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  • 12jaguar
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Apr 2007
    • 1643

    Funnily enough I was going to ask how your project was going on our thread but you've beaten me to it

    Looking good mate, nice to see the hardware coming together

    John
    http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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

      Thanks to both of you for the encouragement.

      The cockpit rig with canopy and ejection seat that I lashed up a couple of years ago gave me the correct floor to windscreen measurement for an S.4 plus the correct angle at which to set the windscreen so it can meet flush with the front of the canopy (the windscreen doesn't sit flat on the sill plate, as the front sits higher than the rear). The trip to Yeovilton got me the panel dimensions which in turn gave me the angle of the cockpit walls as they sit almost flush, plus the width of the cockpit floor and side panels.
      So although it's not exact, in the absence of drawings or plans my "back of a fag packet dimensions" means it's close enough to meet my needs!


      Rob
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      • redhillwings
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        • Feb 2008
        • 825

        Looking good! what ever you manage to achieve is better than what currently survives i.e. nothing - well done and look forward to seeing this one grow!
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        • ian_
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          • May 2007
          • 1962

          Nice work! Lovely to see it in 3D, you'll be sitting in it soon.

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          • No.2 A.A.C.U.
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Aug 2007
            • 275

            Hi Rob,

            Great work she really is beginning to take shape...........would be good to see her at Newark.

            Regards,

            Tim

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

              Originally posted by redhillwings View Post
              Looking good! what ever you manage to achieve is better than what currently survives i.e. nothing - well done and look forward to seeing this one grow!
              Thank you!


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              • Wyvernfan
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                • Oct 2007
                • 5903

                Originally posted by ian_ View Post
                Nice work! Lovely to see it in 3D, you'll be sitting in it soon.
                Cheers Ian. Still along way to go mind!


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                • Wyvernfan
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                  • Oct 2007
                  • 5903

                  Originally posted by No.2 A.A.C.U. View Post
                  Hi Rob,

                  Great work she really is beginning to take shape...........would be good to see her at Newark.

                  Regards,

                  Tim
                  Cheers Tim, Newark might be a possibility - depending on progress and if I'm feeling brave


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                  • TwinOtter23
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                    • Jan 2006
                    • 7775

                    Rob, don’t look at it as being a brave decision; but rather as being a proud moment to show-off and share what you’ve achieved – it’s looking good!
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                    • Versuch
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Sep 2010
                      • 543

                      Top work Rob, another brick in the wall.

                      Kind Regards Mike

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

                        Mike - many thanks, comment appreciated.

                        Howard - thank you for the encouragement. It has to be said that I never for one minute intended to make anything, just collect parts as and when. But having decided to fabricate some instrument panels it seemed a natural next step to hang them on 'something'.
                        I'm sure there are others out there who are in a similar position who have some bits of aircraft, maybe rare types too and would like to go a step further, but are a little unsure of what to do. So I hope that the interest and encouragement generated on here will give them a nudge to embark on something of their own - regardless of their ability!


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                        • 12jaguar
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                          • Apr 2007
                          • 1643

                          Well said
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                          • TwinOtter23
                            NAM volunteer-Plugmeister
                            • Jan 2006
                            • 7775

                            Originally posted by Wyvernfan View Post
                            ....I'm sure there are others out there who are in a similar position who have some bits of aircraft, maybe rare types too and would like to go a step further, but are a little unsure of what to do. So I hope that the interest and encouragement generated on here will give them a nudge to embark on something of their own - regardless of their ability!
                            An interesting perspective and might I suggest even more reason why you should exhibit this year!
                            Find out what's happening at newarkairmuseum.org
                            Please help move Chinook ZA717 to Newark Air Museum

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                            • Jagx204
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Mar 2005
                              • 566

                              Look forward to a similar approach with the Sturgeon, when you feel the urge!
                              Mark Ray
                              WWW.Demobbed.org.uk

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

                                Again thanks for the comments.

                                Mark - the Sturgeon is a little bit different as it is just a windscreen... a very battered and twisted windscreen at that. To do anything would mean taking it apart and stripping it down and losing its patina or "life story" as I like to think of it. I have pictures of it as a complete reconditioned airframe (TS480) and also later as just a windscreen sat on top of a pile of scrap. It is also I believe a unique survivor from just twenty eight built.
                                So although I would love to add a control panel to it, for now Ive decided to leave it as is!


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                                • Jagx204
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Mar 2005
                                  • 566

                                  Rob, from your picture on page 1 the section of TS480 doesn't look that bad. I certainly wouldn't advocate stripping it for the reasons you state, but adding to it would enhance its opportunity to remember this forgotten type. Anyway you are doing a grand job anyway and its in safe hands.
                                  Mark Ray
                                  WWW.Demobbed.org.uk

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                                  • No.2 A.A.C.U.
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Aug 2007
                                    • 275

                                    Originally posted by Wyvernfan View Post
                                    Cheers Tim, Newark might be a possibility - depending on progress and if I'm feeling brave


                                    Rob
                                    Hi Rob,

                                    No need to feel brave - what you have achieved to date is a credit to you and the type and goes to show what can be formed in ones garage / workshop.

                                    Keep at it and will hopefully see you at Newark.

                                    Kind regards,

                                    Tim

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

                                      Cheers Tim. You planning on going to Newark as a visitor this year, or are we going to see your Martinet project making its welcome debut?


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                                      • No.2 A.A.C.U.
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Aug 2007
                                        • 275

                                        Hi Rob,

                                        Visitor only this year as the Martinet is some way off. If she ever sees the light of day at Newark it will be a one off............hope to see you there.

                                        Tim

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

                                          Got around to picking up the laser cut set of ally instrument panels today for the Wyvern S.4. So now for a little fitting and fettling of the instruments when time permits!


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