It has been done a lot of work on the nose and cockpit sections since our last status update. Much of this work is cleaning and preserving parts like we do previously taken out from the nose and cockpit. This is work that requires a lot of work both patience and courage. It is therefore gratifying to see how good results achieved. An example is:. the fuse line that was mounted during the pilot's port foot rests. These were basically full of rust and sediment residues, but a patient effort has led to several of these now in functional condition. The fuses are along with several larger terminal blocks now mounted back in port cable gates.
Another great work that has now been done is to create new all the big and complex the cableway that runs along the port side of the cockpit. Of the original cableway we had only a very small bit left. Therefore, it became a major challenge both to find out what the cable street looked like, and then to make a credible one copy of this. Both have succeeded very well thanks to a solid piece of professional work. Since we want to preserve so much of the originality as possible, is the bit we had left of the original cable street, been integrated into the newly created street.
There are also more places to come of the parts removed from the cockpit and nose 2014. Of these,. mentioned footrests, first fuck, a hydraulic cylinder and the navigator's folding seat. The retrofitting of the hot air system is also complete. That is as far as may have been used original pipes found when the cockpit and nose were emptied 2014.
It's working also by reconstructing what we lack of parts for suspension of siders pedals, and to create a new cockpit dashboard. To this last, we are so lucky to have finished preserving the original instruments.
Finally, have to It is mentioned that work is also being done on the last of the motorbikes. Here everything must go brackets are cleaned and reassembled as they were before dismantling winter 2015.
Unfortunately, the work on the aircraft is still hampered by an ongoing process of responsibility and ownership.