Engineering Update – 26 June 2016

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On Sunday we continued preparing the final parts of the cabin for paint stripping. Mike has been doing a fantastic job in covering everything ready for this coming weekend.

Dan has also been doing a great job in finishing the paint stripping of the tail plane and other items. The condition of the tail structure is remarkable and only a small patch of corrosion has been found. Once the paint stripping is complete, they will be completely inspected and any repairs carried out then into the paint shop 🙂

Dani has been tasked with rebuilding one of the pilots seats which she dismantled, in preparation for inspection cleaning, repairs. Aviation Australia have done a great job in teaching her the basics and its great to have her on the project learning and experiencing hands on work on a great classic aircraft.IMG_6580 IMG_6584 IMG_6589 IMG_6597 IMG_6583 IMG_6588


  1. Terry McAfee

    04/11/2016 at 7:33 am


    Id love to help you refurbish your Dakota, I dream of being involved with such a project.
    Since I was discharged from the RAF Ive wanted to get involved but nothing as happened nearby, I’ll ave to keep wishing something will come up near me.
    Good luck with your project and keep us informed how its going.


    Terry McAfee

    • David Kingshott

      01/06/2017 at 10:54 pm

      Thank you Terry

      Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

      Its an amazing project and will take a lot of people to get her back to airworthy standards. Its a lot of fun too. Sorry you are not closer, but i hope you will be able to visit the aircraft one day either on a holiday or during our flight to the US and Europe in the future.

      Take care and all the best


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