Wittman Tailwind

Maintenance

After the the Poly-fiber has been Poly-tak'd to a surface, the next job is to Poly-brush it in preparation for the Poly-spray. Holy poly, that's a mouth full. With that being said, the wings have been pinked with Poly-Brush.

The wings got covered with Stits polyfiber and poly-tak. The poly-tak was allowed 24 hours to dry and we tried pulling the fabric up. There's no way that fabric was gonna come off without pulling wood up with it so I can say confidently that it is secure. Absolutely more secure than the old fabric t...

I don't know the actual age of all the windows on my Tailwind, but they have all sustained their share of damage over the years. One of the back windows has a sticker for "Sun 'n Fun 1976" so I can confidently assume that they are both over 40 years old. The two rear windows and two front side (tria...

My Tailwind must be a liberal. There are nine gauges in the instrument panel and every one is a different brand. How's that for diversity?

Red arrow: Generic auto parts store oil temperature gauge held in place with zip ties
Yellow arrow: Japanese brand oil pressure gauge
Green arrow: No-name f...

This is where we're at with the paint so far.

One of my most favorite things about flying is sightseeing. Looking down upon the earth. I love it. One of my least favorite things about my Tailwind is the lack of sideways visibility. I understand that some aircraft can't have windows that exceed a certain size, but I never understood why more Tai...