EAA Chapter 524

FREDERICK, MD

Officially Operational

   The Cub is now officially fully operational. We’re still working on making a couple of improvements. The first test flight back in February revealed that the plane was a little right wing heavy. This can be adjusted by screwing in the fork on the right rear wing strut to increase the angle of incidence on that wing. We’ve made the adjustment twice so far, gradually closing in on the correct setting. As of now, the plane is still very slightly right wing heavy. If you trim it up for level flight and release the stick, it will very slowly wander off to the right. Otherwise, it is not noticeable, and the plane handles very well. We’re also working on possibly finding better ways to manage the many wires associated with the radio, intercom, and headsets. Tom Young gave me a thorough check out over two days and so now Jerry and I are both safe to fly the Cub.

   On July 24th Jerry and I flew the Cub to Grass Patch near Lovettsville Virginia at the invitation of Martyn King who lives near there. It was nice to at last see the Cub in its natural environment - a grass airfield. Martyn is working on restoring the Turbulent that was once owned by the chapter, and we got to see his progress on that project. Last weekend we gave our first rides. Jerry took Raegan up for her first Cub flight. We were glad we were able to get her up before she heads off to college this month. Later, I took Bob Miller for a ride. These are just the first of many flights we’ll be giving in the Cub to the army of chapter members who helped restore it. 

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