So it is again in July and we who work with Heinkel He 115 project wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We have in the past worked to get mounted and ready for start-up by a newly acquired Munters ML 180 luftavfukter. After a long time waiting for the fabriken were getting ready to deliver us a new new dryer, appeared finally wonder up with us at the museum. For that we should be able to make run for regenerating, up and downstream dryer, it was necessary to drill holes through one of the heavily reinforced concrete walls. Now stand the dryer on its place in the new bin in the Heinkel hall, much of the assembly work is now done, and we are looking forward to soon being able to start it up for the first time.
The purchase of the dehumidifier is a result of one of the advice that we have received from Thorfinn Harbor, Prof Dr II. ing. Materials Science / corrosion and conservator Eirik Arebrot. The reason is the knowledge that the corrosion stops if the salt is isolated from being able to absorb moisture from the environment. This is a measure one get good a good effect of by reducing the moisture content in the environment of the smaller one 35- 40 % relative humidity.
Early November was totally unexpected this inquiry from England “Hello, My name is Nigel and I’m from the UK. I have got an instrument cluster from a He 115 if you would like it for your restoration. My father got this whist he was in the RAF based at a Air sea rescue and float plane yard. If you would like I could send you some photos” After a few rounds of questions and answers has now Nigel Cross packed and made ready for sending us this gorgeous “Christmas present”. Photos and more detailed information will follow once we have received the package in house.
Julius Miltenis started drilling holes in the concrete wall for us. Boren cuts through large amounts rebar almost as if it should be clean concrete.
Munters ML 180 dehumidifier while still standing in the workshop.