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    would it be logical to swap with the rear spar from the IWM aircraft?
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    not if its time expired
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    The pic in the Aeroplane article showed restored/refurbished tailplanes. Why going through all that trouble and then the deal falls through. Or the quality of the work isn't up to airworthy standard, but that is just speculation mind you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CeBro View Post
    The pic in the Aeroplane article showed restored/refurbished tailplanes. Why going through all that trouble and then the deal falls through. Or the quality of the work isn't up to airworthy standard, but that is just speculation mind you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CeBro View Post
    The pic in the Aeroplane article showed restored/refurbished tailplanes. Why going through all that trouble and then the deal falls through. Or the quality of the work isn't up to airworthy standard, but that is just speculation mind you.
    Everything that had been done to them to date is up to airworthy spec, just need a bit more work to get them certifiable (mainly with the spar). I can't really go into detail with why things fell through, but it definitely was not a question of the quality of work on our project here at the CH2A.

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    Thanks Ryan,

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    Not really logical, firstly that belongs to the IWM and not the RAF!, and who'd pay IWM for the work? Moving the aircraft to a hangar for work etc etc etc.... It won't be airworthy and structurally certifiable I suspect the records won't be available too.

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    Just to clear up a couple of points about the tailplanes. Firstly they are not due to be replaced for about 3 yrs from now and secondly the donor tailplanes will be used to build jigs and then used as patterns for new build items. Then our life ex ones will replace the donor ones. So any Lanc tailplanes could be used as long as they are complete and it means we can still operate whilst waiting for the replacements.
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    Thanks for the clarification, Fluffy. I assume that means the loan of the donor tailplane has not fallen through.

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    Thanks Fluffy,
    That's news, so a new production Lancaster tailplane, it has been a long time since the last set was completed in the factory.

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    Horses mouth, Thank you Fluffy, now that rumor can be put to bed.
    No new Tailplain for 2016/17 overhaul.
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    Any news?
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    Lots of photos on the ARCo Facebook page. Do keep up.

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    Blinkin FACEBOOK the largest graveyard on the planet.

    Anyhow I feel it should be posted here as I dont do FACEBOOK,,,, flounces off
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    searched for facebook ARCO NUFFING
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    Cheers Brian.
    Love the shadow cast by the lamps under PA474, that HAYNES manual will be well fingered by the end of the year !
    I noted the masking tape, areas to be looked into I guess?
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    Nah! to keep everything together while the glue dries.

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    If you open up the comments in the Facebook thread, ARCo do actually say what the masking tape is for.

    Aircraft Restoration Company Hey Ashley, masking tape is used to mark areas of the skins that were found to require attention during the initial visual examination. These findings are all very normal during an aircrafts major maintenance program and, once identified, will be marked and noted ready for the necessary repair work to be carried out.
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    I like CeBro's answer better! Hope they don't get a big gluey thumb mark on the canopy at the last minute, or break a decal getting it out of the dish of water...

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    why not just 3D print a new Lancaster !!!!
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    Any further updates on the progress from the DX Photo boys ?


    Nearly 21k views on this page so we do have an interest
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    Check out the new FlyPast.

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    I've never heard of a tailplane having a set life.

    Is it unique to the Lancaster (perhaps due to its wide span tailplane...and perhaps the outboard fins which in my admittedly non-engineer mind look like they would impart increased stresses to the tailplane as opposed to a centre-fin type) or have I just never heard of it before? Is it common on other WWII types or civil airliners?
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    20+ photos just gone up on the ARCo Facebook page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pen Pusher View Post
    20+ photos just gone up on the ARCo Facebook page.

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    Albeit arty farty ones...

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    And very nice arty farty ones a swell.

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    but that is Facebook I was hoping someone would be kind enough to post here for the likes of us who do not do FACEBOOK as its not the be all and end all of life.
    Is it not our tax payers money being spent and so would be nice if it even had its own website.
    Oh well
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