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Cub Waits in Barn 59 Years

New Year’s 2009 – As the calendar rolled over I was determined to acquire a flying taildragger. Needing tailwheel experience to prepare me for the Pitts, I inquired about a 1940s Culver Cadet that was for sale in central Texas. First I was told the Culver was sold, but after the buyer backed out I was invited to fly down […]

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Disassembly – The Barn Cub

On January 18, 2009, Piper Cub 20304 was pulled from its barn-like hangar after sitting since 1950. Although it sat for almost six decades, the engine had strong compression, one tire tube held air (until its valve stem broke), and most nuts broke freely from their bolts. The disassembly for transportation to Ranger was quite […]

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