As many of our readers will be well aware, Avro Lancaster B.VII NX611 ‘Just Jane’ is under restoration with the Lincoln Aviation Heritage Center at former RAF East Kirkby in Lincolnshire, England. WarbirdsNews has been reporting on their progress periodically, and we thought that our readers might like to see their most recent report, reproduced here with permission…
The Rivet Club – Newsletter 36
by Andrew Panton
This week has been the first week back so everyone is getting back into the swing of it!
The anchor nut strip is due in this week from the USA which will enable us to progress the trailing edge and reassemble it ready to be fitted back onto the aircraft.
The cleaning of the rear spar face has been progressing ready for a repaint and the trailing edge be attached.
We have started to paint strip some of the spars in the areas we can get to. This will give us a better idea the condition along its length.
The trailing edge panels have been progressing well, and will soon be finished, ready for a top coat of paint. We received these back from primer this week so they have progressed nicely.
Along with trailing edge panels, we have received some parts for the bulkhead from the paint shop and many more items have gone for a coat.
More items have gone away to be fabricated following inspection with several of the rudder and fin ribs requiring fabrication. We were also fortunate to receive a couple of new torque wrenches and a torque checker from Norbar as a donation to the project, they are very gratefully received!
There are some winter tours planned HERE so you can have a close up look at the inner workings of the winter restoration. More updates soon!
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