Work on Тu-144 on the 7th of August
NIK employees took part in checking, installation and waterproofing of handholes throughout the surface of the wing and fuselage (handholes which drip or which are likely to drip later). Meanwhile the volunteers checked the fixing seams on damage condition, which may be pervious. Found kinks were eliminated.
We were directly involved in wiring installation – minimal quantity, which is needed to energize the horizontal canard folding system (horizontal canard is folded for the duration of the airplane installation on the base).