N2935D Makeover Debut

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Re: N2935D Makeover Debut

Postby GAHorn » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:04 pm

While splitting hairs.... Hey Rusty! Where are your original "Cessna" keys?

(Hint: contact me with a mailing address) :wink:
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Re: N2935D Makeover Debut

Postby rusty » Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:20 am

Thank You for the very nice comments. I really apperciate them. I would also like to send a special thank you to George and Nancy Hamm who opened up their hanagar for the party. Nancy worked her magic and took some beautifull photo's of the airplane. Thanks Nancy! The one who really made this all possible is Brent Bitikofer. Brent owns and operates Sun Aviation in Gardner, KS. K34 Brent overhauled the engine and painted the trim stripes on the airplane. Thank you Brent for and oustanding job.

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Re: N2935D Makeover Debut

Postby n2582d » Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:25 pm

rusty wrote: The one who really made this all possible is Brent Bitikofer. Brent owns and operates Sun Aviation in Gardner, KS. K34 Brent overhauled the engine and painted the trim stripes on the airplane. Thank you Brent for and oustanding job.
Now how are we supposed to admire Brents work without some pictures of the engine? :lol: Seriously, that is jaw-dropping beautiful.
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Re: N2935D Makeover Debut

Postby rusty » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:15 pm

Engine pix as requested...
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Re: N2935D Makeover Debut

Postby Brad Brady » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:23 am

WOW! That's a beautiful plane!
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Re: N2935D Makeover Debut

Postby russfarris » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:03 am

Aryana wrote:Very nice! What were the original colors when new? I like the gray case with black cylinders and valve covers.


That's what you see - the original colors. The Continental Gold didn't appear until the 1960s.

That's the 170 of my dreams, right there...It would look great in my hangarwith my turquoise 1964 Studebaker Avanti under the wing!

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Re: N2935D Makeover Debut

Postby Bruce Fenstermacher » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:10 am

All I've got to say is George better get to polishing his plane or should this airplane ever show up at a convention he'll be competing in the Rat Plane Category (and not doing very well). :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: N2935D Makeover Debut

Postby 170C » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:03 am

Rusty's plane was really nice before he did all this work on it. It would likely have gotten a Peoples Choice award before all his work. Everyone should have a chance to see it now. I am looking forward to seeing it in the flesh myself now that its finished. Rusty, it may be too nice to fly now. Seriously, congrats on a beautiful 170 :!:
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Re: N2935D Makeover Debut

Postby LBPilot82 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:45 am

And here I thought I had a nice 170....

VERY NICE INDEED!!!!!
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Re: N2935D Makeover Debut

Postby johneeb » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:03 am

Rusty,
Wow again for very nice engine compartment to go with the great exterior.

I had an expensive lesson when the rear baffle on my airplane broke and moved back allowing the cooling air to escape and not pass over the number 3 cylinder overheating the cylinder and seizing the piston rings. I notice that your engine baffling is missing the same rear baffle supports that mine was when I had the mentioned problem. The baffle I am referring to is IPC page 92 item number 28.


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Re: N2935D Makeover Debut

Postby russfarris » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:45 am

Thanks for the heads up John, now I need to check the 172 and make sure those are installed.

Rusty, that gauge marked "vacuum" has to be manifold pressure, correct? I don't see a venturi on your airplane.

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Re: N2935D Makeover Debut

Postby rusty » Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:48 pm

Russ you are correct, its on my list to change. One other note all logs are complete, have the original delivery sheet. No damage history, aircraft went to california new Long Beach. It spent from 1960 to 2002 in Redlands California. One owner from 1960 - 2002. Then to Decatur Texas 2002- July 2009. Addison Texas 2009- February 2010. February 2010 off to the Hicks Airport FT. Worth Texas My home airport T-67. Total of five owners.
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Re: N2935D Makeover Debut

Postby cessna170bdriver » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:14 am

Congratulations to Rusty for N2935D winning the Gold Lindy (Grand Champion) for Classic Aircraft at Oshkosh!
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Re: N2935D Makeover Debut

Postby brian.olson » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:55 am

Congratulations on such a well-deserved award! It looked stunning sitting at Oshkosh!
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Re: N2935D Makeover Debut

Postby 170C » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:22 pm

Congratulations Rusty! A well deserved award. I knew once you allowed your 170 to be judged that it would be a winner. Hopefully you can bring it to the 2019 convention in Newton. KS.
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