The Sandbar Mitchell project made major progress in March. They have completely stripped down the center section left side to just its front and rear spars. They have de-rivetted the webbing from the rear spar and cleaned the spar caps. They then clecoed the inboard webbing back into place, but need to replace the outboard webbing due to corrosion issues.
On a side museum project, the youth volunteers are dissembling a run out R-2800 engine. They will clean the parts, paint where necessary and then re-assemble the engine for display in a Florida museum.
There are also new items coming to the Sandbar Mitchell online store! Click HERE to see.
WarbirdsNews will continue to bring news on this fascinating project as soon as it becomes available. Please click HERE to see our previous stories. Please also visit the Sandbar Mitchell Team’s website to find out more about the aircraft’s history and how you too can help the project… Or join their Facebook page.