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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wings open

Today was relatively warm so Leah and I got back to work.  The knifes came out and the fabric started flying.  All in all the wings look good.  Bud Brown used a solid trailing edge about 2" wide which is showing minimal warping.  I don't think its enough for me to bother trying to get it any straighter.  He also obviously spent a lot of time with (probably) epoxy filler on the leading edges and sanding to get them very smooth. 

We did find a good size mouse nest in the left wing but it didn't appear there was much damage associated with it.  This wasn't completely surprising as we had found some evidence of mice during the condition inspection last summer.  But the good news is these wings won't require much more than some sanding and a little wood sealant before they are ready to cover again!


  1. She looks beautiful, can't wait to see her and her owner in action next season! :D

  2. Wood is beautiful... Have you decided on a paint scheme? I used to have a cat that would inspect every plane that came close to our hanger inside and out for free. He would go WAY up inside the wings and fuse.

  3. Hey Gary this is what we're thinking for a paint scheme.