Terrance Tor (Windsor, Connecticut;
net) shared these two
photos that he took with
his son Teagan’s LG G4
son, Teagan, and I
attended [the Northern
Control Club Tailgate
Swap Meet] in Ellington, Connecticut [on May 21, 2016]. I
sat at our table and he wandered off to look around. After a
little while, he came running back. He said, ‘Dad! I found a
plane I want. Can we buy it?’
“I mulled it over and said, ‘What the heck, sure.’ I gave him
some money and he ran off. I could see him pick up the oldest
and dirtiest bird in the pile of old estate planes they were
selling for the club. I laughed and let him load his treasure into
“We got it home, he put it on the stand, and cleaned it up.
Now I [had] some time to really look at this bird and learn
what I was going to have to do to get it flying.
“Wouldn’t you know it, it was a nicely built Carl Goldberg
Cub [that was] beautifully covered in 21st Century Fabric.
The Cub was never completed—the builder stopped short
of plumbing the fuel tank. It was built with an Enya . 90
four-cylinder [engine] and we assume it was intended to go
on floats (the Enya . 90, with just a little heat and soaking
overnight, swung freely and ran quite nicely).
“He saw the diamond in the rough that nobody else [saw]
and snagged it up. [It was] $80 well spent.”
Teagan planned to name the airplane Kelly Maureen after
his mother and have the name put on the side of the Cub. He
successfully made the aircraft’s maiden flight on May 30, 2016,
at the Wintonbury Flying Club in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
“He is so proud of his treasure—it is one of his favorite planes
to fly!” Terrance said.
“Unfortunately, he had a boo-boo when he tried to take
off in high grass and learned [that] a Cub will ‘try’ to take off
without enough airspeed. We are making the repairs together
and getting her back in the air. It’s all good and all part of the
Terrance added that they have plans to mount skis on the
Cub and fly it this winter. “[Teagan] is really looking forward
to our club’s annual Frozen Finger Fun Fly [on] January 1.”
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Diamond in the rough