Well we’ve made our first trip down to Kenmore to start taking apart the new Stinson. It’s spent the latest chapter of its life on floats, so we need to get it off the floats, on a trailer and up to Concrete. On the first trip we only managed to get the control surfaces off, though it’s no small task. The elevator must weigh 40 pounds!
Much of the fabric looks pretty good at this point, but we won’t know until we can get a closer look at it up in the shop. There is some rust where water had collected at the low point in the fuselage, and some rotten wood as well. Hopefully it won’t be more than that and the restoration can get started soon.