Wilbur's Waco Restoration

The Anna Project - It'll be done on Thursday!

 

Thank you to all who have helped with rib building and other aspects of the waco construction! 
 
Update 9/9/17: Rich's retirement from JetBlue as a Line Captain...theoretically has more time to work on the Waco!! 
Update 9/15/16: Spar construction is now underway - wing assembly coming up!!
Update 6/12/13: Rib construction is now complete!!
 
Rib building station in Colorado Springs, CO
 
 
 
 
 Daniel Rasfeld and I cutting plywood for making gussets.
 
 
 
 Mark Wilbur, rib building.
 
 
 
 My father-in-law Allan Thomas & I in Ludlow, IL
 
 
 
 

 Mike Sansone, building a rib
 
 
 
 
 
 Mitch, a Wilbur family friend, building ribs in Anchorage, AK
 
 
 
 
 Jordan Thomas, my nephew, building a rib
 
 
 
 
 
Building ribs in Louisa, VA at Dennis Harbin's workshop
 
 
 
 Lindsay Taber, building a rib
 
 
 
 
 Andrew Smith & Devin Taber, building ribs
 
 
 
 
Jeanne, building a rib
 
 
 
 
 
 Fuselage in Ludlow, IL
 
 
 
 
 
 Frank Mesce, building a rib
 
 
 
 
 
 Steve Thomas, my brother-in-law, cutting gussets
 
 
 
 
 Mitch & I at the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum in Anchorage
 
 
 
 Mike Capalety, building a rib
 
 
 
 Allyson Dunlap, building a rib
 
 
 

 Steaming wood for rib production
 
 
 
 Roger Roy, building a rib
 
 
 
Building more ribs 
 
 
 Harold Haver assisting in shaping the wing spars