@afmuseumnz: Over the next few weeks, visitors will have the chance to see aircraft conservation in action, as our technical team undertake a detailed maintenance check of Lockheed Hudson NZ2013, in situ in the Aircraft Hall. #avgeek #airforcemuseumnz #museumconservation t.co/Ki8Ee8w3Ei
Anthony, Cannot answer if they have the beaching gear or not, but you should be able to get good illustrations of this type of gear in the IPB (Illustrated Parts Book) for this type of aircraft. This gear (including the wheels and brakes) was produced in the USA by Hayes Industries. The other technical publications also give excellent instructions on how it was used to bring Cats out of the water, or return them to the briney. David D
Post by Dave Homewood on Aug 23, 2019 13:37:16 GMT 12
Anthony it was mostly a check on condition, corrosion and stability - and a bit of conservation - on the Catalina. They are not planning to continue with the restoration at this stage, so it will go back into storage.