Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Gate Guardian Work Continues

From some angles, the CAF Mi-24 display, already looks good.

But a lot of work is still going on under the skin. Upper compartments are being cleared so the transmission can be reinstalled and blades mounted for static display.

Here, a joint CAF, CWAM volunteer works to clear the compartment and plug holes that let rainwater into the cabin. On his right a piece of the broken transmission case is still attached to the broken mount.

From the ground some of the damage is not as apparent. The "tilt" at left is not due to camera angle. This cooler section was broken and must be straightened before skins and doors can be replaced. A lot of patching is required because most of the panels were bent, broken or torn and deck sealer will be applied to help keep water out of the cabin below.

For more posts about this project click below on label "Bord 122". For posts about all Mi-24 helicopters at the museum, click below on label mi-24. For more aircraft details and pictures go to our Aircraft page.

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