H.O. Aircraft, Inc.
Specializing in Antique & Warbird Aircraft Restorations
1947 Beech Staggerwing G17S
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1947 Beech Staggerwing G17S
After spending much of its life here in Minnesota, this rare 'G' model Staggerwing was recently sold to a new owner in New Zealand.  Before preparing her for shipment to her new home, the owner wants us to give her some new fabric with a fresh coat of paint.  Her new owner is excited to show her off over the skies of New Zealand!
Panel removed. Awaiting new glass panel.Old firewallNew mirrored stainless firewall frameNew mirrored stainless firewallBottom half of newly fabricated mirror ss firewallGround planes being fabricated for avionics antennasAvionics antenna ground planeMisc FWF parts newly paintedGPU plug addedNew panel cut-out taking shapeNew panel coming togetherNew panelAvionics wiringFresh OH'd P&W R-985Fresh ceramic coated exhaustEngine ready to hangEngine hungP&W R-985 installed on aircraftMisc sheet metal pieces paint strippedPrimed sheet metal piecesFresh paint on sheet metal piecesFreshly painted cowlPainted sheet metal piecesShoulder harness bracket fabricationShoulder harness bracket fabricationRear seat shoulder harness bracket fabricationNew fabric starting to be appliedPrimer coat is onBase coat is onMasked for stripesBird striping painted on engine cowl.Inside of cowl painted