Stewart 51 Partner LLC
April - June 2019
The Spring Quarter saw slow progress on our condition inspection, such that we do not anticipate getting Doll to Oshkosh this year.  We had removed the prop governor mounting bracket to allow Robert Abernathy to reproduce it for Mike Goransky's engine and our new engine for our respective S51's under construction.  The removal, turnaround, and reinstallation ate some time.

If you are attending Oshkosh this year and want to visit with a few S51 participants, come by the Replica Fighters Association building Wednesday July 24th at 3:00 for a couple of short presentations.  I will update current builders on our parts production progress and Cliff Fitch will unveil a new hydraulic component for the main gear up  lock we will be offering.  We might also have a visit from test pilot Elliot Seguin, who has been flying Rod Bower's S51, his schedule allowing.  Another possible drop-in is a gentleman we are visiting with about assembling our Fast-Build kits.  Join us if you can work it into a busy day at AirVenture.

Bill Keyes might have his turbine S51 up again this year, but will probably be the only realistic prospect to make it this year.  Jim Gohm has had several good flights toward his 40 hours out in Prescott, Arizona.  Cliff Fitch has flown several times lately toward his.  We are getting our condition inspection finished and about to start more ground runs, then reassemble for flight.  Jack Peck is close to making repairs to his main gear.  Parker Miller and Pat Stanley are adding an oil cooler to their project, and are close to flying.    Maybe we'll have a good number of S51's at Oshkosh next year.