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  • DH82EH
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    #41
    Wow!
    Lots of progress. Thanks for the update.

    Andy

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    • J Boyle
      With malice towards none

      #42
      It's the most exciting historic aviation project underway in the UK.
      I wish the team the best of luck, I'll look forward to updates.
      There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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      • Trolly Aux
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        #43
        Absolutely Fantastic, great work and hats off to all. anything come to light as the paint was stripped? old markings etc
        SMOKE SMOKE GO!
        TA out

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        • Ruhr Rover
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          #44
          There is an inner beauty when you strip down a Lancaster . . .

          looking fwd to seeing more

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          • Oxcart
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            #45
            Can u wander around her or is that against regulations?
            Give a man a fish and eat for a day. Give a man a fishing rod and he'll eat for a lifetime. Give a man religion and he'll die praying for a fish!

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            • SADSACK
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              #46
              I would have thought h&s would intervene with all that paint dust? Best of luck to her...
              pb::

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              • Bruce
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                #47
                Dust? Why would there be dust, and why would H&S intervene?

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                • SADSACK
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                  #48
                  I guess you have never had to do an assessment covering crossing a road Or lighting a bonfire?
                  pb::

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                  • R4118
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                    #49
                    There won't be any dust! It's a substance like nitromors that's being used which blisters the paint then it gets scraped off!

                    According to Andrew Patton if all goes to plan the public will be able to get in the hangar on Saturday!

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                    • CeBro
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                      #50
                      Stripping of the paint is like going back in time.

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                      • nx611_1945
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                        #51
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                        Paint strip is now finished and the hangar is open for the general public. The airframe assessment/survey starts on monday

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                        • Ruhr Rover
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                          #52
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                          Paint strip is now finished and the hangar is open for the general public. The airframe assessment/survey starts on monday
                          Thats excellent progress Fingers crossed the inspection doesn't reveal to much corrosion etc

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                          • baz62
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                            #53
                            Great work! When was the last time she was back to bare metal? Also as part of the NDT inspection will the centre section be removed from the fuselage?

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                            • Trolly Aux
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                              #54
                              Another great update thank you
                              SMOKE SMOKE GO!
                              TA out

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                              • nx611_1945
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                                #55
                                She was last repainted from bare metal when she was prepared for gate guard duties at RAF Scampton in the late 1970's. The fuselage transportation join faces are likely to need to be inspected.

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                                • CeBro
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                                  #56
                                  In service these joins were protected by fabric strips IIRC, these were not replaced after repainting?

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                                  • nx611_1945
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                                    #57
                                    NX611's joins were protected with a sealant as opposed to a fabric.

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                                    • wes
                                      wes
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                                      #58
                                      I visited Duxford on Sunday to see the BBMF Lancaster, and for the first time noticed either a masking tape or a painted stripe on all the fuselage joints, although the fuz is still together.

                                      Just quickly checked a few pics, and can't see that they've always been there.

                                      The other paint looks intact, maybe they are re-applying the fabric strips?

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                                      • 8674planes
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                                        #59
                                        It's masking tape, to highlight areas that may need attention
                                        " Radial engines don't drip oil, they mark their territory"

                                        Flickr:http://www.flickr.com/photos/8674planes

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                                        • nx611_1945
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                                          #60
                                          NX611 appeared on national BBC Breakfast today - https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...27439507270196
                                          Tune into I player for the full length clip.

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