Removal of Left Wing
Terry, Dennis and Gary prep the rigging mount to lift the wing
Lining up the hoist over the mounting point
Attaching a third mounting point to steady the back of the wing
Terry tightens the back mount rigging
Wade is up to his elbows... reaching into an inspection hole to get a wrench on one of the attaching bolts
Wade holds the bolts from inside while Dennis removes the nuts on the outside
Gary prepares to remove the top attaching bolts
This bolt takes two hands...
... as Gary removes the nut from on top
Just a couple more to go...
A final check of the rigging - everything looks good
We have separation - Gary looks on as the wing is detached and pulled from its mounting
The wing was lowered into its cradle and moved to an area where repairs can be made
Devil Dog missing it left outer wing
A close up of one of the areas that needs repairing, small area with missing metal. The whole attaching flange will be replaced.
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