Wiring fire handles

Wiring fire handles

Connecting the fire handles and other switches and lights using the original wiring. Time-consuming figuring out each wire but worth preserving the original work of art

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Removing insulation

Removing insulation

After some considerations I decided to remove the entire insulation for better access to the airframe. This makes it easier to remove remaining wires, tubes and other unnecessary equipment. I am still missing the footrest brackets, panel brackets...

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Cleaning cleaning cleaning….

Cleaning cleaning cleaning….

D-ABUD/N707QJ is undergoing a thorough cleaning and removal of insulation, wiring and unnecessary tubes. Kitchen cleaner is probably the best cleaning product to use for this job. Note the large amounts of nicotine which were not that easy to...

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Parts from N88ZL

Parts from N88ZL

After over a year of waiting I was now finally allowed to take the parts of N88ZL, former Lufthansa D-ABUF. This is only 20% of what we (Guy van Herbruggen and me) bought and we hope to get the remaining parts which are stuck in a court case...

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Fantastic Find in Belgium!

Fantastic Find in Belgium!

Fantastic find in Belgium! A HUGE number of cockpit parts of Lufthansa’s D-ABUD my father flew with Lufthansa in the 70s. Many thanks for Guy van Herbruggen for this wonderful donation. Most of the parts will be cleaned only and left as is...

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Boeing 707 cockpit arrived!!

Boeing 707 cockpit arrived!!

Today I took delivery of the Boeing 707 cockpit I have been dreaming of for many many years. This former Saudi Arabian Airlines 707 (HZ-ACI) will become Lufthansa’s B707 D-ABUD/UF (N88ZL) with all panels, most gauges and other parts coming...

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