The year 2020
The year 2020 was a good year for Heinkel 115 the project through which many positive things have happened.
for several years had restrictions on the type of work we could do
on the plane. During the past year, the Armed Forces Museums have largely been abolished
formerly Heinkel 115 the steering group has been closed down. As a replacement for this
a support group has been established with members from the Friends' Association, as well as two
conservators engaged by the Jærmuseet. This solution gives us that
working with the aircraft an easy access to a very versatile experience and
It also in
over the past year there has been a unanimous understanding that it can be
necessary to make some interventions on the center section. This mainly applies to supporting beams,
with associated attachments for wings and floats. This has led to it now
is working to find solutions for how such work can be
completed. Our goal is still to make small interventions and preserve as much as possible
much of this section.
Throughout the year, work has been done on a number of different sub-projects. I de
cases where equipment is completely destroyed, we integrate what may be left of
the original equipment in the new one being built.
An example is
the work that has now been completed to build a new hydraulic hand pump for flap and
opening of bomb hatches etc.. Of the original pump, only handles remained, mechanical
transfer to stamps, pistons and end caps. Said parts are built of
high-quality materials and had done well down on the fjord bottom. All
the pump housing and cylinders, on the other hand, were almost completely corroded. Pump housings and cylinders have now been rebuilt
and the pump can now again be used to pump oil. The above mentioned remaining
parts have been integrated in the new pump.
It is also
throughout the year made a new instrument panel for the cockpit. Although most of
the original panel was gone when the plane was lifted, will still the new panel
be equipped with original instruments. These are instruments that were found in
the aircraft and which has now been preserved and in some cases partially rebuilt.
At the same time, we have gained a good overview of the work with the instruments
which instruments and other similar equipment have been in the cockpit of the aircraft
and nasal section.
the bigger things that have been done through 2020 is the work of rebuilding
the system for suspension and transmissions from the rudder and toe pedals. Also here is remaining
original parts have been integrated into the new finished product.
It has also become
worked hard to preserve original electrical equipment. These are things like circuit breakers,
switches, terminal blocks and many other smaller electrical components. The work is
a time-consuming work of patience that is now really beginning to show again in form
of finished preserved parts. These have either already been reassembled in
the plane, or in stock ready for use..
The big and
extensive cableway along the port side of the cockpit was also completed early in
the section of one engine stand was completely missing when the plane was lifted in June 2012.
This is because one engine was salvaged before the plane sank in December 1942. It
the missing section has been rebuilt during the autumn. At the same time, we have what we have
of original brackets and other equipment for the motor brackets have been reassembled
on the engine jacks.
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and documentation is a time-consuming task that runs as long as the project
ongoing. It is also through 2020 been working a lot on these things.
When the plane was
raised in June 2012 a few smaller parts were left at the site. It was
last year, several ROV dives were made at the crash site in Hafsfjord. Although the plane was unusually complete
sea wreck to be, also missing our plane things that can not be found elsewhere.
A new application has therefore been sent to raise He 115 parts from Limingen.