When Phil and Steve purchased the plane in 2011 from David Lane, the plane had not flown in several years. David Lane did a great job keeping 313 clean and in running condition. When he operated the plane, he was meticulous with maintenance and safety which made our restoration of the plane much easier.
When 313 arrived in Santa Rosa, we had several discussions on how much in depth we wanted to fix her up. When hangar space became available, we knew we could do a much more in depth job with the plane. The restoration evolved and the more we took apart, the more we found that needed cleaning up and the farther we went. It always takes more time and money than originally thought !!
Below you will find a library of photos showing some of the major work done to the plane. It can't all be listed here, but you will get the feel of how in depth we went.