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    Quote Originally Posted by No.2 A.A.C.U. View Post
    Great work Rob - really looking forward to seeing the Sturgeon develop over the coming months

    Regards,

    Tim
    Thanks Tim. Despite it being an extremely rare type like your Martinet i'm still confident that there's parts out there for the Sturgeon. Just a question of tracking them down. Well done on your recent success by the way.


    Rob

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    Rob its amazing what does turn up, it will happen, just a matter of when,
    in my experience. It will look superb.
    Good Luck.
    Cheers Mike

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    Thanks Mike. Not sure what we would find Sturgeon wise in Australia though.

    But any chance of you smuggling one of those two AS Python engines that are in Oz back to me in England


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    Wyvern

    After a trip to Newark last weekend i managed to add a couple of bits to the ejector seat, namely a working height adjustment handle and an early face screen with firing handle (thanks Naylan).
    The nylon handle itself should be the slightly earlier red one for the Mk.1B instead of black and yellow, so if anyone has a spare red one i'd be interested.

    Also a trip further south secured this very tidy early seat rail dated 1954.



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    Excellent finds - well done on tracking them down.

    At this rate those Apaches really will be coming for you

    Cheers

    J

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    Cheers J. Its funny how items from a certain area of the airframe seem to turn up almost at the same time, but in different parts of the country .


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    You're getting there Rob,slowly but surely

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    Yes indeed Gary - very slowly . Patience is the key with these rare types, just as others have discovered with the Hornet, Stirlings, Whitley, Martinet, Vampire FB.5 etc projects.


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    Wyvern

    Corner section from the later flat type one-piece windscreen that was introduced circa 1956 and came equipped with a wiper. A 'P' clip still fixed on the reverse was for the wiring to the E2A standby compass.


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    Nice Rob.where did you find that ????
    `Information is the currency of democracy`. Thomas Jefferson

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    Hi Rob,

    Thats a nice find and in good condition, was it picked up at the time of the accident?

    Regards,

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    Thanks Martin & Tim.

    Its a remnant from VZ795's windscreen that appears to of disintegrated when it went in. I acquired it from someone who was present at the site via another collector.


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    Wyvern

    Just a quick update on a couple of additions.
    Twenty years ago i acquired an AH8267 tail wheel, and now finally this week a correct tyre has turned up for it .

    Also thanks to Bill T i now have a good complete type ZF harness for the seat (should really be a type ZD for the Mk.1B). If i can acquire a couple more items i might even get round to starting its restoration !


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    Perceverence is paying off Rob

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    Indeed. Slowly but surely John


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    Thanks to the help and co-operation of the Fleet Air Arm Museums curator Dave Morris and Richard Barlow - and a drive down to Somerset, i was able to obtain the correct dimensions for the Wyvern's instrument panels, using the FAAM Wyvern TF.1.

    Although the instruments used are quite different to the later S.4, the panels are the same size and basic shape. It was then a case of using pictures and reference material to place the correct items in the correct positions. First stage left and right mock ups are nearly complete baring a few missing items, the BFP is in progress.


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    That is looking very professional indeed Rob...well done.
    Regards Mike

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    Cheers Mike. I'm no engineer so just having a go and learning along the way.


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    Looking good. Everything in it's place and a place for everything!

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    " I'm no engineer so just having a go and learning along the way"

    Beg to differ - you are already a "backstreet engineer" in the grand scheme of the "aeroplane in the garden shed" - it features in the background of most of your collection of bits!

    If you keep turning out work like that you will soon be reaching for the Doctor of Technology award given to the ultimate backstreet engineer, the late, Fred Dibnah.

    What are you missing for the blanks?

    Regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by ian_ View Post
    Looking good. Everything in it's place and a place for everything!
    Cheers Ian.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ross_McNeill View Post
    " I'm no engineer so just having a go and learning along the way"

    Beg to differ - you are already a "backstreet engineer" in the grand scheme of the "aeroplane in the garden shed" - it features in the background of most of your collection of bits!

    If you keep turning out work like that you will soon be reaching for the Doctor of Technology award given to the ultimate backstreet engineer, the late, Fred Dibnah.

    What are you missing for the blanks?

    Regards
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    Thanks Ross, much appreciated. I have Bruce keeping a lookout for certain items but the more eyes looking the merrier. The holes you see could be filled with the following;

    Switch ignition starter 5CW/4194 part no X.M.-C Dowty
    Fuel gauge 6A/3052 Simmonds GP.211/065/7
    " " 6A/3051 " GP.211/063/7
    Indicator magnetic type A fuel level warning 5C/4361
    Gauge fuel distributor 6A/2686 (marked LB FUEL 0 to 6)


    Rob

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    Rob,
    What are the plans? Building a piece of fuselage?
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    Hi Rob,

    Just to echo what others have said, well done it looks great. Keep the good work up, will have to visit the 'engineering' shed soon.

    Kind regards,

    Tim
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    Quote Originally Posted by No.2 A.A.C.U. View Post
    Hi Rob,

    Just to echo what others have said, well done it looks great. Keep the good work up, will have to visit the 'engineering' shed soon.

    Kind regards,

    Tim
    Tim, you're always welcome to call in if you're ever down this way. And thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by CeBro View Post
    Rob,
    What are the plans? Building a piece of fuselage?
    Cees
    At present I don't have the room to go that far Cees. But that may change in time.


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    Rob,

    I didn't have room too in the beginnig and look what happened.
    Cees

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    Rob

    Until you finish building a real one, this may look good on a shelf - unless you've already got one of course

    http://www.modelbuffs.com/index.php?...o&id=1524&no=1

    Mark

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    Very nice Mark, although i think i'll continue to throw my pennies at the real thing


    Rob

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    I know where you are coming from Rob, this is the sort of thing I would print off and leave lying around nearer to Christmas.

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    Coming along nicely Rob...really interesting thread,well done.
    `Information is the currency of democracy`. Thomas Jefferson

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    Thanks for the comments Martin.


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