|A photo of Drew from his Instagram page.|
We ran into Drew again this hear at Brodhead but this time he seemed to have a bigger smile and a broader step to his gait. Something about him was different. Lo and behold, we started talking and he announced some big news. I asked him to send us a write-up and he did. And so here is some pictures and Drew's own words about his big Robin announcement.
Good Morning Terry,
I wanted to update you about the rebuild of Robin s/n 215. This Robin was last seen in the Curtiss Robin Flyer in 2014. Since then, Rich Beinhauer bought this Robin along with another project from Candler Field, after lots of progress was made restoring the fuselage, and overhauling several main components. Most recently, NC8333 was moved to my workshop, where restoration efforts will eventually continue. This will be an authentic rebuild, with no brakes, a tail skid, and will be powered by its original OX-5 engine. Included are some photos showing the Robin's current condition. I will be sure to update CRF as progress is made. Thank you for your interest!
Drew Hallam (Nov. 12, 2018)
Drew referred to the Curtiss Robin Flyer 2014. For those who don't know, the Curtiss Robin Flyer is was a newsletter that I published for a few issues and then later abandoned the snail mail publication method. The Curtiss Robin Flyer now lives on as a Facebook page. If you haven'g see it, look it up. We try to keep up with all things Curtiss Robin there as an extension of this blog. We have a pretty good following there. Check it out.
The following photos are those to which Drew was referring. These are photos that were taken of s/n 215 (C8333) while in the possession of the museum at Candler Field at the Peach State Aerodrome in Georgia. It looks to be a very nice project.