The T86 rear cabin floor had been primed the previous week, see accompanying photo, so on Saturday the task was to replace the plywood floor. The plywood sections had been cut out previously and laying them in position was a bit like a giant jigsaw. A start was also made on bolting the floor down.
Preparation for painting the rear cabin wall of the T86 has started, see accompanying photo. The cabin wall needs to be painted before the Ward Leonards are put back on their shelf. Further work was carried out on fabricating the mounts for the Ward Leonards and they were also primed.
Some time was spent on investigating the fault that is preventing the simulator from running. Fault finding will continue this coming Saturday. We do have spares but the issue is we have no way of knowing if they are serviceable due to age, their history etc and we have no test specifications for these comlpex cards. Testing cards in situ is an obvious answer to this problem but insert a card and it appears unserviceable, leave it a month of so, insert it again and it’s working. Next time we run up the LCP its not working; very frustrating.