If you want to stop through KGDB in south western Minnesota I could take you through our WWII museum Marc. It's probably not a long enough leg from Rushmore for camping but you could if you'd like.
The barrel part that you can see is normally silver, as in the video I posted. The barrel slides back and forth in the barrel bushing and needs to be clean and smooth on the mating surfaces. The NOS barrels we used were only parkerized up to about the last four inches of the barrel. I believe...
1. YouTube videos of planes crashing has never stopped me from buying a Piper or a Cessna.(Although lack of money has.)
2. NTSB won't release his last video for quite some time so they should have time to plan.:D
Did Orville and wilber ignore the advice of successful aero engineers and experienced builders also?
I would have the same drive and determination as him if someone else was footing the bill.
If this project has/had any potential it's been ruined by poor management.