Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Garnet Fedorowich, Transport Canada, approved the use of roundels and some military markings to commemorate the role Brandon's Commonwealth Air Museum's Tiger Moth played in Great Britain in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan 1939-1946. The Commonwealth Air Museum is a National Historic Site and an excellent example of the approximately 200 airports built across Canada to support the Air Training Plan. Over 200,000 airmen from around the Commonwealth came to Canada to be trained.
James from Nitro Graphics applying CF-JNF to lower left wing
Monday, May 28, 2012
Rick figures "the 90% done and 90% to go isn't quite true anymore - he figures we're 90% done.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Ken and Colette Pierce double checking the elevator and rudder cables.
Rick, Jill, Colette, & Ken - Ken and Colette decided to stay a few hours longer to help assemble the horizontal stabilizer and elevators - after participating in the 99's Poker Derby.
Ken and Colette Pierce flew in from Beulah Manitoba on the Saskatchewan border in their C185 - The Tiger Moth was quite a contrast!
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The flying wires curing - we'll leave them in the mount Vic designed to dry and the top coat will be black, using the same paint as Gil used for all the hardware.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Then the wires were wiped down and washed with POR15 Cleaning Fluid diluted 5:1. George Inman built a 2x4 trough lined with plastic - Vic's idea! to hold the fluid and the wires. Then the wires were rinsed well using the hose and dried thoroughly. The clean wires were then soaked in the anti-corrosion POR15 solution, kept wet for 20 minutes, rinsed thoroughly with the hose and then dried thoroughly. This was repeated 4 hours later. They are now ready for 2pt epoxy primer and paint.