Captain’s side: removed the insulation and the corrosion behind it. I found a 2k etch primer that comes very close to the zinc chromate primer used back in the day – to protect the bare aluminium from further corrosion.
I am starting to sell items of my 707 collection to finance the costly restoration of the cockpit of D-ABOD. Go to “Resources” and “Memorabilia for sale” This list will be updated from time to time and new items added.
Special guest: My father came over for a 48hrs visit and we had a look at his old workhorse D-ABOD. This was the first time since November 15th 1975 when he flew PHL-BOS-FRA!! He wasn’t very emotional about it and has lots of bad memories flying the 707 with former WW2 pilots and their ‘CRM’ […]
Some progress on the inside and outside of the cockpit of D-ABOD: The tiller finally came off and I was able to remove the CM1 side panel. Some more items from the aircraft’s past came to light. A quick look behind the insulation was rather shocking as heavy corrosion has done severe damage to the […]
The 2 ADF radios on the control stand are now converted and ready for codeing. I had to replace all bulbs which takes some time as they are soldered to a flexible circuit board. Bulbs are 680 bulbs, by chance I had 80 new bulbs from a previous wrong order. VHF/NAV are next.