Globe Temco Swift
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Swift N80919 s/n 1112
When this project arrived, it had not flown in many years. It was in experimental category to show compliance for
the modifications that had been made. The non approved items were removed and the journey to return the plane to
standard category was begun. The wheel wells and gear were stripped and painted, the horizontal and vertical were
rebuilt, new glass was installed, the 210 Continental was reinstalled with Merlyn's mount and STC. The prop was overhauled.
Items that were added to the project include: Aeroplane Factory dual sticks, electric elevator trim, and machined stall strips.
Wing aux tanks and gross weight increase were also installed. A new panel was fabricated for the new avionics.
The avionics included two Garmin 430's, two Aspen PFD and MFD, and an EI engine display. The aircraft was returned to standard
category and a new airworthiness certificate was issued. The GPS units were limited to VFR initially, but all the flight tests
and paperwork has been completed and we are waiting for the FAA to grant IFR approval. The new owner has been checked out and
the plane is headed for new paint and interior.
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Siai Marchetti SF-260 Wings
Occasionally The Aeroplane Factory takes on a non-Swift project. These SF-260 wings came to us with visible corrosion on one spar cap
extrusion in the fuel tank area. The wings were disassembled and corrosion was found on all of the spar caps. The spar cap material was
analyzed with our Arc Spectrometer to determine the chemical composition of the metal and then a hardness test was conducted to determine
the necessary heat treatment. New spar cap angles are not available, so the crew at The Aeroplane Factory will manufacture new ones to
the correct dimensions. When the new spar caps have been manufactured the spars will be reassembled and new wing leading edge skins will be
made using our Farnham countor roll. The wings will then be placed in a wing alignment jig where the new skins will be fitted and riveted
This aircraft was procured in Alaska and trailered down to The Aeroplane
Factory. It had a new instrument panel installed. It also received an annual and transponder calibration when the panel
was done. This is a clean, straight airframe. SOLD! April 2006.
This aircraft was received without log books. A detailed inspection
was done of the aircraft and the paperwork. Some of the installed modifications
had to be removed and/or reworked. Field approvals were obtained to the changes
in the final configuration.
This aircraft had been on its belly with the gear ripped out when it
arrived. The forward floor longerons and skins were replaced. The centersection
had ribs and bulkheads replaced as needed and all new skins installed. Before
assembly approval was obtained for removal of the fuel tanks and making the
centersection wet. Approval was also obtained for flush riveting. Both wings
were rebuilt including closing the slots, one piece leading edge and smooth
skins between the spars.
S/n 2319. One gear had been ripped out and the plane had gone on its
nose. The gearbox and leading edge skin was replaced. The cowl was repaired and
parts were painted to match. An engine shop repaired the engine and a new prop
The belly was replaced from the firewall to station 105. New bulkheads for
stations 32, 36, and 65 had to be fabricated. The left side of the centersection
had everything aft of the front spar and the gear boxes replaced.
S/n 3645. The centersection spar caps had intergranular corrosion.
The centersection was removed and replaced with an airworthy part.