All of the front end hardwire has been removed from the Corsair. Now if we only had wings.
With the OV-1 gone the restoration building is a little empty.
However, a new project has just arrived.
Jodie has enlisted a little family help. His daughter came to help on the F-102.
Paul and I finished the body putty and sanding of the right side of the F-105’s stabilator then I applied a coat of primer.
And the tail cones for the F-102’s drop tanks are taking shape. Rolling a cone is a difficult process.
The OV-1 has left the building and now is in the hanger. Good job by all getting it turned around in the restoration building and then getting it out over the gravel and grass. Wing installation is planned for Wednesday.
Carl has developed a process to make nose cones for the Sparrow missiles. The lathe is a big help in smoothing the epoxy.
Finished cone. Master is in the background.
The T-28 has a new propeller spinner made at MAPS.
From Ronald Schultz:
When visiting, do not forget to look in the elevator foyer area for more displays.
Ray was working in the banquet hall, above showing a sample piece for the counter and design.
The OV-1 having its parts transported over to the main hangar for eventual assembly.
More photos of displays in the elevator foyer
Door frame installed separating the kitchen to the seating area.
Door frame removed for access to the restrooms on the 2nd floor.
Dishwasher system in the kitchen.
The men’s, women’s and family restrooms are essentially ready for use, just some final touches to do.
Rear shot of the OV.
With the OV out of the renovation hangar, we are able to see a good side shot of the Sabre.
Ken and Paul working on the F-105.
You are always welcome back!
A nice sunny day for outdoor photos.
The Radio building.
Tom working on the corsair elevator with pieces cut from his homemade CNC plasma cutter. The plasma cutter expedites cutting many parts, like those on the bottom of the photo.
One more shot of Carl working on the AIM-7 Sparrow missile caps. 8 of the missiles are being made (4 for the F-4 and 4 for the F-14).
Here is the Maintenance building storing mowers, etc.
Renovation Hangar (aka Area 51).
Wide shot of renovation tables
The F-101, F-100, T-37 and the C-47 lined up in front of the main hangar.
S2F, F-9 (with its wings down) and the F-14
Outdoor storage area is a lot cleaner and organized than before. Great job!