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Avro Lancaster NX611 winter restoration 2017

15 September 2017

It's that time of year again, here's what we will be doing to Avro lancaster NX611 this winter

Building on the hugely successful 2016 winter restoration period with a complete paint strip, survey and repaint of NX611 we will now begin on the list of restoration work to be done.

2017 will see us focusing on two distinct areas, tail fin/rudder and inboard engines.

The following work is aimed to be completed this winter-


-Satrboard Fin and Rudder disassembly and complete rebuild/restoration

-Undercarriage Support beams (these have the undercarriage and engine bearers bolted to them and in turn bolt to the front spars).  Its a forged item so needs to be removed for paint strip, inspection and NDT.

-Starboard wing trailing edge removal for inspection and repair

-Starboard trailing edge access panel anchor nut strip replacement.

-Repair of a hydraulic tank connection weep


- H2S dome retaining anchor nut replacement

- Number 2 engine removal and replacement

- Winter servicing of engines

All of this work is estimated to cost £125,000.00 over the 6 month period.

If you would like weekly reports on the restoration work during that period please sign up to the Rivet Club HERE

If you would like to support the project with a donation we would be very grateful and it can be given HERE

We will endeavour to provide winter restoration tours as we did in 2016 as they proved extremely popular so if you would like to do a tour please keep an eye on our website.

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