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Thread: Duxford Diary 2012

  1. #991
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    scum

    I can't understand how they managed to ram the center, looking on google earth it doesn't look an easy thing to do. cooking fonts

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    Duxford Friday June 1st:

    The first signs of Jubilee fever at Duxford were noted today:

    0517:G-ALZO

    Very appropriate, since the Ambassador was classed as the Elizabethan in BEA service. G-ALZO first flew in 1952, so is also celebrating her Diamond Jubilee along with Viscount G-ALWF and Vampire WZ590.

    Some more spares have arrived for Harrier GR.9A ZD461, including these drop tanks:

    0518:ZD461

    The B-17G F-BDRS / 44-83735 now has outer wing panels attached:

    0519:F-BDRS / 44-83735

    The TFC Sea Fury has the prop re-fitted:

    0520:G-CHFP / WG655

    Surely some mistake?

    0521:G-BEDF / 124485

    Sally B departed for weekend duty at the RAF Odiham families day:

    0522:G-BEDF / 124485

    Fennec/T-28B N14113 also departed for an airshow appearance:

    0523:N14113 / 51-7545

    Buchon 'Yellow 10', having been tested yesterday, moved back to Hangar 2:

    0524:G-BWUE / 10

    Finally, Spitfire I P9374 was also on the move:

    0525:G-MKIA / P9374

    0526:G-MKIA / P9374

    0527:G-MKIA / P9374

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    Nice pics DCW! Nice to see the B-17 going back together again. Do you know if TFC TF-51 mustang is going onto the British register?
    " Radial engines don't drip oil, they mark their territory"

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    Just for a different perspective, I was waving my camera around on the end of my monopod. Forgotten how heavy the A580 was. I left the camera on AUTO so it could sort out all the settings.





















    Brian

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    ooooo what are they doing to the Zero? I hope it's something sensible,

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    It would make a lovely static exhibit for the IWM (although I struggle to see how it fits into any of their exhibitions and collections). How complete is it? Obviously it's gutted internally, but are there any wings/engine/cowlings in storage, for instance?
    Bright Young Thing.

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    The Zero story has been mentioned before. The airframe, minus engine and instruments, is being conserved on a solid rig with a perspex frame to consolidate the parts. Whether it will be displayed at Duxford or South Lambeth remains to be seen.

    More details of its recovery from Taroa are at:

    http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/a6m3/3685.html

    This picture was taken on 30-7-99, shortly after arrival at Duxford, when all the parts were together. The wing sections, tail wheel etc have not been on display recently:

    3685

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    Great pictures as always guys.

    Are those Storch wings next to the Firefly in Brian's pictures?
    pb::

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    I believe they are the wings from the HAC Criquet, which is being re-engined with an Argus to bring it to Storch configuration.

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    Is that the Harvard that used to be at Breighton ?
    Where is the truck/AA gun from ?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike J View Post
    I believe they are the wings from the HAC Criquet, which is being re-engined with an Argus to bring it to Storch configuration.
    Thanks Mike. So is it planned to then fly and be bassed at Duxford? Would be a welcome addition.
    pb::

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    Duxford Monday June 4th:

    A quick tour of Duxford between the showers this lunchtime failed to reveal much of interest. Scraping the barrel, however, I bring you Snafu's brand new Cambrai cockpit covers ( a needlework masterpiece ):

    251:G-CDVX / 225068

    Based Cub G-AKAZ undergoing some maintenance:

    0528:G-AKAZ / 57-G

    Regular visitor, Super Cub G-BIMM:

    0529:G-BIMM

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCW View Post
    The Zero story has been mentioned before. The airframe, minus engine and instruments, is being conserved on a solid rig with a perspex frame to consolidate the parts. Whether it will be displayed at Duxford or South Lambeth remains to be seen.

    ... ... ... The wing sections, tail wheel etc have not been on display recently:
    Maybe they're with the Hermes fin and rudder.

    Tim
    "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."(Mary Baker Eddy)

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    G-BIMM was flying with the usual pleasure flight banner this morning before it dropped that and shortly after left Clacton for their, also until last week it had its nose cone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pen Pusher View Post


    Brian
    Always wanted one of those
    If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: It's all balls. RJM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZRX61 View Post
    Always wanted one of those

    Naaw, only if new front t(i)yres were fit!

    Lol

    Michael

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    Mobile flak truck

    Suitable precaution against ram raiders?

    Or, quite handy on the M25.

    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by redvanner View Post
    Naaw, only if new front t(i)yres were fit!

    Lol

    Michael

    Drop a Cummins/Allison powertrain in it
    If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: It's all balls. RJM.

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    Duxford Thursday June 7th:

    With only 23 days to go, things were quiet in Hangar 2 on arrival this morning. The TFC Sea Fury, back on her wheels, was obviously still a long way from Permit issue:

    0530:G-CHFP / WG655

    However, by 1130 she was closed up and on the way out for engine runs:

    0531:G-CHFP / WG655

    Heavy rain was forecast, so only a short window available:

    0532:G-CHFP / WG655

    0533:G-CHFP / WG655

    A few tries and some nice smoke, and the Centaurus was running very smoothly:

    0534:G-CHFP / WG655

    0535:G-CHFP / WG655

    0536:G-CHFP / WG655

    Revealed during the hangar shuffle:

    0537:NX251RJ

    0538:G-CCVH / 82

    Finally, I'm not sure the latest on Snafu has been mentioned on this thread. This short TFC video includes some awesome air-to-air footage:

    http://www.fighter-collection.com/mg/p-47.php

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    Can't wait until Legends!! Hope TFC get the permit for the Sea Fury intime of Legends. I bet it's a bit hectic in H2 trying to get most of the aircraft ready intime for the show
    " Radial engines don't drip oil, they mark their territory"

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    Legends

    P-38 and S-38 confirmed apparently!

    James
    Last edited by jimbob1194; 8th June 2012 at 16:56.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbob1194 View Post
    P-38 and S-38 confirmed!

    James
    Link?
    Author explaining the state of historic aviation;

    "[...] I don't get any fangirls, just old guys trying to tell me stuff I already know."

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    According to the other forum, there was a press release today. No link sorry. Just seen it all over Twitter as well etc.

    James

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    If anyone is planning a visit tomorrow (Sat 9th), the LAA Bonus Day Fly-in will still take place, though the RSA visit from France has been cancelled.
    DCW

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    Here is a link chaps!!

    http://www.airshows.org.uk/news/

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    Not seen a S-38 before something rare? Nice to see the flying bulls back the p-38 did a great display last year.
    " Radial engines don't drip oil, they mark their territory"

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    Google - Sikorsky S-38 -should answer your questions on rarity.

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    It went to Jersey a few years back looked odd and made a lovely sound!!

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    Duxford Saturday June 9th:

    21 days to go, and the TFC P-40F took to the air today for the first time since UK registration:

    0541:G-CGZP

    0542:G-CGZP

    The HAC Nimrod and Hurricane departed for airshow duties, and local sorties from three Spitfires made it a busy day for warbirds:

    0544:G-ASJV / MH434

    0543:G-LFIX / ML407

    0539:G-SPIT / MV268

    0540:G-SPIT / MV268

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    The last time I went to Duxford was in 1985 and I always used to fly in. I am going again this month for the Flying Legends on the 30th, this time by car.

    Can anyone tell me how it works? Can we park on the airfield like people used to do back in the early days or do we have to use the park and ride on the M11?

    And does it cost anything to park a car at Duxford or is the cost purely on a person by person basis?

    Sorry for such a basic set of questions but the IWM website doesn't explain this.

    Sarah

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