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No longer a wreckage

March 1, 2015

The cockpit interior has been reconstructed and is based on the Dakota with callsign PH-PBA, which is owned by the DDA. Technical drawings of the instrument panel and overhead were not available which is why, various measurements had to be taken in the aircraft.

The next step was to make a mechanical design for connecting the primary flight controls to servo motors. Four channels are used: aileron (CPT/ FO), elevator and rudder. Underneath the cockpit, all the original mechanical parts are being used. Aft of the cockpit, the cables are connected to several sprockets and cable wheels, bridging almost 80 years of technology.