Chapter 524

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

Cub Work Session #14

The uncovering and inspection of a wing was the main project for Saturday. The fabric was cut along the trailing edge and then peeled off in one piece. Overall, we found the structure to be in very good condition and should require minimal refurbishment. The metal leading edge skins have some dents and the remains of earlier repairs, so the decision was made to replace them. Removing the skins proved to be something of a challenge as it required the removal of dozens of tiny screws that had not seen a screwdriver in 70 years. Meanwhile, we received the engine crankshaft and other steel parts from Oklahoma. Jerry and Mike uncrated them and applied grease to preserve the parts until we reassemble the engine later on. Although the wing is in good shape, there is still a lot to be done with it. The plan is to disassemble much of the structure, replace hardware, clean and prime steel parts, and then reassemble and square up everything. The next work session will be Wednesday, July 27th. The plan for the day is to continue work on the wing and plan for the painting of the small steel parts which are due back from sandblasting sometime next week.
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