Paint removal begins Moved the cockpit to a different hangar for paint removal. Right side is now clear of most stickers. Not sure what kind of paint was used but the paint stripper that worked well on the Caravelle doesn’t work at all on the 707! Ardex (Industry standard for paint removal) is very expensive […]
Another visit to the Californian desert to find more 707 parts to make D-ABOD 100% complete. Spares source is N7381 B720 once flown by Ethiopian Airlines. Since my job keeps me very busy at this moment, I am unable to do any restoration work, so I am putting my focus on sourcing parts and sounds […]
Visited Willow Run Airport near Detroit and checked out the DC-8-63 (ex Austrian Airlines). Tried to get #4 fired up for the JT3D sound recordings for the 707 sim but no GPU available… anyway, a great day and a very friendly atmosphere. I am still optimistic to get the recordings at a later stage. At […]
After I acquired the historic cockpit of D-ABOD I was able to sell N707QJ to a museum which I am now reassembling. Hopefully I can have it moved to her new home in Bavaria, Germany by May 22 .
18.02.2022: Today I started the restoration of the cockpit section of D-ABOD: Detailed photographs of every inch of the cockpit Collected all loose items and screws and cleared out the trash Got upset how the workers removed items and panels in the cockpit and how Dechow treated the items (Navigator’s table damaged by them) Removing […]