1st August saw the biggest working party the BPAG has assembled so far recommencing work on ZE360. Our aims for the weekend were the removal of both outer wings, the fuselage tailcone, replacing the deflated RH mainwheel and continuing access to the internal structure.
The aircraft has stood outside, fairly close to the sea for nearly 30 years, which means that almost every single part is corroded and stuck- fasteners, panels, connections and hinges. Despite this hinderance, both outer wings were removed (a major milestone in the project) hydraulic reservoir bay was stripped out and tailcone was removed. All achieved under the full glare of the sun while perched on a stainless steel surface that you could have cooked eggs on…well done and many thanks to our team of vounteers.
More pics available on the ZE360 Restoration Gallery.