Photographs and links to Members' Monocoupe Restoration
Projects: Click the N-Number or "Gen-X" to see the airplane's progress.
1928 Monocoupe Factory Teal Logo
NC8955 and Crew at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
Almost on Her Own Feet
Safely Down! By a Magnificent Crew at ORA
Looks Like She Should Fly
Awaiting Disassembly for Shipping
Arrival at Brandy Hill Farm
Bob, Sr., Mike and Andrew, the Unloaders.
Mike, from ORA, with the Fin and Rudder
Into the Shop
Fuselage Work Area
Wing Storage Area
Bryan, Bob and Lucky
Aileron View, Showing the Model 70 Wing!
Fuselage Before Tear-down
Cole Palen's "Spirit of Old Rhinebeck" Cowl
Opening Side Window Detail
Single, Two-Person Lap Belt and Seat Details
Fabric Off for Inspection
Cockpit and Floorboards Details
Oil Tank, Left View
Forward Tubing Cluster
Front View of the M-55 Velie
Tail Post and Wheel
Lower Longeron Damaged Tubing
Throttle Quadrant Details
Andrew King Logging Quality Time
Lowering NC8955 from the rafters, where it has hung for over 20 years. The beginning of the journey back into the air.
NC8955 rode inside the truck, the Curtiss had to weather the elements on the trailer.
At some point, a 30 foot Model 70 wing was installed, which will be modified to the standard 32 foot wing during the restoration. The wing is in remarkably good shape.
Note the non-original instrument panel, which will be replaced with the Consolidated Cluster. Also, note the sut-off right rudder pedals, which have to be re-fabricated.
Note the patch for a left hand filler neck, even though Monocoupe only used the right filler neck. Wonder if this was an off-the-shelf hardware or auto store item?
Repairs here indicate a flip-over accident in the past, with repairs to the motor mount arms and cockpit struts.
Remarkably well preserved, but in need of a complete overhaul.
The tail spring bracket is original, the steerable tail wheel is not. NC8955 will have the original tailskid when completed.
Evidence of one or more groundloops exist, and corrosion in the lower longerons will mean replacement of the last three bays and tail post. All told, about a dozen tubing sections will need replacing.
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