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Thread: 1949 Clipper Restoration

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    Default 1949 Clipper Restoration

    Found this website about a 1949 Clipper being restored.

    http://1949clipper.blogspot.com

    It had some decent pictures of how they installed the bungees.

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    Default Re: 1949 Clipper Restoration

    Interesting, they must have decided to not install the back seats, that was not a wise decision to weld up the back door and not have one. I wonder if they ever got it flying, last post is years ago
    Last edited by SMO22; 02-09-2019 at 11:18 AM.

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    Default Re: 1949 Clipper Restoration

    too bad they never shared the N-number. I've used that airport NK71 as an alternate on a CAP sortie, thought it looked familiar. Props to those guys starting a project like that, more gumption than some of us... Cheers, Donn

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    Default Re: 1949 Clipper Restoration

    I believe I have read stories in the SWPC news from the NE chapter and I think that clipper is referenced. So, I think they got it done

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    Default Re: 1949 Clipper Restoration

    might have welded up the back door to help get the left front door approved if it were not an STC
    "Progress is our most important problem"

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    Default Re: 1949 Clipper Restoration

    When I put in my left side door in the 80's using the "Day and Night" STC with the fuselage stripped I was not comfortable with two large holes on one side of the plane. So, I closed in the rear door. I have since reopened the left rear door and beefed up the openings on a field approval. I also got rid the diagonal brace required in both left door STC's to get easier access.
    "You can only tie the record for flying low."

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