Work Day 19th October 2019


Several tasks carried out on the radar:

Top coating the pedestal roof edge after its repair, fitting rivnuts to replace missing captive nuts on the bearing Ward Leonard cover, preparing the internals of the pedestal ready for a repaint and resealing the Inflight Reference Aerial. An accompanying image shows the current condition of the inside of the pedestal, note the main shaft that has had the lose red lead paint removed to expose a lot of the bright steel surface. Obviously red lead paint does not adhere that well to such a surface!

T86 Pedestal Aassembly wm.jpg


The simulator was run up and tested by running some engagement exercises; it remains serviceable.

It was also noted that the smell had gone; the RIFA mains filter capacitor that had probably blown in a power supply had done its worst.