Two minor pieces of news from Newark Air Museum, which represent significant steps forward in the on-going restoration of two of the museum's airframes.
The Auster AOP.9 fuselage that was moved out of deep storage in January 2012 has now had its undercarriage refitted, making it more easy to move around Hangar 1. The planned survey of the fuselage framework has now been started, which will allow for preparations to be made for the long-term restoration of the airframe.
In recent weeks some trial fabric application work has been carried out on two items from the on-going rebuild of General Aircraft Monospar VH-UTH. This fabric application work has been carried out on the tail section and rudder; whilst this work is still at an early stage it nevertheless represents a significant step forward in this in-depth rebuild project.
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