RESTORATION OF ARTEFACTS
Wind tunnel models, originally built with such great precision, regrettably tend to deteriorate in storage. We have over 300 models in the FAST collection, many of which are more than 40 years old. We are working hard to restore them to their pristine condition and to ensure their survival by using very modern storage procedures and protective coatings.
David Matthews (in the picture above), known as "Dan" in his RAE days, spent much of his career in the model shop. He is now lovingly restoring these models to their best possible condition. Occasionally, he is delighted to unearth models that he and his colleagues originally manufactured.