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.

Stay tuned for updates as the restoration continues.