2019.09.01

A new summer is almost past, and it is again time to think about what work needs and should be done on our Heinkel He 115. The situation is now a little different than what the was before we finished the work before the holiday. There is an ongoing extensive and intensive works to finalize museum Bf 109 project. This work will be for a shorter period lay claim to very much of the area in the workshop. Accordingly, it be small area free for other work. We must, therefore, in this period limit our work into smaller parts that can be handled by the area we currently have available.

This restriction in the workshop area gives us extra time to think through what alternative methods we have available to preserve the aircraft originality of the longest possible period. It is the second and major players, that work to preserve the originality of sjøvrak of aircraft, done a lot of work to develop methods to stabilize the compositions of these wrecks. A method they have developed is to give the material an electrolytic treatment. We will in the future, and in cooperation with the other parties involved in He 115 project, make a new survey of which of the methods developed that may be relevant for our aircraft. Dette arbeidet vil kreve at vi gjør en lang rekke forespørsler blant de aktørene som har vært involvert i utvikling og bruk av de forskjellige metodene.

2019.05.28

We have during the time that has passed since last status update of the homepage, got clogged the parts of the end walls of Heinkel hall which is dressed with timber cladding. The use of dehumidifier inside the concrete hall has meant that this cladding has dried out and opened to allow moisture to migrate through all the gaps which are encountered in planking. The consequence of this has been that the weather conditions on the outside of hall in a substantial influence to the humidity inside the hall. We can Now measure that it is both a clearly more stable and significantly lower relative humidity inside the warehouse.

It is now summer and vacation time and this will affect the activity around the Heinkel He 115 project a while forwards.

It has also been worked on both with the plane's instruments and to make copies of brackets and mounts for rudder pedals. These latter should be used as plugs in støypeformer.

The main priority for the Heinkel He 115 the project is to preserve the aircraft so intact and untouched as possible. Yet there is a fact that the aircraft has remained at the bottom of a inlet in 70 year. Salt therefore drawn between aircraft many joints. Our challenge is therefore still finding a method that best safeguards the desire to make small engagement in the plane while ensuring that aircraft do not over time destroy. We looking therefore still active over a wide registry to find this. In one end of this registry finds a possibility of conducting a electrochemical desalination, while at the other end finds a possibility of completely or partially to dismantle the aircraft parts. The aircraft's center section is a complex construction with many very tight joint. It would therefore be difficult to remove salt from these joints. As part of the studies round choice of method we have recently spent some time on mapping how the center section is actually built. This is to provide an overview of how a whole or piecemeal removal thereof can carried.   

Efforts Heinkel He 115 project since January 2018 been hampered of the Armed Forces Museum is in a process where they will consider future ownership of equipment that is lent on landfill agreements. It now appears that this process has come so far that they imposed restrictions on work on aircraft soon can be raised.

2019.03.03

We had 11 January pleasure of having Christian König visiting. Cristian has previously written three great books on various German planes, including Arado 196. He is also famous as a writer in a number of reputable fly journals. The occasion for that he now wanted to take a closer look at our Heinkel He 115, his plans to write a book about, among others. this aircraft. His knowledge of German planes are very impressive and he has given us new information on both parts as belonging to the plane, as painted markings on aircraft. Surface cockpit is a label with the number 87 and text ROTRING standing right under this. We have previously not known to the meaning of this. Christian has been able to establish for us that's 87 reported that it would be filled aviation gasoline of quality A2 or A4. ROTRING says ROTRING oil made from INTAVA had to be used on engines. He works also work to find information on the pilot's seat has been designed. Pilot's seat is provided with a reinforcing plate which we are uncertain whether stood under and behind the seat, proportions if the disc has been an integral part of this.

Siegfried work steadily ahead with conserving and as far as possible to rebuild the instruments that we in June 2012 found in plane. Some of these are now finished and ready for further use in the new exhibition space our. We learn along the way constantly new things about which instruments hav been in use for aircraft, and not least about how these worked.

When inventory in the nose and cockpit sections were dismantled, we saw that it was missing several støypte constructions. Including suspension of rudder pedals. We are currently working to make copies of these suspensions. These copies will be used as “plugs” in støypeformer for the parts that we lack. This is time-consuming work that we previously did not have personal experience with. Fortunately lacking not all parts of pedal suspensions and some of these we can after some repair use that plug into a støypeform.

Efforts Heinkel He 115 project since January 2018 been ruled by the Armed Forces Museum is in a process where they will consider future ownership of equipment that is lent on landfill agreements. We therefore remain temporarily any restrictions on working with plane.

Christian König on his visited with us 11. January

Marking telling the petrol and oil quality to be used on aircraft.

How so fygerens seat out when it was taken off the plane 3. June 2012. Christian König is trying to help us with information about how the seat has set out before the plane crashed in 1942.

Done rebuilt Double drückmesser FL 20512-2. The instrument has been cleaned and the brazing between the capillary tube and shows repaired. Beacuse is wiser and dial again. The instrument now appears tilnærmert in the same condition as when the plane crashed.

Vario finished overhauled. The instrument has been thoroughly cleaned and has a new glass, wiser and locking ring for glass.

Recently pbegynt combined evaporator and voltmeter FL 32502-3. There were two of these instruments in the airplane. There the picture we found advancement in Kanzel, while others still stood assembled in telegraphist dashboard.

A poor image of the arrangement which forms the suspension for one rudder pedal. We are currently working to make plugs for use in støypeformer of parts that we are missing from this suspension.

One of DLEN from suspension for siderorspedane who let themselves be frightened and that after some work can be used as plug in a noisy kind of 4 corresponding new brackets.

 

2018.12.22

Siegfried Hernes has continued to work to clean and rebuild the instruments that were found in the aircraft when it was raised in June 2012. Many of these instruments are, Despite more than 69 years at the bottom of the fjord, in an incredibly good condition. As expected, the instruments full of various deposits that it is a tedious job to get removed. Most injuries are there on dials, glass and lock rings, who was the team of aluminum, who are most damaged by years on the fiord. Also some of the instrument houses are to some extent damaged. Siegfried seems to have magic fingers, and one after another of the instruments are now beginning to be ready to be assembled again.

Navigator lie board is now fully cured and ready to back mounted in the nose section.

Efforts Heinkel He 115 the project has since January been ruled by the Armed Forces Museum is in a process where they will consider future ownership of equipment that is lent on landfill agreements. We therefore remain temporarily any restrictions on working with plane.

Speedometer from the pilot's instrument panel before Siegfried has started work on the instrument. IN nr. 22230

A corresponding speed sensor after it has been opened and partially cleaned. This instrument was mounted under telegraphist panel. IN nr. 22230

Altimeter with coarse and fine soluble display on the dial. The instrument has likely been in the airplane's instrument panel. IN nr. 22320

Altimeter with coarse and fine soluble display on the dial. The instrument has likely been in the airplane's instrument panel. IN nr. 22320

Altimeter with coarse and fine soluble display on the dial. The instrument has likely been in the airplane's instrument panel. IN nr. 22320

Altimeter with coarse and fine soluble display on the dial. The instrument has likely been in the airplane's instrument panel. IN nr. 22320

A similar fhøydemåler that has been mounted ahead in the navigator dashboard. IN nr. 22320

Altimeter with coarse and fine soluble display on the dial. The instrument has likely been in the airplane's instrument panel. IN nr. 22320

Navigator lie board finished conserved.

2018.11.24

Siegfried Hernes currently working to dismantle and clean those of the aircraft instruments that it has not yet been done something. Although the instruments apparently seems to be in a very poor condition, is Siegfried now still on track to be able to dismantle them and clean them internally. Some of them bear a clear mark of 70 year stay at the bottom of the fjord, while others have managed their remarkably well. A common feature appears to be that the glass and dials and bellows is broken, while the rest of the fine mechanics have fared very well. It will require a great effort both in terms of work, ability to fine motor work and knowledge to be able to put the instruments repaired.

Efforts continue to be re-assembled parts are disassembled in from the navigator mattress promote nose. in this work, there has been a special challenge to be able to take care of the original veneer plate belonging to the rear section of this adjustable sleepingmat. The original ball bearings are now back mounted and still works well.

Still working with Heinkel He 115 project hampered by us since January been ruled by the Armed Forces Museum is in a process where they will consider future ownership of equipment that is lent on landfill agreements. We therefore still some temporary some restrictions on the work of Heinkel He 115 project.

Siegfried Hernes in working with one of the plane's instruments.

A selection of the instruments that awaits Siegfried's expert hands.

2018.10.10

We have now begun the work to prepare the ground sheet that the navigator had to lie on the promotion of the nose. The plan is to temporarily back mount this airplane. Sleeping pad is a two-board where the rear part can be pushed back and forth. The navigator could so adapt substrate so it worked both when he was going to serve the bomb sight, and when he would act as gunner with the forrerste MG 15. When the aircraft was raised in 2012 was all padding away from the substrate, and only a frame and veneers were igjen.Heldigvis these parts are still in a very good condition. The original veneer has been stored for more than 1 years lying submerged in Poly Ethylene Glycol, and we are now embarking on nailing it firmly to the substrate again. The ball bearings which are mounted along the side of the groundsheet, we cleaned in a bath containing kaldavfetting and which was placed into a Biltema sonicator. Inventories now works satisfactorily again and is now mounted back on the groundsheet.

Here you can see sleepingmat seen from the outside of the nose and aft.

Image of efforts to pin down again veneer on the forward section of the groundsheet, Notice the bearings along the outside of the frame. These are the original bearings which are still functioning satisfactorily.

A picture taken before nose and cockpit was lifted out of the water tub. Here you can see the ground so that it looked like when the plane was raised.

Sleepingmat seen from the rear and forward. Here's veneer over the rear part been dismantled and put into PEG.

2018.09.19

Efforts Heinkel He 115 the project has now started up again after a long summer. Still working with Heinkel He 115 project hampered by us since January been ruled by the Armed Forces Museum is in a process where they will consider future ownership of equipment that is lent on landfill agreements. We therefore still some temporary some restrictions on the work of Heinkel He 115 project.

We will now proceed to clarify the parts to be used in the new Heinkel 115 exhibit of that work is underway. This exhibition will be in a separate room next to the place in the hangar where both cockpit section, abdomen, and the motor is placed.

It will also throughout the winter to be the work of creating and installing the piping for hot air in the cockpit section.

Jiong in efforts to clarify lavettplate port-MG 17.

Lavett port-MG 17 in the process of being prepared for use in the new He 115 exhibition.

2018.05.17

Efforts Heinkel He 115 the project has since January been ruled by the Armed Forces Museum is in a process where they will consider future ownership of equipment that is lent on landfill agreements. We therefore still some temporary some restrictions on the work of Heinkel He 115 project.

In addition, the air temperatures in winter has been unusually low here on the south west coast. The cold has made unattractive to continue the work that we were doing out in the Heinkel hall. This work consists in cataloging the small parts that are not yet fully registered. This work will be continued when the summer's activities begin to wane.

Heinkel 115 the project is allocated a separate room in the museum's exhibition. Here we are working continuously to create an exhibition around the aircraft and selected smaller parts this.

2018.02.26

Heinkel He 115 the project had the Friday 16. February visit by a multinational film crew (Brave Planet Films is an american production ). The gang that came to Sola was composed of personnel from Germany, England and America. They work with a documentation project for Amerca Public Television regarding the German soldiers' use of stimulants ( amphetamine ) under W.W.2. The reason why they wanted to film He 115 is that we in the aircraft life raft inflatable boat, among others. found a Pervitin capsule. Unfortunately the pack in such poor condition that it was lost in the attempt to preserve this. The Allies had used a similar substance; Benzidrine . The project will be completed by 15. June d.å. and is intended for American television viewers.

The entire film session at the museum was a great day together with interesting and very nice people.

Armed Forces Museum is currently in a process where they will consider future ownership of equipment that is lent on landfill agreements. We have therefore temporarily no restrictions on the work of Heinkel 115 project. We have therefore chosen to spend time working with the exhibit. In this work there is to create a dedicated exhibition for Heinkel 115 parts.

The film team working out in the hangar

Pervitin capsule as it looked when we found it in June 2012

Filming in the workshop. James Holland, with his back to, here in the process of interviewing Rasmus Svihus.

2018.01.10

So it's a new year-end has passed and we who work with Heinkel He 115 project wish all of you who read this record a happy new year.

We have started the new year in the same way as we finished the last, registering and creating archival references for a multitude of the small parts. These are parts that have not yet been registered and that we now have had lying around the various boxes. The work is painstaking, but also interesting. This is because among these small parts are many special touches and things. These can put both knowledge and imagination to the test when we're deciding what function they had in the plane.

Unfortunately at times really cool to work out concrete hall, and Jærbunad with accessories is an absolute necessity that one over a bit of time to be able to stay in the hall.

At the last meeting of the Steering Committee for the Heinkel He 115 project, it was decided that we who are actively working with plane, in collaboration with personnel from the Armed Forces Museum and California Museum, shall examine the plane and make a plan for what to do with the plane's main parts.

It was also decided that we can begin the work of rebuilding the nose and cockpit section.

For the sake of a better presentation of the Heinkel He 115 project in the museum's exhibition, we are now allocated a separate room to showcase parts of the aircraft and to present the project. We are now working to prepare the room for this exhibition.

We also want to get to a better presentation of Heinkel tail, nose and cockpit sections in the exhibit. To achieve this, it must be made a major rearrangement among the museum's aircraft. The plan is that this swap is to do the museum's German planes, in conjunction with the museum of things from the allied war effort, to be collected at a location in the hangar. The changes will be labor intensive. This will, for a limited period at the expense of work Heinkel He 115.

 

Among the parts we tub cataloged is telegraphist radio direction-finding compass

Inside the radio compass bearing was on deviasjonsskiven found an inscription showing that the aircraft shortly before the crash landing had another acquaintance code than what it had when it was wrecked.

Roar Henriksen started to record parts

Unfortunately, there is often a cold amusement and winter working out in Heinkel hall