Update: October 2014

October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

No tricks here, just treats! We wanted to share an update on our generous donors. Donations have come in the form of funds, support and services.

$10,000 donations
- Metasoft Systems Inc
- Starline Windows (2001) Ltd
- Anonymous

We have also received donations of $1,000 or less 
totaling $3,396

In Kind Donations:
Langley Aero Structures 
Bear Crane Services
Les Burkholder
Magnatech Inspections

Please help us thank them for their help with this restoration project and thank you all for following along! More updates on the progress coming very soon!

October 23, 2014

Update submitted by Bill Findlay: 
The Tiger Moth’s Gipsy Major engine has been completely dismantled for inspection and assessment. Thanks to Don Nikkel and his crew at Valley Aero Engines for their efforts at making this happen. Shown here is CMF volunteer and engine shop employee, Andres Morales, cleaning out the Gipsy engine case in the cleaning tank. The crankshaft has been sent out for Non-Destructive Testing to determine its serviceability. CMF is hopeful that the crankshaft is undamaged and can be reused during the restoration process.


October 22, 2014

Vic Bentley shows you why trying to undo fasteners from the depths of a Moth fuselage isn't as fun as it might seem (nobody said it was fun). I'm not sure they ever built these with the intention of RE-BUILDING them.


October 8, 2014
The engine has been taken off the Moth and sent to the engine shop. You can see a bend in the mount with a kink in the front.
The main landing gear was removed yesterday and the struts were sent for media blasting so inspections can be carried out.