From Ken Ramsay on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019:
Ron, a new member, brought in a small air compressor that he no longer needs. Kim moved the A-26 near an electric outlet on the line. We hooked up the compressor and when the pressure was up, connected it to the bomb bay door’s actuation valve that Tyke installed some time ago. Lo and behold the doors work. The compressor is small enough that we can install it in the plane so that the doors can be operated using an extension cord and not have to haul a compressor out to the plane. Thank you Ron and Tyke.
The cockpit doors for the OV-1 are being installed. Clay did a marvelous job cleaning them up, many hours polishing. The slick bombs are being restored and painted for the F-16. The center line full tank of the F-16 also was being painted. The Funk Model B has arrived in the restoration building. Bruce will be heading up its restoration. We have 5 AN-M57 bombs ready for nose pieces. The noses are in the works but will take some time. The remaining 5 will be painted on Wednesday. The F-102 landing gear doors are looking good painted. Dave started making the Corsair’s aft fuselage fixture and the stringers are being made. Photo #1 Photo #2
From Ken Ramsay on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019: The F-16 is getting its gray paint (see underside and vertical tail). It will be a two tone gray paint job, darker on top, lighter on bottom. John has installed aileron control cables and connected them to the control stick assembly. The ends are sticking out of the wing root awaiting the wing installation. The new trailer for our Cobra helicopter is finished. We can now tow it and not take out power lines. The corsair has been moved to the restoration building. This will make it much more convenient for the crew working on it. The upper skin is being fitted. We have 10 AN-M57 250 lb bombs awaiting for nose pieces. Working with a metal spinning company for the nose pieces. Will be a little while. Extra photos from Richard Willaman: Space for the upcoming new banquet area with a view of the airport…. ….and other MAPS aircraft on the tarmac. The darker upper windows are where the new Banquet facility will be. Our Douglas C-47B “Ruptured Duck” sits under the sunny skies. Funk Model B is now being restored.