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Thread: De Havilland dH104 Dove /Devon

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    De Havilland dH104 Dove /Devon

    hi guys,

    as anyone out there got or can get access to the above, i am collecting material ready to start producing accurate drawings, all the drawing out there at the moment are utter rubbish.
    would love a set of station drawings, fuselage and wings, but the width of the wingtips would help to start with. or a photo taken from above or below.

    thanks for you help in advance

    ps, don't tell inky what i am doing!!!! hahahahh
    sagindragin
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    I have the airframe repair manual if you are interested.

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    then that should have the station drawings, i hope,
    any chance of a scan of the drawings
    sagindragin
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    hi foxvc10,

    disc recieved, fantastic stuff, thank you i owe you one
    sagindragin
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    No probs. Good to see the information being used.

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    Talking of Doves and Devons.

    Does anyone know what the plans are for the Ex Compton Abbas Dove, G-HBBC ?

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    Mark
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    BBC

    As I understand there are no fixed long term plans for HBBC. She is in covered long term storage I believe.

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    ok,

    so where is the nearest one to me, Coalville Leicestershire, with easy access with car or even 8 wheel truck for me to take hundreds of close up photos for the detail on the planned drawings.
    sagindragin
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    Probably Airbase Coventry when theirs is at home, if it still lives there.

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    Gents

    Air Base took delivery of Sea Devon XK895 last year and this can be found stored in one of the airline hangars, which is located behind the museum hangar. If you ask the guys nicely, I'm sure they will help you.

    Freebird

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    i hope they remember that we did the tarmacing a few years back
    i got some beautiful images of the twin pioneer.
    sagindragin
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    Pssst see Below.

    This coming Sunday at Elvington, Engine running day with historic live jets and propeller aircraft also vehicles on display.

    Engine runs by the following, in no particular order

    De Havilland DH 104 Devon C2 VP967 (also the people who have just restored it will be about )


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    Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult

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    Quote Originally Posted by sagindragin View Post
    ok,

    so where is the nearest one to me, Coalville Leicestershire, with easy access with car or even 8 wheel truck for me to take hundreds of close up photos for the detail on the planned drawings.
    Sorry that I’d missed the earlier request - one of the oldest Dove’s in preservation G-AHRI can be found here – most approaches for photography access are accommodated!

    Someone was photographing the Bulldog cockpit yesterday when I was at NAM.
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    just as long as you don't hijack my load whilst i'm taking photos:diablo:
    sagindragin
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    ... and providing you don't mess up our new roadway or get mixed up with the contractors this Saturday!!
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    hi guys sorry to hi-jack the post! but im writing an essay on the sea devon and what its role was in the FAA but i cant seem to find any information about it anywhere!

    cheers for any help

    Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by doosh1987 View Post
    hi guys sorry to hi-jack the post! but im writing an essay on the sea devon and what its role was in the FAA but i cant seem to find any information about it anywhere!

    cheers for any help

    Ryan
    Probably as the Sea Devon had a pretty pedestrian role in the FAA, being purely a communications transport aircraft. Main operator was 781 Squadron based at Lee-on-Solent, but one was allocated to each Royal Naval Air Station as a hack for use by the Station Commander. There were a couple painted green and white and one painted blue and white allocated to the the Flag Officer Naval Air Command and known as 'Admirals' Barges'. Hope this helps.
    Adrian

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