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  • Wyvernfan
    wyvernfan@gmail.com
    • Oct 2007
    • 5828

    Aircraft Parts - Alternative Uses

    Most of us have seen or heard about aircraft canopies and glazing being used as garden cloches, or wheels ending up on trailers and carts. But how about an Airco DH.9 aileron finding a new life as a wardrobe door in a private house?!

    This is one is on display inside the delightful Fowlmere Airfield Museum.
    Last edited by Wyvernfan; 13th June 2019, 13:49.
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  • TEXANTOMCAT
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2004
    • 4603

    #2
    That's brilliant- imagine finding it!
    Our Beech 18 & T-6@www.beechrestorations.com
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    www.sywellaerodrome.co.uk/museum.php
    Sywell Airshow 17.8.2014

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    • Tom Kay
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jul 2007
      • 147

      #3
      How about a Merlin Coffee table? Click image for larger version

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      • Anon
        Mike Davey
        • Jan 2008
        • 2856

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        Click image for larger version  Name:	Caudron(1) 017.JPG Views:	0 Size:	1.18 MB ID:	3865311Click image for larger version  Name:	Caudron(1) 018.JPG Views:	0 Size:	1.07 MB ID:	3865312Click image for larger version  Name:	Caudron(1) 020.JPG Views:	0 Size:	957.8 KB ID:	3865313Click image for larger version  Name:	Caudron(1) 026.JPG Views:	0 Size:	843.5 KB ID:	3865314Click image for larger version  Name:	Caudron(1) 029.JPG Views:	0 Size:	923.5 KB ID:	3865315Click image for larger version  Name:	Caudron(1) 024.JPG Views:	0 Size:	1.11 MB ID:	3865316 Author David J. Smith first flagged up the existence of, what were first thought to be, several sets of Caudron wing spars used to form the roof support structure of a car garage in Connah's Quay, N. Wales. Myself and Terry parker paid several visits to the (now closed) garage and took some pics (see below).

        The spars were subsequently identified as HP 0-400 wings, probably sold as war surplus from nearby RAF Sealand after WW1. Although we expressed an interest in them to the owner I am pleased to say that, although we weren't able to have them, upon demolition of the building, the RAF Museum came and rescued them to assist in a rebuild/reconstruction of an 0-400.

        I was able to save a loose inter-spar section that had partially rotted and fallen to the floor, so this piece is on display at Sealand's satellite airfield, Hooton Park.

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        • avion ancien
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Aug 2007
          • 5246

          #5
          It's a shame that the wardrobe wasn't saved as well. It would have been interesting to see the aileron in that context!

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