The BPAG were at Manston again last weekend and despite a constant battle against corrosion, good progress was made in three vital areas. Outer wings were both returned to folded positions using a combination of handpump, penetrating fluid, 20 ton jack and brute strength manpower and are now ready to take off next time. Removal of dump masts is necessary to remove ailerons but again corrosion was an issue, forcing the decision to cut away masts as well as drilling out most screw heads. Hinge pin on LH eventually extracted and aileron removed. RH needs more persuading, however. Removal of fuselage access panels started, in order to assess internal structure and to give eventual access to lateral control run and bypass ring areas.

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