Sunday, November 10, 2013

New Facebook Page

I have a new Facebook page which I hope to keep updated on a regular basis. I will put all further news on the Facebook page and not the Blogger website.
Thank's for your support!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tempted to resume work on the wooden shell while I'm waiting on parts to be machined for the elevators.
Ply sheeting should be laid up at a 45 degree angle.

Friday, January 4, 2013

 Original armrests on loan from Matt Denning. Starboard side has cutout for canvas map bag. Port side has a section patched over which was originally used on the CA-12 as an opening for the radio channel selector box.

A couple of CA-13 compass boxes in the making.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pictured is the top part of a cockpit frame that has been chopped up. The two round holes are for attaching the instrument panel rubber mounts.

One way to identify a Boomerang cockpit frame is this code which is stamped on the port upper engine mount lug. 12 means CA-12, G8 means number 8 in Batch G. Unfortunately this code doesn't always match up to the A46 aircraft number, which could be out of sequence. Other methods of identification are the tag on the overturn truss and pencilled A46 numbers on the inside of panels.
12 G8 lines up to A46-93 but is more likely to be from A46-94 More research is needed to confirm this.

 New rear window assembly finished a year or two ago

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Detail photo's of Windshield de icer pump, pilots oxygen controls, throttle quadrant and fuel tank selector. Set of static elevators out of the jig.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

 Sub panel box covers obtained via fellow Boomerang restorer Mark Walker in place.
Left one has magneto switch installed and right one has temperature guage switch and 8 day clock

 Machine gun ammunition box after some de rusting

Morse keying switch ready for installation. I probably restored this about 15 or more years ago and it has been waiting to go on. Mounted on the cockpit tube under right hand sub panel box.