It's the start of the smaller aircraft maintenance, and the finish of the PT-22 restoration/repair! Soon we will be able to close up the cowling on the PT-22, get a brand new airworthiness certificate from the FAA, and store her for the winter, prepared to fly in the spring! The Harvard, BT-13 and L-5, have yet to be taken apart, but that doesn't stop the maintenance team from preparing parts for service!
(Photos Thanks to Brian Strom)
(Bob Wright cleans up the Harvard propeller)
(Earl Teporten sorts out the Harvard's radio)
(Rudy Nassif and Arnie Fick install the PT-22's Hobbs meter)
(Bob Wright, Amy Lauria and Bob Koelbl disassemble the Harvard's old brake assembly. The parts are servicable and interchangeable with the BT-13's brake system.)
(Figuring out what part goes where is a very important part of the job.)
(Amy and Bob remove a brake shoe)