Sunday, 30 September 2018

Trestles Restoration March to June 2018

During March, trestles arrived from Southend with the intention of being used to replace existing trestles holding the aircraft which were deteriorating. 

Before any work was done on them, they were examined to establish which sections of the fuselage each would be suitable for. They were then moved next to these positions, as can be seen in the photos below.  

To begin with, any piece of carpet or foam attached to the top of the trestles was removed. This was achieved using a hammer and screwdriver. Next those trestles fitted with a metal base had these areas rubbed down followed by applying a rust inhibitor and primer where necessary.  Once this had dried, these areas could then be painted along with the rest of the underside.  The trestles were then placed under the aircraft in the appropriate areas, to better support the aircraft and replaced any failing trestle.

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