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Morane Wings Ready for Cover

Posted by on Jun 29, 2011

With the completion of the wooden leading edges, the wings are ready for cover.  We hope to get that project started in the next few days.  We have had to do some research on how to cover a wing where the trailing edge is made of wire, and not solid like more modern aircraft.  Then we are faced with taking the way it was done in WWI and translating that for modern materials.  We are covering with Dacron instead of cotton or linen, so a few changes are in order.

 

A big thanks to Denise Crall for the photo’s.  Denise was one of the original group of students who launched this project and she still comes in from Iowa to check on it’s progress somewhat regularly.

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