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  • Wyvernfan
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    • Oct 2007
    • 5903

    Thanks Ben.



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    • Versuch
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      • Sep 2010
      • 542

      Absolute credit to you Rob.

      Cheers Mike

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      • Wyvernfan
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        • Oct 2007
        • 5903

        Thanks Mike. I hope it inspires others like me with virtually no engineering background to at least have a go.



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        • Spiteful
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          • Sep 2005
          • 217

          Hi, have you seen this piece of Sturgeon up for auction? https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/a...0-a9a800eddd95

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          • Wyvernfan
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            • Oct 2007
            • 5903

            Yes an interesting survivor which appears to be the extreme front hinged section. A shame all the Perspex appears to be missing.
            Thanks to all those for the heads up.



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            • Wyvernfan
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              • Oct 2007
              • 5903

              Sturgeon - As mentioned before, after seven years of ownership the Sturgeon project has been sold to a new owner who Im sure will take it onto the next stage. With the larger parts coming from as far apart as near Perth, North Yorkshire, Oxfordshire and Kent it has been a real journey of discovery to get it this far, but now I wish the new owner the best of luck with what is a fantastic and unique project.

              Wyvern - After many years of searching / hoping that a curved front screen section would turn up on someones allotment or shed (which it didnt) I finally got round to making one. I decided on using polycarbonate as its much easier to form and cut than Perspex - the down side is that it scratches much easier too. This has transformed the aerodynamic appearance of the windscreen and gives a much better idea of a complete earlier type screen.

              The API also now has its accompanying outside temp gauge fitted. This would of sat very close to the pilots left leg, hence the shape of the bracket on the right side.
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              • Tony C
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                • May 2003
                • 386

                Looks great, you just need to find the 17' that goes in front, the 21' the sits behind plus the 20 odd feet either side and the jobs a goodun!
                Tony

                ...and pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in Space cos there's bugg*r all down here on Earth!

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                • Wyvernfan
                  wyvernfan@gmail.com
                  • Oct 2007
                  • 5903

                  Indeed. Im always open to donations of said missing sections.
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                  • ollieholmes
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                    • Oct 2005
                    • 2434

                    Originally posted by Tony C View Post
                    Looks great, you just need to find the 17' that goes in front, the 21' the sits behind plus the 20 odd feet either side and the jobs a goodun!
                    I mentioned exactly the same thing at cockpitfest.

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                    • No.2 A.A.C.U.
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                      • Aug 2007
                      • 275

                      Rob it looks great and a nice display at Newark.

                      Tim

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                      • adrian_gray
                        Which idiot let HIM in?
                        • Jan 2000
                        • 3013

                        That is a really startling curve - I can't imagine that helped visibility.

                        Adrian
                        "Snow clearing equipment has been found under snowdrift" - message sent from RNAS Hatston, Orkney, 1944.

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                        • Wyvernfan
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                          • Oct 2007
                          • 5903

                          Thanks for the comments.

                          Adrian - indeed it didnt, hence why the newer one piece windscreen was introduced during the S.4 upgrade starting in 1955. This new design had a flat bullet proof screen aided by a windscreen wiper and incorporating the use of de-icer. The canopy was similarly upgraded but thats another story.
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