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The Wright 1911 Model B Flyer

The Model B Flyer arrived safely at Aeroplane Works in Dayton, Ohio. The following pictures show some of the details of the restoration work that is underway.


Workers off-loading a wing panel at the Aeroplane Works Restoration Facility.


This is the horizontal stabilizer, showing broken and bent ribs.


Roger James removing fabric from the horizontal stabilizer (L) and tying cord from the horizontal stabilizer trailing edge to the leading edge to hold the ribs in place (R).


A scarf joint cut, shaped, and ready for gluing (L). A scarf joint is used to increase the gluing area. A new section of leading edge (R) is glued in place on the horizontal stabilizer.


Roger James varnishing the horizontal stabilizer (L), and the stabilizer with all repairs completed and ready for fabric cover (R).

The Restoration Continues...


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