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    Afraid not Rob, most likely it was taken from a scrap seat as it could be made use of but languished in a drawer somewhere

    John
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      Some more progress on the throttle box and we're now pretty much back to where we were a month or so ago

      The side skins have been formed and reinforcing angles rivetted in place. Importantly the box is now fully square and sits true which is something the 'old' one didn't do, it's also now drilled and pinned into the correct position on the flight deck whereas the old one was only ever slaved into position.

      Plenty of work to do on the innards now but with any luck this should progress quite quickly as the original levers are pretty serviceable and mostly just need a clean up

      John
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        Still beavering away but with not much progress to report unfortunately

        However, we recently had this support frame for the 2nd pilots DV window donated to us. No history I'm afraid but we can recover some of the parts for incorporation into our cockpit.

        The second photo shows where it fits albeit on a Mk IV/V

        John
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          Revamped website

          Just a quick note to let you know that our website has had a long overdue makeover. There's still a few things to sort out plus the fact that as a non IT type person, I have to get my head around the uploading of info to it. Anyway, click on the link below to see the new look.

          John
          http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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            Originally posted by 12jaguar View Post

            However, we recently had this support frame for the 2nd pilots DV window donated to us.
            John
            Ah - what a co-incidence, I'm modelling that very window at this very moment! (small moment of suspense before the inevitable request) Any chance of photos from some more angles and a few measurements please John? (er, what is a DV window?)

            I can't work out the construction of the various windows from the photos so any clues on the metal/perspex/metal sandwich arrangement would not go amiss either!

            Pic attached of model fuselage so far with much acknowledgement of assistance from many others!

            Cheers
            James
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              LOL

              No problem James

              DV = Direct Vision

              We've got the opposite hand as well which is in better condition. I believe that Peter has that and has measured it up, so you'd get better results by emailing him. I'll take some more photos and send them to you after the weekend if that's ok

              John
              http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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                It doesn't matter what I've seen of this project over the years (online and magazines only of course), it never ceases to blow me away. Just awestruck at its magnitude and the tenacity and skill of the guys who are driving it. Phenomenal.
                Last edited by Andy Wright; 20th March 2013, 22:00.
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                  Thanks Andy

                  It's a long journey but we're getting there

                  John
                  http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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                    Hi John

                    When you are constantly scrounging info as I am, you learn to wait patiently!

                    Ah, Direct Vision, aren't all windows direct vision ? You can probably tell that my background isn't in aviation!

                    I assume that it had a special purpose in order to have a special name, what would that purpose have been? It may help me make my eventual animation more realistic if my pilot does what pilots would do! Is there a reason why it opened?


                    Cheers
                    James
                    Last edited by jamesinnewcastl; 21st March 2013, 14:03.

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                      While we are on cockpit vision, and again another non-pilot question, could the pilot see anything at all of the ground ahead of him? OK he won't be too interested if he is thousands of feet up but then the ground isn't really a problem. I'm thinking that as he comes into land or flying straight and level at say a few hundred feet the only clear view of the ground is out the side window.

                      Isn't there any need for a good downward view?


                      Cheers
                      James

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                        Hi James

                        To paraphrase a line from Len Deightons 'Bomber', you can see clearer through an open window. Being so high up I'm fairly sure that the pilot would weave from side to side a bit during the taxi phase, having the window open in the front quarter would allow him to see a bit clearer the way ahead especially with the P2/FE on lookout too.

                        IIRC there are some small porthole type windows in the footwell so that you can have a view downwards to a certain extent

                        John
                        http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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                          Cheers John

                          It all seems a much more chilly job than ever before!


                          James

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                            Not much progress to report of late unfortunately as we have been heavily engaged in finding new workshop premises. It looks like this will soon be resolved but probably not finally until the end of june, consequently actual work will be restricted. meanwhile we're still finding the odd useful item, notably the 6 off Oxygen shut-off valves below. each crew station had one and they shut the oxy supply off when the hose was stowed in the clip. We now have enough for each of the stations in the forward fuselage

                            John
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                              I have some of those spare as well, never knew they were used in the Stirling as well.
                              Visited the Deelen museum yesterday and crawled through the former pigsty there, being a 6 meter section of Stirling IV. The seat nearby you also know about.

                              Cees

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                                Now he tells me

                                Only reason I knew they were used is from the mod leaflet that introduces them

                                John
                                Last edited by Peter; 7th October 2013, 14:36.
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                                  We've been very busy of late having to pack up the Project in advance of a move to a new location. We finally accomplished the first stage of this move at the weekend, by moving into temporary accomodation next door to our intended new workshop. The final part of the move should take place in early July when the tenants of the other building move out. The pics below show the amount of stuff that the project has accumulated over the years, it looks like chaos at the moment (and it probably is) but we'll be going through the items to get a semblance of order and everything will then have it's place; more so now that we will have more room to spread out.

                                  John
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                                    Having seen first hand the size and scale of some of the projects Stirling sections, i can appreciate how much work is involved in moving.
                                    But well done on securing a new home John.


                                    Rob
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                                      Thanks Rob

                                      A lot of hard work was put in by all and I have the scars to prove it

                                      John
                                      http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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                                        Good morning all

                                        As stated on my last update the project has moved to new premises at the former Alconbury airfield. Unfortunately, we have to move again at the end of the month albeit to the building next door; this was always planned and we just had to wait for the current tenants to vacate. Consequently, we haven't unpacked the tools etc as we would only have had to pack everything away again

                                        Needless to say, we've been doing further research and have several irons in the fire regarding sourcing original parts; hopefully more on this in the near future. In the interim though, with thanks to Naylan Moore, we've acquired an original Junction Box 7 for the Beam Approach system. This sits in a crate just forward of the W/Op position. If anyone has a lead on a crate it would be very much appreciated. pics below:

                                        John
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                                          A very quick update. We moved from our temporary building shown above into our hopefully permanent one last weekend, which was the hottest day in the UK so far this year. Fortunately we were assisted by a forklift which made light work of the heavy guillotine and metal folder plus all the heavy items such as u/c legs etc. We still have a lot of sorting out to do as everything will need a good clean before being put back onto our racking. However, we now have plenty of space and everything should now have it's own proper place which will make finding things again so much easier

                                          More updates soon when we're sorted
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