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Old 06-23-2017, 10:37 PM   #91
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Frank Baker in his book wrote that, in 1968-69 when he restored N88354 from a collapsed barn, he spliced either 2 or 3 of the damaged spars. I was curious—when you took apart the wings, were the old spars still spliced ? (Did Frank fly 88354 all those years with spliced spars ?)
BTW I’ve really enjoyed the rebuild—excellent photos !! Thanks.
Sorry for the late reply. When we disassembled the plane the wings, internally were just as Frank had restored them in the late 1960's. He made very nice splices that had flown all over the continental United States without issue. After completing a splice myself (different plane), I believe if done correctly, a splice is absolutely nothing to worry about!

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Hi Ryan,

Very nice job! I am about to paint the registration numbers on my J-3 now, after 11 years of restoration. Which font are you using?

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Piper J-3 Cub, 1946, serial no 19861, used to be NC6657H until 1957 when exported to Germany. Then to Denmark in 1973, to Sweden in 1980 and to me in 2004 (finally). Now under restoration to original condition.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:13 AM   #93
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Yes, butyrate with a lot of polishing.

Not sure on the hoop diameter, I can measure tomorrow. The hoop itself is from Wag-Aero.

The cable is the carb heat cable when it was long before it was hooked up.

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Did you get a chance to measure the diameter of the hoop for the wing rotator?
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Did you get a chance to measure the diameter of the hoop for the wing rotator?
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Hi Randy, very sorry this took me so long but the hoop measured 72" in diameter.

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Very nice job! I am about to paint the registration numbers on my J-3 now, after 11 years of restoration. Which font are you using?

Magnus
Hello Magnus, we've always used the Wag Aero stencil template. It's basically just a 1 and 8 and you are able to trace any character from it. I believe it's a standard military block font. Clyde Smith had endorsed the use of this stencil in Cub Clues, there was one slight variation he mentioned for total authenticity but I can't remember what it was.

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Hi Randy, very sorry this took me so long but the hoop measured 72" in diameter.

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I'm way overdue in updating this thread but better late than never I guess. We flew the Cub for the first time on July 3rd. We were extremely pleased with how it flew. It's been squawk free for the most part.


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