Old 01-16-2015, 06:52 PM
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Default Restoring Vintage Royal SE5a, need some dope experts advice

I have a royal se5a ( 40 years old ) that for sentimental reasons I want to put into the air.

The wood is solid, the hinges need to be replaced...the decals are pealing, quite honestly it gives the plane a pretty cool vintage look.
None of this bothers me, I have the skill to fix anything here that is a problem. What I don't know, because I have no experience with silk/dope/paint, is how to handle a lower wing that due to 40 years, likely some shrinkage of the cloth and living in a basement has got a slight wobble in it.. I was wondering if any experts out there had any advice on how to straighten this out in the most non-invasive way. Obviously stripping and recovering I could take this minor warp out with little effort, but I'd really like to leave the plane intact if possible
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