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    #21
    Originally posted by Bluebird Mike View Post
    Forgive me for asking as I know it's an old chestnut, but I can't for the life of me remember the answer- what's the state of play with the wing spars on this aircraft, and wouldn't it need an even bigger dismantling and inspection than what's been announced, if it's heading towards airworthy certification?
    I asked the same thing as I was told they were rotten from being outside for so long. The reply i got was that they had barely flown half the life hours & had passed NDT testing. They just needed a visual inspection which will be done over the winter but they should be good to go.

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      #22
      Originally posted by Black Knight View Post
      I asked the same thing as I was told they were rotten from being outside for so long. The reply i got was that they had barely flown half the life hours & had passed NDT testing. They just needed a visual inspection which will be done over the winter but they should be good to go.
      Now that the Americans have two airworthy B29's I wonder if we could see a B29 being escorted by two Lancasters?
      Now that would be a sight.

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        #23
        Send them all to Hamilton Ontario and we can see two B-29's and three Lancs!

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          #24
          NX611 'Just Jane' is now on her trestles and ready for paint strip.
          https://youtu.be/nu7HvfHpGK4

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            #25
            Brilliant video. thank you.
            One question, the tail wheel tyre is that just for taxing? and will she have to have an anti shimmy tail tyre for flight?
            SMOKE SMOKE GO!
            TA out

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              #26
              Brilliant video. thank you.
              One question, the tail wheel tyre is that just for taxing? and will she have to have an anti shimmy tail tyre for flight?
              SMOKE SMOKE GO!
              TA out

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                #27
                Nice update- thanks Andrew.
                The Bluebird Project

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                  #28
                  Originally posted by nx611_1945 View Post
                  NX611 'Just Jane' is now on her trestles and ready for paint strip.
                  https://youtu.be/nu7HvfHpGK4
                  Oh wow - great progress is clearly being made, thanks for keeping us all updated.

                  How odd that both NX611 and PA474 are currently up on trestles and appear to be in a very similarly dismantled state.
                  "A Flight is much like a short life.... So is a Life just like a, er , long flight...?" - Bernard Chabbert, Flying Legends, (Saturday) 2015.

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                    #29
                    Trolley Aux, except for an ndt to check for cracks the tail wheel is suitable for flight. It has an anti-shim unit fitted so there's no need for a twin contact tyre

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                      #30
                      Andrew, will her new paint be sating type finish as used on PA474?
                      Cheers,Peter
                      "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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                        #31
                        Go gloss

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                          #32
                          Outside of the paint stripping dates, is the hangar open to the public at all? It would be an interesting sight to see a stripped back Lanc.

                          Cheers

                          Kye

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                            #33
                            Originally posted by nx611_1945 View Post
                            Trolley Aux, except for an ndt to check for cracks the tail wheel is suitable for flight. It has an anti-shim unit fitted so there's no need for a twin contact tyre
                            Thank you, that answers my question
                            SMOKE SMOKE GO!
                            TA out

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                              #34
                              Kye, we are open everyday except Sundays and you could come on a tour day here- http://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/store...oration-tours/

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                                #35
                                Originally posted by Peter View Post
                                Andrew, will her new paint be sating type finish as used on PA474?
                                Paint will be Satin Peter

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                                  #36
                                  Cheers,Peter
                                  "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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                                    #37
                                    Paint strip starts next week (21st Nov to 27th Nov) then the real work begins as we survey the airframe.

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                                      #38
                                      Good luck, lets hope there are no unpleasant surprises.
                                      Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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                                        #39
                                        The paint strip has been going well but is slightly behind schedule. We will be keeping the hangar closed for the first half of next week and plan to reopen it on the 1st December 2016.

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