Before rerstoration

Before rerstoration

UH-1H S/N 66-1080 after restoration

IT ARRIVED AS A TROOP CARRIER, WE INSTALLED ALL INTERIOR MISSING COMPONENTS, CONFIGURED THE CABIN TO GRAY COLOR AND ADDED SEATS AS WELL AS A STRETCHER CARRIER FOR MEDEVAC INTERIOR. THE EXTERIOR WAS REPAINTED , RED CROSSES ADDED AND RE-STENCILED. ALL MISSING ROTOR COMPONENTS AND COWLINGS WERE INSTALLED AND RE SURFACED.

1080 after completion

1080 after completion

UH-1H 66-1080 ARRIVED CANNIBALIZED

prior to welcoming her to our shop, no transmission, rotor components and gutted out

prior to welcoming her to our shop, no transmission, rotor components and gutted out

Awaiting drop off at the shop

Awaiting drop off at the shop

original interior, before re-painting ,stencil application and soundproofing blanket

original interior, before re-painting ,stencil application and soundproofing blanket

Completed cabin interior, repainted, blankets, seats and  litter configured

Completed cabin interior, repainted, blankets, seats and litter configured

aircraft re-painted and artificially aged for used look

aircraft re-painted and artificially aged for used look

assembled and reconditioned main rotor

assembled and reconditioned main rotor

Red crosses added and stenciled letters painted

Red crosses added and stenciled letters painted

Installation of main rotor assembly

Installation of main rotor assembly

Completed

Completed

interior completely painted to medevac specs and stenciled

interior completely painted to medevac specs and stenciled

main rotor blades awaiting  installation

main rotor blades awaiting installation

Refurbished main rotor blades

Refurbished main rotor blades

Missing radios installed

Missing radios installed

Missing light switch boxes and breakers installed and re-surfaced

Missing light switch boxes and breakers installed and re-surfaced

S/N 71-66224

COMPLETE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR RESTORATION. ALL INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR MISSING COMPONETS, DOORS PANELS,SEATS, INSTRUMENTS, RADIOS AND SOUNDPROOFING BLANKETS WERE  INSTALLED AND REFURBISHED.  ALL OF ITS INTERIOR REPAINTED TO VIETNAM ERA GRAY AT CUSTOMERS REQUEST,  RED CROSSES ADDED AND EXTERIOR RE-STENCILED . THE MISSING ROTOR COMPONENTS WERE INSTALLED AND RESURFACED TO INCLUDE  TRANSMISSION, MAIN ROTOR AND TAIL ROTOR COMPONENTS.

S/N 71-66224  Arriving at the shop

S/N 71-66224 Arriving at the shop

71-66224 after completion

71-66224 after completion

installed center radio pedestal console

installed center radio pedestal console

flight controls installed, center radio pedestal console and floor panels riveted

flight controls installed, center radio pedestal console and floor panels riveted

Cabin floor boards been installed

Cabin floor boards been installed

All floor boards installed and riveted

All floor boards installed and riveted

Interior rebuild nearly completed

Interior rebuild nearly completed

repainted

repainted

Chin bubbles removed front repainted

Chin bubbles removed front repainted

Interior rebuild complete ready for seats and instruments

Interior rebuild complete ready for seats and instruments

Wife helping to prep for paint

Wife helping to prep for paint

First paint

First paint

Transmisssion ready to install

Transmisssion ready to install

Radio stack in and refurbished

Radio stack in and refurbished

All Instruments resurfaced and installed

All Instruments resurfaced and installed

seats before

seats before

Faded and peeling black armored frame and torn seats

Faded and peeling black armored frame and torn seats

Seat covers and seat belts replaced , armor frames resurfaced and repainted

Seat covers and seat belts replaced , armor frames resurfaced and repainted

Seats installed cockpit completed

Seats installed cockpit completed

Decals and door trim painted yellow and stenciled

Decals and door trim painted yellow and stenciled

Everything painted to military specs

Everything painted to military specs

troop seats installed at customers request, all interior stenciled

troop seats installed at customers request, all interior stenciled

All interior work completed

All interior work completed

Main rotor installed

Main rotor installed

Almost finished

Almost finished

Installing engine

Installing engine

Engine install completed

Engine install completed

At her new home

At her new home

Sitting at the perfect place

Sitting at the perfect place

UH-1 S/N 73-21707

AIRFRAME ARRIVED WITH GUTTED INTERIOR TRANSMISSION, NO ROTOR COMPONENTS,NO ENGINE OR COWLINGS, DAMAGED WINDSHIELDS ,CRACKED AND MISSING  WINDOWS.

73-21707 after arrival

73-21707 after arrival

First restoration  s/n  73-21707

First restoration s/n 73-21707

Installed missing cowlings, doors, engine baffle filters  and panels

Installed missing cowlings, doors, engine baffle filters and panels

stripped cockpit, no radios or instruments, no chin bubbles

stripped cockpit, no radios or instruments, no chin bubbles

Prepping the cabin

Prepping the cabin

Beginning of cabin restoration

Beginning of cabin restoration

instruments radios and interior soundproofing blankets installed, cabin repainted

instruments radios and interior soundproofing blankets installed, cabin repainted

Aft cabin completed

Aft cabin completed

Instrument panel completed

Instrument panel completed

Installed transmission, chin bubbles and replaced cracked windshield

Installed transmission, chin bubbles and replaced cracked windshield

Transmission re-surfaced and installed

Transmission re-surfaced and installed

Tailboom and T/R gearbox installed

Tailboom and T/R gearbox installed

repainted aircraft and preped nose  for black paint

repainted aircraft and preped nose for black paint

installing main rotor mast and swashplate assy

installing main rotor mast and swashplate assy

interior completed

interior completed

configured to vietnam era FS 595 24087 O.D green,, removed wire strike cutters

configured to vietnam era FS 595 24087 O.D green,, removed wire strike cutters

completed interior just waiting on seatbelts

completed interior just waiting on seatbelts