H.O. Aircraft, Inc.
Specializing in Antique & Warbird Aircraft Restoration
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Installing the "King Cub" 210 hp engine conversion on the Piper PA-18 Super Cub.  The conversion consists of the Lycoming IO-390 engine and MT Constant Speed propeller. 
PA-18 Wide Body frameFront toe brake weldments welded inRear toe brake weldments welded inSteel bottom stringer welded inSide stringers installed and paintedSide stringers installed and paintedNew stainless steel firewall being fabricatedStainless firewallEngine mount hungIO-390 Engine hungNew floorboards cut & fitFront toe brakes installedNose Bowl fitBoot Cowl - formed & fitBoot Cowl & Cowl - formed & fitInterior panels - fabricated, painted & fitRear seat storage compartmentToe brake installBaggage access doorAccess doorFloat pump, battery, ELT, strobe boxInsulation installedFabric installationNew fabricFuselage ready for primer and paintFuselage primedFuselage painting beginsFuselage painting continuesBase coat painting is done, next step clear coatFuselage clear coatedFuselage clear coatedPanel cut-outPanel painted3-inch extended gear painted3" extended gear installedWings primedPanel installedTail group installedHeat vent ducting for pilot/passenger heat ventsGlareshield fabricationGlareshield finishedPainting cowling piecesNose Bowl & Cowling installationLED strobe light installed in wing-tipMT reversing prop installedFloat paintingFloat assembly
King Cub IO-390 Install