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Hereafter you will find some references about aircraft restoration

 
If there are numerous publications about warbirds or historic aviation, there are very few books or publications about how to preserve or restore aircraft. By design an aircraft is not designed to be permanent object. An aircraft is also by essence a complex machine made of numerous parts and build using a long list of raw material. It was so a real challenge for restorers or Museums to setup methods. Fortunately some organization already experts in the restoring or preservation of historic or artistic objects proposed some of their techniques. One of the first examples of restoring and preservation an aircraft was a Wright Flyerin the USA before WW1.
 
It is logical the first guidelines or good practices were published in this country.. 

 

In 1997, Robert Mikesh, the former senior curator for aeronautics at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, published what is now considered as reference on aircraft preservation and restoration in Restoring Museum Aircraft. (Restoring Museum Aircraft by Robert Mikesh. Published by Airlife ISBN 1853108758.)

 
 
This Canadian project restoring a Canadair North Star applying the principles described in the book of Robert Mikesh. The following link drives you to a summary of these good practices.
 
 

Aircraft Restoration Practice and Philosophy by Edward McManus

 

A short but very useful article written by one of the expert of the NASM about aircraft restoration and how standards applied to art or historical objects can be applied to aircraft restoration 

 
 
 
 
The American institute for Conservation based at the Stanford university published guidelines about restoration and conversation. although, primary written for historic and artistic heritage conservation, these guidelines contain rules which can applied to aviation heritage and are applied by some US museums.
 
 
 

 

'Recreational Aviation Australia' published this document about metal corrosion in Aviation.
 

HydroAero : La technologie du bois et de la toile

One of the excellent article by Gerard Hartmann about vintage aviation including some about early techniques and materials. 

Dossiers historiques et techniques aéronautique française. Dossiers réalisés par Gérard HARTMANN. Les dossiers sont au format .pdf afin de garantir la meilleure qualité d'impression, en contrepartie le poids des fichiers est parfois lourd et des problèmes de téléchargement peuvent se produire. Utilisation des dossiers. Les dossiers publiés ici représentent une somme de travail considérable et pourtant ils sont mis à votre disposition gratuitement. Nous apprécirions être prévenus en cas d'utilisation publique ou rediffusion sur le web ou autre support, et que le nom de l'auteur ainsi que l'adresse de ce site soient visibles. Merci de votre compréhension.




 


HydroAero : L’aluminium historique par Gérard Hartmann

One of the excellent article by Gerard Hartmann about vintage aviation including some about early techniques and materials. 

Dossiers historiques et techniques aéronautique française. Dossiers réalisés par Gérard HARTMANN. Les dossiers sont au format .pdf afin de garantir la meilleure qualité d'impression, en contrepartie le poids des fichiers est parfois lourd et des problèmes de téléchargement peuvent se produire. Utilisation des dossiers. Les dossiers publiés ici représentent une somme de travail considérable et pourtant ils sont mis à votre disposition gratuitement. Nous apprécirions être prévenus en cas d'utilisation publique ou rediffusion sur le web ou autre support, et que le nom de l'auteur ainsi que l'adresse de ce site soient visibles. Merci de votre compréhension.



HydroAero : L’acier historique par Gérard Hartmann

One of the excellent article by Gerard Hartmann about vintage aviation including some about early techniques and materials. 

Dossiers historiques et techniques aéronautique française. Dossiers réalisés par Gérard HARTMANN. Les dossiers sont au format .pdf afin de garantir la meilleure qualité d'impression, en contrepartie le poids des fichiers est parfois lourd et des problèmes de téléchargement peuvent se produire. Utilisation des dossiers. Les dossiers publiés ici représentent une somme de travail considérable et pourtant ils sont mis à votre disposition gratuitement. Nous apprécirions être prévenus en cas d'utilisation publique ou rediffusion sur le web ou autre support, et que le nom de l'auteur ainsi que l'adresse de ce site soient visibles. Merci de votre compréhension.



 
Wooden propellers

Wooden display propellers have rapidly become the most collectible item of aviation memorabilia.  This site is committed to the exchange of information about wood aircraft propellers in general, with emphasis on WWI and earlier antique propellers.  
If you are trying to identify a vintage wooden propeller, start
here or go to Modern Wooden Propellers.  If you don't find the answer there, post your question on our Wooden Propeller Forum.


Technical manuals
 
 
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                          Flight Manuals: Aircraft and Helicopter Flight Manuals on CD
On this site you can purchase scanned images of aircraft flight manuals. These flight manuals contain all the information required by the pilot, including a technical description of the aircraft, limitations, normal and emergency procedures and in
most cases performance data.
 
  

Esco

Welcome to the Essco Aircraft web site. This site is an extension of our mail order business in Akron, Ohio. We are constantly changing and growing as we are adding our library of over 180,000 aircraft manuals.

 

 
Aircraft specific restoration
 

How one of the most fantastic aircraft ever build was preserved. 

 The Borel aircraft was a pionnier aircraft discovered a few years ago after several decades of storage. The aircraft was still untouched. The Aviation Museum of Canada decided to take action to preserve it as close as possible to its original state.


SBD-2 Recovered from Lake Michigan
 A good example of a study prior to a restoration.

This report focuses on a Douglas SBD-2 Dauntless Scout Bomber, specifically, U.S. Navy Bureau of Aeronautics (BuAer) aircraft serial number, known as a Bureau Number in Naval circumstances, (BuNo) 2106. The Navy awarded many contracts to the Douglas Aircraft Company at El Segundo, California, in 1940. The Douglas Dauntless/Banshee design was one of these contracts. It was conceived through the combined efforts of aeronautical engineers John K. Northrop, Ed Heinemann, and Donald Wills. This aircraft played a significant role in many of the Allied tactical and strategic successes in the Pacific Theater of Operations, ultimately emerging as one of the most important and successful aircraft designs of the Second World War.
Discovered in October, 1993 on the bottom of Lake Michigan, the submerged but wellpreserved wreck of BuNo 2106 was recovered in January 1994, by A & T Recovery, for the National Museum of Naval Aviation (NMNA). The Naval Historical Center (NHC), in cooperation with the National Museum of Naval Aviation and the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) conducted a preliminary archaeological and historical documentation of the aircraft.



 
SBD-2 on Display
Following the recovery and the study of the SBD-2 2106 was restored see here the description of this aircraft as prepared by the Museum


Media

 

 
This organisation is in charge of copyright management about Media art in Belgium

26/07/2009

 

 
 
 
 

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