So I was cleaning my flap handle to installation on the clean frame, and I noticed something. The Blue handle is the one that was installed on N97954, the white one was a surplus part that came with the project. Notice the difference in the additional notch in the blue one.

As I understand, this is a common, “Modification” people made back in the day. Not sure of the purpose other than adding an additional flap position.

I cleaned the flap handle and sent it off for powder coating and it cam back looking great. I installed it into the frame, only to learn I needed to remove it to easily fit the aluminum floorboards in for fitting.

Will Ware

Will Ware

I live in Rockwall Texas and I’m rebuilding a 108-1. I’m a Captain at Southwest Airlines but I LUV taildraggers.


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