Brook’s B-17 FEBRUARY 2017

February 2017

  • Outer Wing Repair
    Work continued on repairing the outer wing.
    We received the hardness tester last week and have begun evaluating the wing’s structure for air-worthiness.
  • Landing Gear Retract Step and Bomb bay lower skin ribs. Completed the starboard side ribs and landing gear retract step. The port side (Lake plane) will be sent to Ray Moore as he has access to a suitable sheer and brake to fabricate the skins.
  • Assisted Bob Harless. Assisted Bob removing ski parts from the C-47

 

February 2017

  • Continue work on the outer wing.
  • Resume work on throttle quadrant.
  • Continue assistance where needed on the C-47.
Outer Wing

Outer Wing

Outer wing bottom skin removal

Outer wing bottom skin removal

Bomb bay-10 Bomb bay-9Original bomb bay lower skin ribs

Original bomb bay lower skin ribs

Bomb bay lower skin rib

bomb bay lower skin ribs

Bomb bay lower skin ribs

Bomb bay lower skin rib. All ribs made from T-3

Bomb bay lower skin rib. All ribs made from T-3

Bomb bay lower skin rib

Bomb bay lower skin rib

Bomb bay lower skin rib

Bomb bay lower skin rib

Bomb bay lower skin rib

Bomb bay lower skin rib

Bomb bay-12Bomb bay lower skin ribs and landing gear retract step

Bomb bay lower skin ribs and landing gear retract step

Bomb bay-7

All ribs completed

 

BROOKS B-17 JANUARY 2017

December 2016

  • Outer Wing Repair
    Work continued on repairing the outer wing.
    We attempted to remove the soot from the wing structure by pressure washing, without much success. We are waiting for the hardness tester to determine if the structure was negatively affected by the fire.
  • Leading Edge, Outer Wing
    Work continues on the outer wing leading edge.
  • Ailerons
    Repairs have been made and new parts fabricated for the ailerons, specifically the trim tab.
  • Bulkhead Hat Channel Jigs
    The fiberglass bulkhead hat channel jigs have been prepared and are ready for use.
  • Pilot/Co-Pilot Seat Shock Cords
    Fabrication of new shock cords for both seats have begun.
  • Landing Gear Retract Steps
    Fabrication of new landing gear retract steps have begun, with one step being completed.
Outer Wing old repair to be repaired correctly

Outer Wing old repair to be repaired correctly

Outer Wing old repair to be repaired correctly

Outer Wing old repair to be repaired correctly

Aileron to be repaired

Aileron to be repaired

Trim Tab Needing Repair

Trim Tab Needing Repair

Trim Tab Needing Repair

Trim Tab Needing Repair

Trim Tab Under Repair

Trim Tab Under Repair

Trim Tab Under Repair

Trim Tab Under Repair

Trim Tab Under Repair

Trim Tab Under Repair

Trim Tab New Gussets

Trim Tab New Gussets

Trim Tab New Rib

Trim Tab New Rib

Trim Tab New Trailing Edge

Trim Tab New Trailing Edge

Trim Tab New Trailing Edge

Trim Tab New Trailing Edge

Seat Shock Cord

Seat Shock Cord

Seat Shock Cord

Seat Shock Cord

Seat Shock Cord Installation

Seat Shock Cord Installation

Landing Gear Retract Step

Landing Gear Retract Step

Landing Gear Retract Step

Landing Gear Retract Step

Landing Gear Retract Step

Landing Gear Retract Step

Landing Gear Retract Step

Landing Gear Retract Step

Landing Gear Retract Step

Landing Gear Retract Step