Chapter 524

Frederick, MD.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Est. 1975

Cub Work Session #4

Great progress was once again made on the Cub project. Seven members showed up Wednesday morning and we began the process of removing the fabric from the fuselage. The exterior fuselage fabric was cut along one lower longeron and then peeled off in one piece. This was so we could use it as a template for locating inspection plates and such. Control cables, trim mechanism, and wood stringers came out next. We later brought in all of the control surfaces and removed the fabric from them as well. It was remarkable how quickly all my hard work from back in the 70s was undone! Overall, the fuselage frame looks to be in pretty good shape, but we won't know for sure what may need to be done until it is cleaned, bead blasted, and inspected. Tom Young agreed to come on Saturday to look at what might be done to correct the "bogus" repair in the tail. Meanwhile, the engine parts have arrived in Oklahoma. The cylinder shop called to say that the cylinders have no cracks and are serviceable. The next work session is this coming Saturday the 28th, starting at 9:30. The plan is to remove the landing gear, clean up the airframe somewhat, and consult with Tom Young. The Frederick Sport Flyers will also have an "official" business meeting at 1:00 at the restaurant.
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