Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sunday I went to a gun show, in Wasilla, Alaska.
Specifically, it was in the Wasilla High School.
It was sponsored by the Wasilla High School Hockey Booster Club.
Where did you think our governor's joke about hockey moms came from?
In other news, if any of you happen to be in possession of ANC-19, I would sincerely, dearly love to hear from you. What is it? Why, it's the Army Navy & Civil Affairs Commision publication on Wood Aircraft Inspection & Fabrication. Published in 1939, and despite being published by the government, there seem to be no publicly available copies of it.
I think I have two viable ways to repair my spars - but I have not data to define the engineering limits or the specs to which I can repair. Federal Aviation Regulation 43.13 is bloody useless, mealy-mouthed generalities based on CAM 18. Civil Aeronautics Manual 18 is pointless, and based on the elusive ANC-19. If I can't get ahold of the blueprints for the spars (why would that be difficult? They're only 68 years old!), ANC-19 might, might hold the data I need.
Beyond that, tomorrow I get to get up early and start calling museums in other time zones, talking to librarians and restorers. Because sometimes, no matter how wonderful the internet, it only leads you back to the favorite places of my childhood where knowledge is preserved long after a server goes down.