Updated 19 July 2020.
If you can address any of these material requests I'd appreciate hearing from you.
All are for a Boeing 727-200 aircraft except where noted otherwise.
(But of course in many cases other Boeing models utilize identical components.)
● Two potable water service connectors:
This is the quarter turn aluminum ramp connector which attaches to the water service port on the outer fuselage just forward of the leading edge of the left wing. (The connector attached to the white water pipe on the left side of this image.) My original connector was destroyed by vandals. A replacement plus a spare (two total) are needed.
● Plumbing and controls from the potable water tank to the water service ports:
My original native 727 titanium water tank is installed and serving perfectly but with alien connection plumbing. I prefer to install the original plumbing and controls associated with the tank. This includes the water fill pipes, drain pipes, valves, and control rods.
These three indented items may be from any make or model jetliner from the 727 era or later:
● Potable water tanks:
One to three are needed to serve as buffer air pressure tanks for my rural water well system. They'll be mounted in my aft cargo bay. Almost any style from any aircraft should be fine.
● Lavatory modules:
Complete modules to serve as porta potties for camping and event guests. Several are needed. Any mix of reasonably intact and functional lavatories from any 727 era or later aircraft are acceptable. Acquisition and transport cost must be quite low however.
They'll be connected to pressurized tap water and arranged for gravity final drain. 400 Hz Recirculating toilet tank to bowl pumps aren't necessary, but otherwise fully intact modules are required - no doors, walls, components (such as water heaters), fixtures, plumbing, nor any other components should be removed, nor any wires cut. 28 V Electrical power will be connected for native lighting and valve functionality.
● Cabin seat rows:
Several reasonable quality cabin seat rows which mate with Boeing type single aisle seat retention tracks. These will be mounted in my cabin to provide more seating for event guests.
● Aft water system drain valve and associated plumbing:
Located just below the left aft lavatory and above the cabin air outflow valves described below. This is simply the hand operated valve with associated plumbing which provides a means to drain the water systems associated with the aft lavatories and galley.
● Full set of pitot tubes:
None need to be functional since my requirement is just for appearance and fuselage sealing purposes (burned out heaters don't matter to me).
● Two right wing tip clear position light covers and mounting fasteners:
This is the sculptured clear polymer cover through which the green position lights shine. I very stupidly substantially damaged my original. A single replacement is sufficient short term but ultimately acquisition of two is preferred because this cover is exposed to many activities, including concert crowds, tends to draw attention, and resides in a vulnerable position. Thus a good spare (two good units total) is wise. Two complete sets of all the unique perimeter fasteners are needed too - I seem to have none of the special fasteners.
● Modern interior window panels:
My aircraft was originally equipped with an unappealing 707 style interior. I updated it with more modern window panels but some are missing, including some normal sizes and some special sizes. So I need several more. This image illustrates the style I've installed - they're basic white panels which include lamp alcoves above their viewing windows.
● Right landing gear strut assembly excluding wheels, tires, and retraction / extension actuator:
This is the strut structure which supports the right side of my aircraft. I very stupidly (again) damaged the hydraulic fluid drain bolt related structure in my original (otherwise the assembly is in excellent condition). And it'll be very difficult to repair to original strength and reliability. This is a heavy and bulky item of course so freight shipping arrangements will be necessary (at my expense of course). If preferred wheels and tires may be left attached - this would increase shipping expenses significantly but perhaps reduce labor costs on both ends at least as significantly. A well sealed strut (minimal or no nitrogen leakage) is highly preferred.
● Emergency exit door liner mounting collars:
I have a set of attractive newer style emergency exit door panels but they utilize a perimeter collar mounting method, whereas my original panels mounted with simple face to face bolts. So I just need the mounting collars which bridge the newer style panels to the main structure of the emergency exit doors. Or perhaps four complete doors...
● Outer cabin pressure windows:
Some of mine are crazed or abrasion damaged. I need only about 20 units. My sense is that these are common across most Boeing 7X7 models so outer viewing windows from a 737 for example are identical.
● Lighted button caps:
Caps for all the lighted push buttons in both the forward and aft flight attendant's microphone and inter-phone equipped control panels (located next to the jump seats), and caps for the aft lavatory occupied lights (located in the vertical section of the aft aisle ceiling panel, facing forward).
● Small used hydraulic pump:
This is to operate the air stairs - it's necessary since the original full aircraft system hydraulic pumps were removed. Retraction or extension speed isn't important so a small used hydraulic pump which is compatible with the Skydrol fluid used in this system should be fine. Otherwise it could be almost any modest pump driven by almost any form of electrical power. A metal gear type pump might be appropriate for example.
● Cabin air outflow valves:
These are the two devices (possibly integrated within a single housing) which mount on the inside bottom of the fuselage just aft of the aft cargo bay (behind the aft cover panel). They regulate the release of cabin air to the outside of the aircraft while maintaining cabin pressure. I don't need fully functional valves - if they seal to the fuselage vent holes properly and still have their valve vanes they'll be helpful. (But the full assembly would be best of course.)
● Main door panels:
White door panels for the four main entry doors from a 727 with a more modern interior would improve aesthetics considerably since my original 707 style panels are rather unattractive.
● Ceiling mounted latch receptacle which holds the aft door in the aft cargo bay in the open position:
Mine is missing. I acquired at least two replacements but they're incompatible with my aircraft so evidently there are multiple types. This isn't an important item though...
These two indented items are secondary and unlikely to be pursued further:
● Wiring harness replacements:
Partially resolved. I acquired many replacement harnesses from Victorville California and Lake City Florida aircraft, but many more are needed, including the complete P5 panel harness assembly, because the one removed from a Victorville aircraft proved incompatible with my aircraft. I also need some other flight deck harnesses, several from the electronics bay, and two or three harnesses from the stabilator actuator bay in the top of the vertical stabilizer if possible. I'd probably need to remove these from an aircraft being salvaged myself because it's quite difficult to convey exactly which harnesses are needed.
● Steel control cable replacements:
Several cables which reside in the trailing edge of the wings, others from the vertical tail, and some from the fuselage and landing gear bays. As above I'd likely need to remove these from an aircraft being salvaged myself because it's difficult to convey exactly which cables are needed. They'd be removed intact by disconnecting their couplings.
Copyright 19 July 2020, Howard Bruce Campbell, AirplaneHome.com.
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