Tonight's work can be stated in three words: "Worked On
Our sponsoring Hobby Shop is out of ends for our push rods, so we decided to
work on the cockpit glass and nose glass. Greg had to leave early so that
left Rick & I to work on the windows. There is a snow storm predicted for
tonight. At about seven pm we looked out the window and Ricks van was
already covered in snow, so we called it a night. The pictures tonight
should be self explanatory.
I am going to start tonight off, by giving a big THANK YOU
to Paul Silbermann of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Mr.
Silbermann got the door information that we have been looking for. Also
thank you Greg for finding Mr. Silbermann.
We had high hopes of working on the tail control push rods. But the ends we
need have not come in yet, so we had another WOW night (work on windows).
It didn't take too long to figure out Gary messed up on cutting the
starboard nose windows. The correct placement for the starboard side,
closest to the nose is one small window. Then a gun blister placed aft,
with another small window aft of the blister. The port side however is
different. The Gun blister is closest to the nose. With two small windows
aft of the blister. The pictures tonight show the gun blisters taped in
proper place. The miss cut will not be a problem, as it can be enlarged to
proper size for gun blister window.
The navigator dome window was completed and glued in place and the hole cut
through the skin of the fuse. Also the fuse skin was cut away from the
radio operator gun window. The wing fillets were also sanded to shape
better. A little miscellaneous sanding was also done. We had some
discussion of top turret, then called it a night.