Nesmith Cougar Wings

Updated 10/25/2017

Here are the wings as I received them. They are a little unusual for Cougar wings in that they have been extended about a foot and they have "Horner" stype droop tips. They are mostly plywood sheeted except the last 2 ribs. The entire wings are covered with fabric and it looks like Stits finish, very dull. I will need to build ned alierons.

Here's one of the wings after painting. I sanded with 220 grit on an orbital sander to smooth and prep the surface. I sprayed 2 coats of gray primer, hand sanding with 320 after each coat. Then I sprayed 4 coats of red, taped and sprayed 4 coats of white, taped and sprayed 3 coats of black. Finally I sanded and polished the entire wing to get a nice smooth finish.

Here's a good shot of the droop tip.

Much more glossy than before.

4/25/2020 - Finally got around to making the lift struts.

Several pieces go into each strut and then some welding.

Here's the finished struts, painted with Sherwin Williams oil based paint, applied with a foam brush, then sanded and polished.  Also, I built the ailerons and counterbalances, painted with Sherwin Williams latex, rolled on, and sanded and polished.

Stay tuned for updates as the restoration continues.