Globe Swift

Aircraft Engine Pre-Heat

March 8, 2009

I mentioned my engine pre-heater in my last post and received a request to explain it in a little more detail. Engine manufacturers and engine overhaul facilities such as Mattituck strongly recommend pre-heating the engine whenever the temperature is below 20° F. and some sources recommend pre-heating when the temperature is below 32° F. However, […]

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The Resident Swift

March 4, 2009

I have had a few requests for photos of the Swift that I fly on my days off, so yesterday before I went flying I took a few quick shots. As usual, the small photos click through to larger versions. This is the way that the plane spends most of it’s time. My friend in […]

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West Coast Swift Fly-in

October 16, 2008

If you have been reading this blog very long, you are aware that I have a Globe Swift. Actually it’s a Temco Swift, but Globe was the original manufacturer of the Swift and that’s how most people know the model. Globe eventually sold out their operation to Temco, one of Globe’s subcontractors, and Temco continued […]

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Globe Swift Brake Master Cylinder Rebuild

August 30, 2008

When I finished the rebuilding of the Swift landing gear struts, actuators and downlocks I thought I was finished with the hydraulic system for a while. Not so. While I was in the wheelwells cleaning things up for the re-installation of my newly rebuild parts, I took out the aluminum hydraulic lines and polished them […]

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Globe Swift Landing Gear Rebuild – Landing Gear Strut

August 6, 2008

This is the third, and last post in the series about rebuilding the Globe Swift landing gear. In the first post I covered the rebuild of the Swift landing gear downlock and in the second I described the rebuild of the Swift landing gear actuator. In this post I will cover the removal, disassembly, installation […]

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