Two ADF radios converted

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.

YouTube Restoration Video update

Corrosion Removal

Corrosion removal

The darkest and coldest time of the year make me focus now on getting work done inside the cockpit such as corrosion treatment and removing the rudder pedal heels. Found a match and cigarette pack wrapping which have been hidden for 50 years or even more. When D-ABOD

Mindblowing JT3D/TF33 recordings from powerun on E3A

I received the engine sound recordings from a JT3D/TF33 power run: MIND BLOWING 🙂 various power settings from IDLE to up to 97% with synchronized engines all in excellent quality recorded inside the cabin behind

Researching the Lufthansa Blue from 1967

Not as easy as it may seem – finding the correct color is a trial an error task. Unfortunately, Lufthansa keeps their color codes like a “Staatsgeheimnis” even after over 50 years. They do not even answer any requests regarding this project. Preserving the

Paint removal and polishing – first cut

Paint removal

Paint removal begins

Sourcing more 707 parts

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