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Refurbishment Update – C150L Commuter VH-PKU

Refurbishment Update – C150L Commuter VH-PKU

December 22, 2018 By Benjamin Morgan
The team are back at it today focusing on the clean up of the rear window skins and fuselage bulkhead! The rear window skin joints are an area that attract...

The team are back at it today focusing on the clean up of the rear window skins and fuselage bulkhead!

The rear window skin joints are an area that attract corrosion due to captured moisture as a result of poorly sealed windows. Cessna uses felt in the window frames to help protect the perspex from movement and cracks due to vibration, however, over time the felt absorbs moisture and creates the perfect environment for corrosion.

The green zinc chromate primer around the rear bulkhead and window skins highlights a previous attempt to deal with corrosion that had established between the skins. Unless the structure is opened up and thoroughly cleaned, this type of remedial repair does nothing but hide a larger problem.

With the rear window removed and skins released, we now have complete access to remove any corrosion that has built up since 1973. The structure will be extensively primed prior to reassembly ensuring the structure remains corrosion free for many years to come.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE PART?

Volunteers are always welcome to participate, drop us a line on 0415 577 724.

GOT AN UNWANTED 150/152 AIRFRAME?

We are on the lookout for additional 150/152 airframes, if you have an unwanted airframe, drop us a line on 0415 577 724. Must have logbooks!

Benjamin Morgan

Executive Director - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) of Australia

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