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RCN Beechcraft Model 18 restoration

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    Default RCN Beechcraft Model 18 restoration

    Not sure if anyone's interested in restoring planes on here but im a aircraft structural engineer and I volunteer at my local aviation museum and currently we are restoring a beechcraft model 18 which was flown and used by the royal canadian navy in the 50's and than was later converted for sky divers in Quebec, so about a couple years ago it was found in a field in Quebec and was sitting there for over a decade. Currently we are repairing the holes in the fuselage and wings etc. and the botched up repairs they did back in the day( they put car bondo in the holes instead of repairing the skin). We have the engines and wings we just need to find or fabricate missing parts we need. I can keep it updated as the restoration goes on.Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice work , could you take at look at these for me .Landing gear shocks ?
    Thanks
    Cheers Chris

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    i'll dig into some research tomorrow im sure I'll be able to give you some insight on them

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    Thumbs up

    Good luck with the restoration.
    I learned to fly insturments in a Navy SNB - which the AF called a C45 - which is a Beech 18.
    Nice stable flying bird!
    Sarge

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    So is the restoration going to make this baby airworthy?

    I look forward to this story having a happy ending

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Unfortunately no due to the museum not having the necessary parts and such and also were raising money for another hangar for more planes but we are going to make this plane historically accurate as possible.

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    It will be interesting to see the restoration
    of this old bird.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    i'll keep the thread updated as the process continues!

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    I can appreciate all of the work involved with doing a restoration like that.
    A couple of years ago, my Brother in Law helped to restore a 50s era
    torpedo bomber. See here-------

    Janet the Gannet
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Looks like they did a great job on it, any before pictures of it?

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