Thursday, 21 May 2015
The cockpit is in the early phases of being restored.
The rudder peddles are being worked on. Smaller pieces for the rudder are being looked for from the many Anson frames we have. It is interesting that the pieces are all a little different making it challenge to use the original pieces that were used on #7481.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
The vertical stabilizer is well on it's way.
The tail section started with original pieces and newer pieces are being added as required. The original pieces with green paint can be seen in the photo below.
The mounting brackets are currently being added as shown in the picture below.
The Bomber Command Anson team is currently working on the fuselage forms and stringers.
Fuselage Stringers and forms
The forms are installed and the milled stringers are being installed. The stringers were milled from stika pine to provide a uniform straights look when the fuselage is covered. Notice that the stringers are cupped.
Upper stringer support
One intricate part required for the upper stringer installation is the tail stringer support piece. A mold is being constructed in order to fabricate the laminated upper stringer support.