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  • hampden98
    Rank 5 Registered User

    #61
    Originally posted by wes View Post
    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?
    In the 90's at Biggin Hill I can remember the BBMF Lanc landed, taxied and parked up.
    The crew then exited the aircraft and one of the ground crew did a quick check. There was a long fabric strip
    dangling down from one of the sides, bomb doors.
    So is fabric used as a fairing on some of the Lancs joins, joints?

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    • jeepman
      infrequent poster now

      #62
      Originally posted by hampden98 View Post
      So is fabric used as a fairing on some of the Lancs joins, joints?

      See http://www.mission4today.com/index.p...wtopic&t=14429

      and scroll down for the famouus Charles E Brown photo of the Lancaster on test from Castle Bromwich showing the extent of fabricked joins.
      JM

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      • Oxcart
        Rank 5 Registered User

        #63
        Just so we're clear on this. If you don't find anything serious it will fly after this work?
        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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        • nx611_1945
          Rank 5 Registered User

          #64
          Not quite. This survey produces the list of work to do in order to restore her. If nothing or note had been found on the inspection then she could have had the airframe made airworthy but unfortunately there has been too much work to complete this winter

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          • Oxcart
            Rank 5 Registered User

            #65
            Thanks very much for the reply!
            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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            • Mustang51
              Rank 5 Registered User

              #66
              What wonderful pics in that attachment !

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              • nx611_1945
                Rank 5 Registered User

                #67
                The 2017 winter restoration work for Avro Lancaster NX611 has just started-
                http://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/news/...ation-2017.htm

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                • Brenden S
                  Rank 4 Registered User

                  #68
                  Great to see the progress in maintenance to airworthy.

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                  • ~Alan~
                    Rank 5 Registered User

                    #69
                    Out of interest, when the restoration is complete and she gets back in the air, will flights
                    be on offer as a fundraiser ?
                    Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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                    • nx611_1945
                      Rank 5 Registered User

                      #70
                      Under current CAA rules we are not able to offer passenger flights. However through our discussions with the CAA about the project it has not been ruled out as a possibility.

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                      • pogno
                        Rank 5 Registered User

                        #71
                        They might insist on the fitting of a steel cockpit door and escape slides!

                        Richard
                        "Where are you from?"
                        "America" Somebody laughed politely.

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                        • ~Alan~
                          Rank 5 Registered User

                          #72
                          Thanks for reply.
                          I only ask as I believe the Canadian Lancaster uses passenger flights as a fund raiser. Something they also did here in 2014 ?
                          Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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                          • nx611_1945
                            Rank 5 Registered User

                            #73
                            Restoration tour dates have been released here, see the work close up and find out whats happening this winter with NX611- http://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/store...oration-tours/

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                            • mmitch
                              Member

                              #74
                              Video of the restoration work under way this Winter.
                              Found on YouTube.
                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHoWbv2Z68g
                              mmitch.

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                              • Trolly Aux
                                Rank 5 Registered User

                                #75
                                Great update and you can see a lot of work is needed before she will be fit for flight but its all heading in the right direction and in the right hands
                                Also good to see no Hard hat or HiVi in sight
                                Last edited by Trolly Aux; 3rd December 2017, 12:51.
                                SMOKE SMOKE GO!
                                TA out

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                                • AndyY
                                  Rank 5 Registered User

                                  #76
                                  Excellent video!
                                  Andy

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                                  • Ex Brat
                                    Rank 5 Registered User

                                    #77
                                    Rather surprised at the method used to remove rivets. One handed, large drill (too big?), straight through.

                                    That has got to be storing up a lot of problems for later.

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                                    • ZRX61
                                      Rank 5 Registered User

                                      #78
                                      There's a reason they make drill stops

                                      arrgghh! I just saw the hammer & gasket scraper method used later in the video. Now someone will need to inspect the ribs to see how many formerly round holes are now oval & how many cracks he *installed*...
                                      Last edited by ZRX61; 4th December 2017, 21:27.
                                      If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: It's all balls. RJM.

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                                      • nx611_1945
                                        Rank 5 Registered User

                                        #79
                                        Thank you for your concern. The pop rivets in the trailing edge inspection panels had the centres drilled out without damage to the structure. The rudder and fins had the rivets drilled and removed without damage to the structure. The only damage we have found is from work done to her in the 50s and 60s during 'in field' repairs.
                                        The gents doing the work also work on many of the airliners you fly in so if you're concerned i'd suggest you only book holidays in the UK from now on

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                                        • Credible Sport
                                          Rank 5 Registered User

                                          #80
                                          Maybe the aircraft is being restored to"static only" condition.
                                          Now officially a 'Senior Citizen'

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