DC-3 Restoration Activity

DC-3 Restoration activity update for the 2nd quarter of 2016 by crew member Carl Cruff.


Exterior

After the completion of the aluminum skin polishing, the right wing was returned to the storage hanger with the previously completed left wing. The polishing activity recommenced on the aircraft fuselage section and all top and side surfaces are now complete. Polishing has started on the aircraft underside surfaces; the restricted access and awkward positions have slowed progress on the mostly overhead work. The team is on target to complete the majority of polishing work by the 4th Quarter and to then begin the application of the Eastern Air Lines livery scheme.

The DC-3 restoration team welcomes the return of summer intern Robert Moore, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Engineering student. In addition, Mr. Bob Sperry, a former Pratt & Whitney employee, has joined the team to assist with the cockpit interior restoration. Bob joins us after the completion of the interior restoration on the Doman LZ-5 helicopter

Polished wings in storage
Completed fuselage topside polishing
Completed fuselage side polishing-cockpit section
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