Des and I spent most of our day putting a second coat of paint on the cylinders and a first coat on the crankcase and exhaust collector ring. I failed to take any photos for some reason. Lois and I are going for a flight in the Air Chathams DC-3 tomorrow so will take some photos then.
In the near future we will need to organise transport for the wooden prop for the Cheetah and some main undercarriage legs. These will need to be picked up from Ferrymead in Christchurch and delivered to Classic Flyers in Tauranga. Does anyone on this forum know of any person making such a trip that might be able to transport these items. Even contacts with transport companies who might be able to backload these items and are capable of collecting and dropping off at the respective locations.
From what I've read she was bought by the operators of the US Meteor, they took the airworthy engines (which they'd bought this example for) and then donated the aircraft to an organisation at Bruntingthorpe for preservation. A nice gesture - at least this way Brit enthusiasts will still be able to see it.
We managed to free up the area around the Cheetah again so that we could get to it. We did some more cleaning and fixing of some of the baffle area around the heads and should be ready to start painting these areas next week. We have also found some BSF nuts to mount the accessories to the back of the engine so some of those have been fitted too. We still seem to be missing some items here so will have to see what we can find.
We managed to get a bit of time on the engine today worked around getting the wing on the Avenger. It is all hand painting now and requires at least two coats so it is quite time consuming. We have managed to find a prop for the engine thanks heaps to Denys at Ferrymead. We are also missing a few of the accessories from the rear case so if anyone is aware of any BER parts we would appreciate a heads up.
More fiddly brush painting today for Des and I. It appears that we have only 1 of the accessories for the back of the case. The photos below show what we are missing. If anyone can help here even if it is only with some BER cases it will at least look more inspiring than it does at present.