Work on the aircraft has slowed due to the need to prepare for the upcoming Geneseo Airshow. Here is where we stand as of this writing.
All of the trim tabs are finished and ready for painting.
The port side aileron repairs are complete.
The other aileron is almost finished. Just a little bit more to do.
Work on one of the rudders is underway.
We are still removing old rusted screws around the flight deck windows. About two thirds of them are now out. This is a slow, tedious job as the stubborn old hardware has been in place since 1948. It also gets very hot working in that cockpit, with temperatures reaching 120 degrees. By opening up the windows and roof hatch we can get that down to a more manageable 107 degrees.
Our inside airshow display is now in place. The visitor area inside has been enlarged to help alleviate the long lines outside.
The instrument panel is almost finished. Just needs a little more paint and repair. We have about 10 instruments to fit into it. Still searching for the rest.
Stop in and visit us during the airshow. The plane will be open all weekend, and I expect to spend a lot of time there Saturday talking with the visitors. There will be another report later this month after the airshow is over and we get back to work.