Due to the years of being an outside exhibit, the "Andrew Stewart" had been open to weather conditions, and so the owners were worried the aircraft would detiriorate.
Since 2008, the plane has been in restoration.
The following photos are samples of the refurnishing progress.
The Back Wings
The Back Wheel, manueled by steel cables
Just some of the crew who are restoring the plane
Some of whom had the joy of flying the plane in the highlands of Papua New Guinea