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Old 16th Jun 2022, 10:49
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I have some information and photos
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Old 19th Jun 2022, 21:02
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Originally Posted by 99Wombat View Post
I have some information and photos
Well I'd like to see them.
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Well I'd like to see them.
Could you please let me know what do want to use the information and images for?
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Originally Posted by 99Wombat View Post
Could you please let me know what do want to use the information and images for?
love to see the old bird again. I will be in Innisfail tomorrow and take a few pictures and post for
general interest . Cheers
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Photos taken today 3rd August 2022. Very sad looking. There appears to be work being done on the righthand wing which has some damage as well from transportation. There also appears to be a fair bit of corrosion in fuselage. Guardians appear to be the parachute people who advise itís going to be restored to flying condition. Will need a lot of work , but letís hope she will grace the skyís again. Good luck !!! ( I have heaps of photos if anyone wants to see them )


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Old 3rd Aug 2022, 07:52
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IFL is a very wet place Hence all the black mold...and looks like a window open.! Needs to be got under cover if they want to save it. Be quick.!
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Some of that will literally buff out. Dealing with corrosion in a Dak is completely different to dealing with corrosion in a Cessna.
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Some of that will literally buff out. Dealing with corrosion in a Dak is completely different to dealing with corrosion in a Cessna.
Some of the corrosion I saw and photographed of the wing section show totally rotten stringers under the removed sheeting. Probably a bit hard to remove this corrosion unless these areas are completely replaced. Big job.
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The coastal environments SPY has been in for so long has probably given it the Big C. Could be saved ..but ..buckets of money required. At least the Beck Collection Dak has been in drier climes at YMBA. Now with FNQAM for l o n g term static resto.
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The coastal environments SPY has been in for so long has probably given it the Big C. Could be saved ..but ..buckets of money required. At least the Beck Collection Dak has been in drier climes at YMBA. Now with FNQAM for l o n g term static resto.
Looked at the C47 ex Becks at the FNQAM at YMBA as well. It looks in a lot better condition than SPY as far as the corrosion . As you say the drier climate up there certainly has preserved the aircraft better.

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Some of the corrosion I saw and photographed of the wing section show totally rotten stringers under the removed sheeting. Probably a bit hard to remove this corrosion unless these areas are completely replaced. Big job.
Yep, I appreciate that. But it's much easier working with the thicker guage ally.
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