Since this summer, we have continued to work on preparing the Kanzel to be able to mount it again together with the cockpit section..
During this work, it has been necessary to open up a few records / rib joints. This is to clean these for ongoing corrosion. To secure the pipe structures against further internal corrosion, Owatrol has been injected here.
Much work has also been done to preserve and rebuild original instruments and other components such as switches and electrical components.. Many of these components are now back assembled in Kanzel.
During the time on the fjord bottom, the cable street for the pipe network was completely corroded away and a new similar cable street has therefore been made..
New three cassettes for storing light cartridges have also been made. Furthermore, a lot of work has been done to clean and rebuild MG 15 spectacle magazines.
We will soon be there where further work with the Kanzel will depend on this being installed together with the cockpit section. This is because there are several large systems that run through from the Kanzel and backwards through the cockpit.
In parallel with the work with Kanzel, work has been done to prepare the center section for NDT investigations of the supporting beams.. To provide access to be able to measure rear girders, the rear edge of the center section has been loosened from the main structure.
IKM Inspection AS gave us 11. October free of charge an ultrasound examination of the beams. Incredibly, these measurements showed insignificant variations in material thicknesses. This gives us good hope to be able to avoid making very large interventions in the center section. We are now working to prepare for during 2022 to lift the center section out of the concrete hall and into the workshop.