Wing Removal

Removal of Left Wing

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