Temperature: Cooler than yesterday.
Comment: No airport operations again today.
A team gathered again to tear down Big Bird in preparation for the rebuild. Saturday great big pieces were removed, Sunday was the small stuff.
|Jan watches Andrew drill out rivets from the rudder..|
|Frank and Richard work on removing the seatpan which is riveted onto the frame.|
|John is removing the aileron bellcrank from the airframe.|
|Pancho is drilling out a rivet to free an aluminum "former" from the steel frame.|
|Frank is dosconnecting the last of the wires, etc., between the nosebowl and frame.|
|Several eyeballs are checking to make sure all of the rivets holding the nosebowl onto the frame have been found and drilled out.|
|The nosebowl is ready to be removed.|
|The nosebowl is off.|
|Many hands work to free a stubborn longeron.|
|Martin is using a knife to scrape paint off of suspect areas.|
|Right-hand wing strut attach fitting.|
|Rear wing spar attachment.|
This tube is what holds the forward spar of the vertical stabilizer.
|Dent and crack on tube that holds main spar of vertical stabilizer.|
|Here is the frame at the end of the day. No "attached" parts are remaining.|