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September 2004

Restoration Progress Reports

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Fuselage

             

Moulds for the laminated spruce rings for the rear fuselage section have been made and the rings produced. The inner skins have been fitted to the fuselage moulds with the rings and other filler pieces. Fitting of the balsa has begun. Work continues on the jig for the main wing attach points, as does the sorting out and restoration of parts for the systems, furnishings and ancillary structure of the fuselage;













Canopy

A work stand has been manufactured to support the canopy frame during restoration, work on the perspex continues;

Propellers

Final surface filling and priming was completed and the blades have received their colour coats. Assembly has now begun

Engineering data

All remaining un-scanned original Mosquito drawings have now been scanned by a contractor and the digital copies incorporated into the data base. This does not include the tooling drawings. Work continues other aspects of the digitisation of drawings and manuals, and the refinement of the database.

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