Posts made in September, 2015

More stabiliser and rudder welding work

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

More stabiliser and rudder welding work

More work was undertaken on the horizontal stabiliser of G-ARPO last week with the help of K D Flavell & Sons who joined us to do some welding on the structures to strengthen and protect then for the future. The work saw corrosion cut out and the rebuilding of the front brackets which attach the stabiliser to the top of the tail fin. New plating was added, sealed and painted, and are ready now to drill new holes for the brackets. Whilst we had K D Flavell with us, we took the opportunity to reattach the rudder to the tail; this is a much easier task when it is laid on the ground than...

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Work begins on horizontal stabiliser

Posted on Sep 8, 2015 in About G-ARPO, Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

Work begins on horizontal stabiliser

Work has begun on preparing and securing some of the parts of G-ARPO which have been stored since she arrived in Sunderland 6 years ago. Last weekend members of the team were at the museum to begin work on the horizontal stabiliser, beginning the process of combating corrosion which has appeared in the structure. Around three quarters of the damaged fairing on top of the stabiliser was removed so that access to the corrosion underneath could be gained. We also removed a lot of accumulated dirt, birds nests, vegetation and other unwanted material in preparation for re-plating the corroded...

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