• J3-Cub.com is the largest community of J3-Cub pilots, owners and enthusiasts. With over 1000 active members, we have fostered a vibrant community and extensive knowledge base. J3-Cub.com hosts a library of over 13 years of technical discussions, J3 data, tutorials, plane builds, guides, technical manuals and more. J3-Cub.com also hosts an extensive library of J3-Cub photos.

    Access to the J3-Cub.com community is by subscription only. Membership is only $49.99/year or $6.99/month to gain access to this community and extensive unmatched library of knowledge.

    Click Here to Become a Subscribing Member

Condition of Wood Spars


Well-Known Member
Mar 23, 2005
Reaction score
I'm looking at a J5A with spruce spars. Sounds like a full restoration was done 20 years ago and the plane has been hangared since. As far as I could tell the rear spar was replaced at the time of restoration. Is there a way to get a feel for the condition of the wood-- to get a feel for the presence of dry rot. Any help would be appreciated.

Latest posts