Our Queen Mary has changed her place of temporary residence. She moved from the Let RePair workshop to the Česká aviatická hangar on the truck, where she will be able to apply labels and fine-tune small details. And one big surprise, but his time had not yet come.
After complete dismantling and sandblasting, we found some corroded parts of our Type A3 600 gallon fuel servicing trailer. Because we want it to remain not only original, but also functional, we had to repair the corroded areas, you can see the result in the photos.
We disassembled the horizontal stabilizer of our Messerschmitt Bf 108 and underwent a complete defectoscopic inspection. It turned out to be excellent, so we can close it again and prepare it for installation back on the plane.
After sandblasting, our Airfield tanker Thompson Brothers P505 is back in the workshop of Let RePair. To our great surprise, the inside of the tank is in perfect condition, so we left it in its original paint. Unfortunately, there was nothing to save on the exterior, it will get a new color, but respecting the historical pattern.
Although our aircraft was created in the Messerschmitt factory with an Argus As 10 engine, later, during its service in the Armée de l’Air, it was rebuilt into a Renault 6Q-11 engine. Now that it returns to its original state, we must (if we do not find the original) re-produce some parts. One of them is the top cover of the engine, which is created by the boys from Let RePair.