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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Garage has become hangar!

The garage is now converted to hangar. However, my wife insisted on space for her car, but she never bothers to drive into the garage anyway... :-)  Having the aircraft at home is the only way I can throw in a little time every day. I have a 25 min drive to the airport, so then an hour is lost in driving only.

Part by part is now coming off while taking photos so I can get it all back in the same way! Will soon start to rub off the remains of the old seconite.




..and the new panel will look real nice!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Engine comes off

Restoration is initially a backward process... the airplane will look less and less like an airplane for a while now. And then right at the end, it all (hopefully) comes together!

For a software engineer like me, there is something "masculine" about removing a C90 engine without the help of a professional mechanic! :-)  The Piper Cub is said to be a simple airplane, but there is still a lot of wires and stuff going through the firewall. But, it was easy and now the engine is at the local workshop Aeromech where it will be overhauled later this year. Lets hope there is no corrosion found... At least it runs smooth. With the engine off, the fuselage is now just short enough to fit on my garage at home. Will shortly bring it home where I will be able to do a little each day. Things are looking good!