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Frederick, MD.
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Cub Work Session #70

This past weekend, Robert Johnson, Jerry Blake, and I attended a Cub restoration workshop given by Clyde Smith in Lock Haven PA. It proved to be extremely worthwhile and covered a wide range of techniques, issues, and best practices for restoring a Cub. Clyde certainly has earned his title as the “Cub Doctor.” He has an amazing collection of special tools, some of which are original Piper factory tools that were abandoned when Piper moved to Florida. As a result, we came away with many new parts for the plane. A wonderful instrument shop at Lock Haven is overhauling our instruments and Clyde made a custom instrument panel for us to match. We even got to make some parts ourselves. During the three day workshop, many visits were made to hangars that contained Cubs in various stages of restoration as well a finished examples to drool over. The fuselage should be back on Thursday, so the next work session will be Saturday April 1st.
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