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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyG View Post
    Well if Glyn can do it.....maybe he can make you one??? Hate to think of the cost though.

    David, you are to be applauded for what you are doing mate, you are bringing the Hornet back from extinction! Such a beautiful aeroplane

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    Anthony
    Hi Anthony,

    I'll upload another image here shortly, showing the CAD model of the Hornet mould. It can be milled-out directly from this file in a relatively short time frame. The Mosquito mould Glyn made was hand-built over 10 years or so. That shows how impressive an achievement it was.


    Hi jeepman,
    The concrete moulds represent a historic artifact in themselves. The complete set would number (4 or 5) per side. There are only 3 there, and they are damaged too.
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    Hi,

    For those of you with Faceb00k accounts, I have created a Hornet Project community page to run in parallel with this one.

    Search for: DH Hornet Project

    Thanks for looking,
    David Collins
    The de Havilland Hornet Project

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    windscreen frame from TT193?

    Rumours of the windscreen frame from TT193 coming to the UK in the early 80's were passed onto me again recently.

    Does anyone have any concrete evidence to support this tale?

    Thanks,
    David Collins
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    David, the early 80s may tie in with the (now defunct) British Air Reserve casting around for parts as they stated their intention to put a Hornet together around that time. They were based at Lympne in Kent. No other thoughts, sorry!

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    Ah yes I remember that, at the time they were restoring Sea Fury WJ288 too.

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    David, do you (or anyone else) have any plans to build a complete hornet? I always thought u were going to build a cockpit section (which is a big enough job in itself!) But now you're talking about a whole fuselage with yet another cockpit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxcart View Post
    David, do you (or anyone else) have any plans to build a complete hornet? I always thought u were going to build a cockpit section (which is a big enough job in itself!) But now you're talking about a whole fuselage with yet another cockpit!
    Hi Oxcart,
    The plan has always been to build a complete fuselage. The smaller cockpit assembly will have served its purpose to collect and display parts within.

    The wing is beyond me at present, but with the necessary resources a fuselage is a big step towards seeing a complete airframe again one day.

    I relish the challenge!

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    Thanks for that, David. Very best of luck to u. Such a beautiful aircraft.

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    Have you tried crowdfunding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CeBro View Post
    Have you tried crowdfunding?
    H Cees,

    Its certainly an option, but to progress to the next phase, I need something a little more robust than that to help deliver the project within a meaningful timescale! I have already spent 16 years on this so far, and it would be nice to think I don't need to spend a similar amount of time again....
    Last edited by dcollins103; 21st December 2016 at 10:55.
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    Sounds logical.
    But suppose the airframe has been finished, where would it be displayed. Salisbury Hall?
    Perhaps a joint project with them is an option. IIRC you are already co-operating?
    Cees

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    Quote Originally Posted by CeBro View Post
    Sounds logical.
    But suppose the airframe has been finished, where would it be displayed?
    Cees
    A hypothetical question, but I have always had Newark Air Museum in the back of my mind as it's long term home.
    David Collins
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    A small find....

    A recent auction find: The Bakelite handle for the Hornet canopy winder.

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    It will be a useful spare, should the one fitted to the winder ever get broken!
    Last edited by dcollins103; 19th March 2017 at 17:19.

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    Nice find David!



    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyvernfan View Post
    Nice find David!

    Rob
    And thanks to you, Naylan and John for spotting it.

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