Restoration Progress ReportsJune 2003 | September 2003 | November 2003 | June 2004 | September 2004 | January 2005 | June 2005
The clear acrylic sheet to cover the tailplane has been made and preparations for its installation have been completed. Both lower skins are now glued in place, and the upper port skin has been prepared for installation. The interior has been painted with white water based acrylic paint to simulate the original de Havilland finish ‘A’ of white cellulose enamel;
The fin jig is complete and assembly of the fin has begun.
The fuselage has now been lifted into its rigging position and temporally shored. Work will now commence on creating an appropriate cradle to support the fuselage properly during its restoration.
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