Cub Repair After Recent Rebuild
Yeah, I know. What do you mean "after recent rebuild"?
I have this quarter scale Balsa USA Cub that was sitting cozy on my bench after a crash about five years ago (big bench). I got tired of moving things around so I decided to finish it along with the constant prodding of a club member. I got tired of listening to him yabber about it. Five flights after finishing it, I was concentrating on the plane and not on its surroundings during an approach and I clipped a tree with the outer 12 inches of the left wing. Spun that sucker around and made a sickening sound coming down. Luckily, the engine survived (twin O.S. 1.60) with no damage. The fuse broke in half at its weakest point (the cabin) and the inboard bays of the wing halves took a beating, bending the aluminum root tongues. I decided to get right on it so that it wouldn't sit another five years.