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Percival P.57 Sea Prince T.1

— WF122

Percival-Sea-Prince-01 Engineer and UAS Volunteer, Denis Piggot concentrates on the restoration of the Sea Prince's Leonides engines at the Ulster Aviation Society UAS Volunteer and Team Leader Paul Bryars gets his hands dirty taking apart one of the Sea Prince's Leonides engines

Engineer and UAS Volunteer, Denis Piggot concentrates on the restoration of the Sea Prince's Leonides engines.

Photo: Ray Burrows

Photo: Ray Burrows

Photo: Ray Burrows

UAS Volunteer Paul Bryars gets his hands dirty taking apart one of the Sea Prince's Leonides engines

UNDER RESTORATION

Our Sea Prince fuselage waited patiently for its future restoration. Work had already started on the engines and other small parts though

Volunteers disassemble one of the Sea Prince's Leonides engine for its journey to its new home at the Ulster Aviation Society

Volunteers disassemble one of the Sea Prince's Leonides engine for its journey to its new home at the UAS

Volunteers disassemble the Sea Prince's tailplane for its journey to its new home at the UAS

Volunteers disassemble the Sea Prince's tailplane for its journey to its new home at the UAS

The Percival Sea Prince's main fuselage being loaded onto a low-loader for its journey to its new home at the Ulster Aviation Society

The Percival Sea Prince's main fuselage being loaded onto a low-loader for its journey to its new home at the UAS

The Sea Prince's port wing being dissected off the main fuselage

The Sea Prince's port wing being dissected off the main fuselage

Percival P.57 Sea Prince T.1 fuselage WF122 awaited its future restoration at the Ulster Aviation Society

Photo: Mark J. Cairns

Percival P.57 Sea Prince T.1 fuselage WF122 awaited its future restoration at the Ulster Aviation Society

UAS Volunteer, Paul Bryars pains-takingly sands down one of the Sea Prince's wings, inch by inch.

Photo: Mark J. Cairns

UAS Volunteer Paul Bryars pains-takingly sands down one of the Sea Prince's wings, inch by inch

Percival Sea Prince's journey back for restoration

Back at the hangars, and it waits...

UAS volunteers are currently starting to work on the interior of the Percival P.57 Sea Prince after a year's extensive prep on the external fuselage and wings

UAS volunteers are currently starting to work on the interior of the Percival P.57 Sea Prince after a year's extensive prep on the external fuselage and wings

Leonides engine restoration on Percival Sea Prince

Percival Sea Prince wing preparation

The Percival Sea Prince needed extensive initial preparation to its fuselage both inside and out

The Percival Sea Prince needed extensive initial preparation to its fuselage both inside and out

Photo: Alan Jarden

UAS Volunteer, Paul Bryars applies anti-corrosion coating to the Sea Prince fuselage

UAS Volunteer, Paul Bryars applies anti-corrosion coating to the Sea Prince fuselage

The daunting amount of future preparation work on the fuselage and wings hits the UAS volunteers Georgina Magee, Leo Tweedy, Philip Erwin and Paul Bryars in Nov 2018

The daunting amount of future preparation work on the fuselage and wings hits the UAS volunteers Georgina Magee, Leo Tweedy, Team Leader Philip Erwin and Paul Bryars in Nov 2018