14 be available?
SKYBOLT
GENERAL INFO
  · I understand the Skybolt Radial drawings have been done for some time. It seems you guys are holding back on them. What's up?
  · What are the historical engineering changes for the original Skybolt?
WINGS
  · Can the new three-piece wing be used with an existing Skybolt fuselage project or rebuild?
  · Can an existing upper wing be adapted for use in the three-section wing?
  · Can an existing wing set be used to construct a three-section wing for the Skybolt Radial having a 2250 gross weight?
  · What are the advantages of the new three-section wing for the Skybolt?
  · Can standard Skybolt wing wire sets be used with the Skybolt Delta or Radial.

PITTS MODEL 14 - GENERAL INFO     
  General Pitts Model 14 info
 
When will parts kits for the Pitts Model 14 be available?

  07/25/03
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Flatwork parts, fuse and tail feather jigs and pre-formed tubing kits will be available shortly. The tubing kit comes already formed for the cluster intersections and ready to tack up. Both tacked and finish-welded fuselages will be available.

 
When will plans for the Pitts Model 14 be available?

  07/25/03
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Steen Aero is now releasing a select few sets of plans to qualified builders who wish to share in this exciting adventure and build in parallel with the factory. We ask that you have previous experience in building wood, tube and fabric, ideally aerobatic biplanes. The fuselage plans are complete, and the wing plans are nearing completion. General unrestricted availability of plans and parts will be six to nine months.



 
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