This is just a brief report, but Warbirds News is pleased to note that the restoration team working in Wichita, Kansas on the Boeing B-29 Superfortress known as “Doc” is making a full-court press to get the aircraft ready for its first flight this summer, hopefully in June. As can be seen in the image above, all of the engines are nearly ready to install, with one already mounted on the port wing. This engine is presently in the process of having its exhaust system installed.
Of more complexity, the control surface rigging for the rudder, ailerons and elevators is close to completion. Also the Flight Engineer’s station behind the cockpit is receiving a lot of attention with instrumentation and wiring coming together very well. We look forwards to brining you more news on this exciting project as soon as it becomes available.
For previous Warbirds News reports on “Doc”, please click HERE.