work began at high speed, all the Skin Panels were removed and three
black plastic bags of birds nests, twigs, leaves and even a skeleton of
a racing pigeon complete with leg ring were disposed of, the ring
unfortunately lost before contact could be made with the owner.
step, working down from the Rotor Head all internal parts were
de-corroded, cleaned and re-painted.
of the engine panels it was discovered that the engine was still
inhibited and after 26 years outside could still be turned over with the
engine fitted is a 570 hp Alvis Leonides which makes WH991 a Mk 5
framework, Internal Panels, Pipes and outer Framework were De-corroded,
cleaned and painted prior to the outer panels being given the same
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