The dedicated HARS DC4 restoration crew were at it again in November with works bringing the first flight closer to reality.
HARS members Clive Gibbons, Don Binskin, Roy Finney, Ron McConville, Leon Smith, John Brownjohn, Henry Knight and Frank Purvis all worked hard to change the carby on engine No3, whilst also uploading more more fuel and chasing down the last of the electrical glitches.
Leon Jolly from SafeAir was also on hand to carry out the required prop AD’s and to replace the leaking prop seals on No’s 2 and 3. Leon set up his workshop in ATAE’s hangar and showed us how a prop overhaul is done. Leon is a professional and soon had HARS member John Brownjohn and Mick O’Grady working well under his guidance.
Frank Bowden helped source the much needed lifting crane at minimal cost through the company that his son works for. The crane company representative Peter Mc Carthy was excellent and took great interest in what we do.
With a prop feather pump, accelerator pump, distributor valve, vhf radio repair remaining, the HARS restoration team are just about ready to hand over to the flight crew for the return flight to Albion Park, NSW.