The F-105’s stabilator has been primed. It will be moved to the sand shed to make room for the aft section and vertical stabilizer.
The F-102’s drop tanks are in the restoration building for fixing up and painting.
One of the F-86D’s tanks had a mount problem. Dan made a new mount latch before he left for Texas. (top photo too)
Our excess B-26 parts and gear are being packed up for transport to California. The receiver is paying for the freight.
One Corsair horizontal stabilizer has been primed and final finishing work is in progress.
The broken T-37 canopy has been patched and final finishing is in progress. It will never be clear, just satin black which the Air Force likes.
The H-19 is in pretty rough shape. Panels are being removed. However, Dennis made one new panel to test how it might fit. Looks good.
Wall studs are going up in the hanger second floor. Dry wall can be seen on the far wall.
The Soplata collection included an F7U Cutlass. My research shows that there are only 6 – 10 still in existence. Rick Johnston and I think it would be a great addition to the MAPS collection. The Soplata Cutlass is for sale. I offered Margaret Soplata $5000 and she turned me down.
At today’s membership meeting I mentioned that any donations would be greatly appreciated and 4 members responded, one from Florida. For those of you not familiar with the Cutlass, here are two photos. Anyone who would like to donate, let me know.
On Friday, Jim and the crew brought in the F-105’s aft fuselage. I counted 10 patches. We removed 9 of them today. There is also corrosion, missing panels and damaged areas. Left Side
We continue to collect food for the Ohio National Guard. The drop off point is in the trailer in the hanger.
We were very good at MAPS this year and Santa brought us a tree.