If you are in the Cambridgeshire/Peterborough area (we are in postcode PE7 now, near Stilton), you can help directly with hands on assembly work. We meet at the workshop and disassemble, fix, remanufacture and assemble parts. Some of this work is highly skilled, but other work is less skilled, and can involve removing rusty bolts, drilling out rivets etc.
If you have an engineering company, or have great contacts in the engineering industry, please help us out. If we need something manufacturing you might be able to do it at a lower than commercial cost. We promise not to keep coming back too much, but if you could donate some time, we would be so grateful.
In particular sheet metal, laser cutting, pressing, folding, metal casting, CNC machining services would be so helpful to us.
A long list of engineering contacts who are sympathetic to our cause is our aim!
If you are a skilled CAD professional, especially with 3D CAD, you can help us by modelling parts of the aircraft. We currently require people to help with modelling the nose, the fuselage area between frames 3 and 6, the bomb aimers window.
Current ongoing work is proceeding on the bomb bay, the upper fuselage (frames 7 to 14) and the cockpit coupe.
If you know 2D CAD, you could draw up parts for us that will speed up the development of the 3D CAD model.
Naturally, most people are not located in the right geographical region to work at the workshop. If you would like to help in some other way, we are able to ship parts to you for refurbishment. Current examples of this are the GEE unit, which is being cosmetically refurbished by someone in Cumbria. Or something as simple as freeing up corroded parts like control rod fork ends. Believe me that takes time!