Chapter 524

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

Cub Work Session #252

Today was all about landing gear. We had put the Cub on its gear temporarily for the fly-in, but nothing was final. Over the weekend we got a bungee stretcher tool on loan from Dick Fox. At first, we had no clue how to use it. But it didn't take long for our engineers to figure it out. The bungees were first given a bath in talcum powder to make them slide more easily on the tool. It takes a lot of brute force and leverage to get those bungees onto the gear. When a bungee finally snaps into place, it does so with a bang and a cloud of talcum powder. Once we got the bungees on the tubes, we installed everything back on the plane permanently. Finally, the tail wheel was also finished up and permanently installed. The next work session will be Saturday, May 18th at 9:00.
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