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Disassembly - 5/29/2000

Before fabric stripping

  • Covering appears conventional.
  • Seaplane grommets used on trailing edge in each bay.
  • Rib stitching on 3" spacing after leading edge, which was stitched with a 1.5" spacing.
  • Control horns are on lower side.
  • Bias tape was used on the trailing edge.

Elevator construction detail

After fabric stripping

  • Tubes appear to be in good condition.
  • Painted in silver, maybe dope?
  • No significant corrosion noticed except possible pits on control horns.