We have all of the pieces for the F-86A’s wind screen assembly except for the left panel. Its is expected on Saturday.
From Ken Ramsay:
Bill touched up the Corsair’s aft fuselage paint now that all of the body work is complete.
Dave installed the pivot axels in the Corsair’s elevators. The plan is that they will be operational.
And Ray and Tom are making more components for the Corsair’s structure. Tom cuts the pieces out and Ray forms them into working parts.
While we were in the SSME, Dennis and Bill made a trial fit of the Corsair’s wing structure. It fits perfectly thanks to Dave’s excellent engineering.
Bill brought in the F-86A’s left windscreen and Carl cut it to size. We can now put together the entire windscreen assembly.
The instrument panel shroud has been fabricated. Painting and installation is next.
Our F-105 is not the only one needing extensive body work. Here is a photo of another one being restored.
The H-19’s tail airfoils which were severely damage are being replaced by Ron. Not an easy task.
The front doors of the H-19 have been recovered and finishing is in process.
At today’s membership meeting, Kim’s report showed that we are doing very well in first month of 2022. He then gave the 2021 Year End Results, which verified that we are recovering nicely from the 2020 pandemic. Lots of hard work by everyone.
And we installed shelves in one of the cabinets and placed some of the 40+ models on the shelves to see how they looked.
On Saturday I worked on the Super Sabre Memorial Exhibit (SSME) along with Mike and Dan. We turned the Thunderbird vertical stabilizer around giving us a little more wall space and making the position lights more prominent.