2016.02.28

We have chosen to continue to work further in the workshop where we are seeing good progress both in work trottlekassen and starboard elevator. The outer part of the rudder is now largely ready to be installed along with the rest of the rudder, when it is ready for this. The inner part of the elevator is now brought into the workshop and work to repair this is underway.

If any of us think that it makes good to be able to use the coldest winter months inside the workshop, are others clearly of a different opinion. Ernst Knutsen has braved the cold and has dismantled the last of MG 17 mount with ammo crate from the center section. The access to be able to dismantle this equipment is as tight as it has been cold outside in Heinkel Hallen.

Sola Vision AS also braved the cold and has begun efforts to seal built for us. This is so that use dehumidifier for lowering the humidity to a level that will clearly restrict a further corrosion in the parts stored where.

MG 17 lavett
MG 17 lavett
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The inner part of the starboard elevator is taken into the workshop. The lack of outer part can be seen present during the major part of the tube
MG 17 lavett
MG 17 lavett

Conservation of kroppsrør and stumped

Late autumn 2013 becomes the tail section lifted out of the water vessel and taken into the workshop for conservation. Jærmuseet have set conservator Eirik Aarebrot available for this big job. He is accompanied by Roar Henriksen from Venneforeningen. They work in time until after the turn with internal and external cleaning. When the parts are inserted with Lanolin, and since inserted as part of the exhibit.

Hale section now stands in the exhibition
Hale section now stands in the exhibition

Eirik Aarebrot made after the work its own report which you can read by following this link: Report on the preservation of the tail section He 115