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DOUGLAS DC8 RUDDER

This rudder is from an Air New Zealand Douglas DC8 aircraft. It has the original Air New Zealand Koru paint scheme.

VERY approximate dimensions; as this is an irregular shape, tapering in all directions:
Height: 730 cm – tapering to 690 cm.
Width: 260 cm – tapering to 89 cm.
Thickness: 45 cm – tapering to 11 cm.
Weight: 250 kg – guessed!
Materials: Overall aluminium alloy with steel fittings.

Condition: Used.
Good overall condition.
The rudder had a preservative coating applied some 20 odd years ago; which is why it looks “dirty”.
There are some imperfections including several scratches in the paintwork, there is a dent on the very top fairing and one or two small rectangular puncture holes, approximately 5 cm by 4 cm.

There are 2 rudder mounting brackets fitted. I also have the trim tab, this is unpainted and would be supplied with the rudder.

The rudder was stored inside for over 20 years; but has been stored outside for the past 16 months.
Restoration work would be required to bring it back to pristine condition.

*** This part is NOT approved for installation on an airworthy aircraft! ***

Note: To the best of my knowledge this rudder is NOT from the crashed TEAL DC-8 registration number ZK-NZB, that aircraft had the TEAL paint scheme.

Source: Purchased from Air New Zealand.

Buyer must PAY and PICK UP WITHIN 3 BUSINESS DAYS of the auction closing. A fork hoist is available to help load onto your truck.

Note: Buyer MUST pick up.

Keywords:
Douglas DC8, aviation memorabilia, Air New Zealand. TEAL, DC-8 Please click here to ask a question
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  • Seller location: Papakura City, Auckland, NZ

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