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.

2017.11.13

It's a follow-up of the autumn talks with Forsvarsmuseet recently been a new meeting of the Heinkel He 115 The Steering Committee. The topic was again how the work on the plane to be continued. The big question remains the extent of work to be done to prevent future corrosion. To both could take care of most of the aircraft's originality, while offering a secure aircraft such longevity as possible, will require many difficult, but necessary trade-offs. It was concluded that we want to continue working on these issues in cooperation with external experts.

That was also decided that we throughout the winter to gain access to a more suitable room in the exhibition so that we can make an overall presentation of the parts of the aircraft that are ready for exhibition.

The meeting further confirmed that efforts to rebuild the nose and cockpit section can start.

Out in the Heinkel hall we work continued with the comprehensive job it is to sort and organize a whole lot, and large small parts. These are parts that we now have not been placed in the right place in the storage rack.

Down below it pasted images of the instrument panel has been mounted behind the radio operator cockpit. The panel has been provided with a mixture of navigation and aircraft instruments. The plane had equipment radiooperator cockpit so that could control the aircraft from its position.

Instrument panel of telegraphist cokcpit

 

The instrument panel 4. June 2012 before it was removed from the radio operator cockpit.

The instrument panel 4. June 2012 before it was removed from the radio operator cockpit.

The same dashboard 4. June 2012, the day after the plane was raised.

Height and speed gauges have been installed under the same instrument panel

2017.04.16

A new month is GATT since the last post on the website and there is little new exciting things that are not showcased before we can now show off new photos of. Nevertheless, we have worked steadily even through this past month, but it takes a long time to clean bearings and other small parts that we now are doing. These are parts that belong to the removable groundsheet as navigator used when this either would lie face over bomb charged or to lie on when front MG 15 would be used. In addition, work is underway to clean switches that the pilot used when the engines should be started. There is also continued its efforts to repair the starboard elevator.

Heinkel He 115 project participated in late March at an international seminar in Sweden where the theme was the salvage of crashed plane from fresh and saltwater.

The pictures Underneath they are of Fernkurskreisel instrument that has been placed down on the dashboard, next to the pilot's left knee. The instrument was for a piece of time since cleaned and preserved by curator Eric Aarebrot. Unfortunately, much of the other equipment of the cockpit in a considerably worse condition than this instrument.

Remote directional gyro

2017.03.11

We have the weeks that have passed since the last update of the website been plagued with illness and minor injuries. There has therefore been no major progress is being made with plane. Something positive things we can still pull forward and tell about.

The laborious task of repairing the damaged elevator has continued in this last period. The dehumidifier out in Heinkel hall has now been in operation for five weeks, and we see that the average relative humidity is now at 45%. It is still accumulated moisture left in the concrete walls and furnishings. This must be wiped out before we can expect the level drops further down. We also do not yet adjusted dehumidifier in order to get right down to the lowest level. Rather, we have given priority to achieve a circulation of the air volume in the hall.

Magnetic switches and switches for gain control as we posted pictures of the last update is now fully preserved and mounted. We have since last dismantled start switches, and is now working to get cleaned these best interior. These are in a reasonably good condition and the goal is to get all the moving parts in the diss to work again. The plan is that they will now be in a final citric acid solution up in the ultrasonic cleaner. Previously, they have been washed in a kaldavfetting, lying up in the ultrasonic cleaner, and that they have been an electrolysis bath.

We have now found forward skateboard as navigator could lie on when this should either use the bomb sight, or operate MG 15 brand promotion in the nose. Finer levels and associated mechanisms are in a very good condition, but padding is unfortunately completely gone. Plywood board in the rear portion will now be dismantled to be in polyethylene glycol. From before, is the leading plywood board laid down the same liquid. The purpose of this is to prevent the pores of the veneer materials in the longer term should not collapse. The rest of the framework and roller mechanisms need cleaning, and all bearings need some rounds in various ultrasound before these hopefully again is functioning as intended.

Start switch before dismantling and a final round of cleaning. The goal is to get all the moving parts of these to work again.

Start switch before dismantling and a final round of cleaning. The goal is to get all the moving parts of these to work again.

The underside of the navigator skateboard / sleeping pad

The underside of the navigator's skateboard / mats before further dismantling

 

Navigator skateboard set right unite in from. The picture was taken right after the plane was raised in 2012

Navigator skateboard seen from port rear. The picture was taken right after the plane was raised in 2012.

In the rear of the skateboard can here see the lever that the navigator used when this was going to lock the board in one of the positions. The picture was taken right after the plane was raised in 2012.

Front starboard corner of the navigator's skateboard. The picture was taken right after the plane was raised in 2012.

 

2017.01.08

I from England we have Nigel Cross received a great gift in the form of a dashboard, as his father, Cyril Cross, has salvaged during WWII. We are very thankfulness for the confidence that Nigel here shows us. Down below you can read the cover letter as Nigel sent us, as well as see some pictures of the instrument panel.

Cover letter from Nigel Cross

Cover letter from Nigel Cross

Note that it is used Dutch text on Panet

Note that it is used Dutch text on Panet

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2016.02.08

Heat and sun is even a pious dream and we have therefore chosen to continue to work inside the workshop. It is still repairing outer part of the starboard elevator which is the most visible activity. Further efforts to disassemble Trottle cage from the cockpit well underway.

More particularly telling about the yellow box as in June 2012 was found in the plane. This has until now been stored in freshwater, and reappeared when the last of the parts that have been such a submerged was recalled. The box has contained Pervitin, a strong stimulant drug of a type as well not think that an air crew should tulle up. One web search on the name Pervitin gave among others. following results; “pervitin, a stimulant commonly known as speed today, was the German army’s — the Wehrmacht’s — wonder drug.” The box is again stored in freshwater pending advice from a conservator for how we can best take care of this.

The box that has contained the stimulant drug Pervitin
The box that has contained the stimulant drug Pervitin

Outer part of the starboard elevator
Outer part of the starboard elevator
The levers of redistribution of fuel and activation of fire extinguishers
The levers of redistribution of fuel and activation of fire extinguishers
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Trottle Treasury begins to approach ready for cleaning paint

2016.01.22

Winter cold has really put himself and made everything work out in the Heinkel hall to an unpleasant experience. We have therefore chosen to continue to work inside the workshop, where the temperature is a little more to live with. Efforts to restore the starboard elevator is well underway, and work is now rebuilding this. We also finally got to do a proper documentation of all parts that were fitted starboard engine buck, before these so after the tour has been dismantled. Trottlekassen with motor controllers are found out from the warehouse, and we have now begun work to clean and preserve this. It's an almost unbelievable experience to know that all the levers, and associated pushrods mxm. even possible to operate. A very thorough cleaning of the lacquer and preserving of moving parts mxm. will be required, but the whole thing is probably ready for exhibition season starts.

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All levers can be even operate

All levers can be even operate

It's a big job to do to clean surfaces mxm.

It's a big job to do to clean surfaces mxm.