In April the fuselage frame received its coats of zinc chromate. The flight control and trim tab linkages were installed and the flight control lock also put in. The “bird cage” stringers and former assemblies are nearly finished on the spare mock up frame.
The end of April marked the arrival of some major components that had been subcontracted out. The April gallery shows shots of the rebuilt Continental R-670-4 that arrived from Air Repair. It was lifted and bolted to the restored mount. It looks great sitting on the stand waiting for the stage of restoration when it’ll be permanently installed.
The wings showed up from Big Sky Stearman covered through silver. The Bush Stearman looks more and more like an airplane instead of a collection of parts as work goes on.