Thursday, October 8, 2009

P-51 Maintenance

The P-51 Tuskegee Airmen was due for its 25 hour inspection. Mark Tisler from Tri-State Aviation came down to help out, and the guys finished it in less than 2 days). Great work guys!

(John Beyl opens up the engine compartment in preparation)

(Steve Kaminson takes the job of opening up the left side of the engine compartment)

(John begins removing the valve cover of the engine. This inspection requires retorquing the heads which can loosen even after 25 hours of flight)

(John, Steve and Mark Tisler delve into the left engine bank)

(The inspection does not involve much, but is very important to keep this extremely high performance aircraft in top notch condition.)

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