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  • windhover
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    #21
    Things moving on a pace now. We now have a production line set up for fabricating the monocoque formers by hand to original Hawker/Gloster drawings; and I am busy doing the plumbing.
    It was decided on the grounds of cost to use commercial copper tubing (which is a tenth of the cost of the same diameter aluminium tubing and can be painted silver if required by High Command.) This will probably ruffle purist feathers but the project is only for static museum exhibition.
    Here's how it is going.
    First the Port side...

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    • TEXANTOMCAT
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      #22
      Bloody Nora! More photos please! Well done chaps!

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      • Sabrejet
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        #23
        Oh my word. Day trip coming up I think.

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        • Fouga23
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          #24
          Looks great!
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          • trumper
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            #25
            That is fantastic ,well done

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            • Bruce
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              #26
              Looks excellent - and as many aircraft used Tungum alloy which looked pretty similar, very few would know the difference. Also, Copper is much easier to form than Aluminium, and much more forgiving!
              Last edited by Bruce; 18th October 2018, 13:23.

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              • Nachtjagd
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                #27
                Agree with the previous comments - truly fantastic work! Now I don't want to start a bun fight on here but I wonder if there's any interaction/coordination between you and the Typhoon (RB396) Restoration Project? I appreciate that this project is not being rebuilt to fly but it does seem that you're streets ahead of the bigger project.
                A Thousand Shall Fall

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                • CADman
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                  #28
                  Or indeed JP843 in Canada ? Hope that project is alive and well. Not seen any reports from there recently ?

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                  • windhover
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                    #29
                    Ian Slater's project is still proceeding. He moved his Company and the project a while ago from the centre of Vancouver Island down to the south tip. His web site is dormant at the moment; but he regularly updates his Facebook page.
                    He has much to do... basically a full reconstruction; seeing as how Roger Marley's replica... (the basis of JP843) was basically a mix of Typhoon and Tempest parts.
                    We are in frequent contact with him and various spare cockpit frame fittings we had in stock have been exchanged with him for original drawings and other relevant information.

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                    • windhover
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                      #30
                      Glad you approve of the plumbing Bruce.

                      All this lot has been formed by following (more or less) the original pipe run profiles, and bending by hand as the copper tubing has a nasty tendency to suddenly become oval in cross-section without the slightest warning if pipe bending tools are used.

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                      • baz62
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                        #31
                        Rocketeer you mentioned the London to Christchurch Canberra as being at the scrapyard? I thought I saw the aircraft on display at the RAF Museum Hendon in 2001. Or was their another aircraft in the race?

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                        • windhover
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                          #32
                          A couple more shots of the cockpit interior. First; the starboard side with the original starboard tread plate positioned to see
                          how much is actually missing prior to re-fabrication.
                          (The port one will have to be re-engineered as it was completely missing.)
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                          And the port side...

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