The USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio is currently in the process of restoring their Avro 504K and recently released a time-lapse video detailing the process of removing fabric from the machine’s fuselage.
As previously reported, this particular example of the famous WW1 British trainer was originally constructed by the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit in 1966-67 using original parts, including a 110 hp Le Rhone rotary engine. It arrived at the USAF Museum in 2003 and has since been on display in its Early Years Gallery wearing the colors of an aerobatic trainer of AEF No. 3 Instruction Center, based at Issoudun, France in 1918.
The next steps will include cleaning the airframe structure and engine and replacing the fabric with a period correct linen.
Click below to check out the new video.
Check out this timelapse of the fabric removal during the Avro 504K restoration process. The next steps include cleaning the airframe structure and engine, and replacing the fabric with a period correct linen. Follow the process and view photos here: http://bit.ly/2NljiMZ #restoration #avgeek #WWI
Posted by National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Thursday, October 11, 2018
(via USAF Museum)