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    #81
    Very nice Mike, I'm a bit of a Luddite where computers are concerned but I have to admit that CAD really brings the subject to life (in the right hands...not mine!)
    http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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      #82
      Very interesting to see the CAD work, thanks.

      Talking about the Stirling and computers there is a Stirling being made for the IL2 flight sim game thats looking pretty good.

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        #83
        Briyeo,

        Could you please pass that one to Trumpter please?

        1/48 would be nice.

        Cheers

        Cees
        Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!

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          #84
          Hi Cees,

          I recntly had contact with a short run model company, they may be planning a 1/32 or even 1/24 scale model

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

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            #85
            last CAD update for a while, this new one shows the pitot probe and a top and side view of the pilots escape hatch. I've also attached a picture showing the seat structure I beams before and after machining to spec. When I can pull my finger out, I'll post some photos of some recent acquisitions

            John
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            Last edited by 12jaguar; 1st September 2011, 12:37.
            http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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              #86
              As promised I've posted the photos of our latest acquistions here:

              http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/sho...t=90313&page=9

              Below I've belatedly posted a photo of one our members Sqn Ldr Ron Lunney looking at the remains of the bomb aimers escape hatch surround recovered from LJ628 in 2005. This item has been extremely useful in creating our CAD model thus far. This would have been the last view that Ron would have had of 'his' Stirling R9278, from which he baled out over France in April 1945. Suitable captions please.....:diablo:
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              Last edited by 12jaguar; 5th October 2009, 20:27. Reason: Added info
              http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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                #87
                Originally posted by 12jaguar View Post
                As promised I've posted the photos of our latest acquistions here:

                http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/sho...t=90313&page=9

                Suitable captions please.....:diablo:
                "I'd sooner go out the door behind me..."
                Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

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                  #88
                  Nice one Doc, I hasten to add that there are no prizes
                  http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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                    #89
                    Awww at least at WIX they offer a fat pony....
                    'Watch that first step"
                    "If the C.O. ask's you to be Tail End Charlie...just shoot him!!!....A Piece of Cake.
                    http://spitfirea58-27.blogspot.com.au/

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                      #90
                      Originally posted by 12jaguar View Post
                      As promised I've posted the photos of our latest acquistions here:

                      http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/sho...t=90313&page=9

                      Below I've belatedly posted a photo of one our members Sqn Ldr Ron Lunney looking at the remains of the bomb aimers escape hatch surround recovered from LJ628 in 2005. This item has been extremely useful in creating our CAD model thus far. This would have been the last view that Ron would have had of 'his' Stirling R9278, from which he baled out over France in April 1945. Suitable captions please.....:diablo:
                      "err-I think we may be a wee bit low to bale out at this altitude Skipper!!!!"

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                        #91
                        The comments were much appreciated by the membership, general consensus was that Radpoe wins!

                        It was our AGM yesterday and the attached photos are of our newly constructed Co-pilots seat. This was made by one of our members John Levey and I hasten to add that he says he doesn't want to make another:diablo: As you can see Shorts didn't under engineer anything and we are very happy with the finished result.

                        Notwithstanding John's sterling work we have decided to refurbish the pilots seat. This is beginning to suffer a bit as it's made from mag alloy so this will have to be stripped back, surface corrosion removed and the structure made good. The difficult part will be to arrest the internal corrosion, I shall look at the recent corrosion thread to see if that can give us some ideas unless anyone on here has some thoughts?
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                        Last edited by 12jaguar; 1st September 2011, 12:38.
                        http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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                          #92
                          It is heavier but not by much.

                          I'm currently fabricating the lower seat chassis side beams, I'll give you the jig when I'm finished with it

                          John
                          Last edited by 12jaguar; 12th October 2009, 22:28.
                          http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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                            #93
                            Great work on the new seat John. Who's going to make the other side!!!???

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                              #94
                              Originally posted by 12jaguar View Post
                              As promised I've posted the photos of our latest acquistions here:

                              http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/sho...t=90313&page=9

                              Below I've belatedly posted a photo of one our members Sqn Ldr Ron Lunney looking at the remains of the bomb aimers escape hatch surround recovered from LJ628 in 2005. This item has been extremely useful in creating our CAD model thus far. This would have been the last view that Ron would have had of 'his' Stirling R9278, from which he baled out over France in April 1945. Suitable captions please.....:diablo:
                              Bums away !!!!!!!!!!!
                              when you have excluded the impossible whatever remains however improbable must be the truth
                              Baz owns the second best Spitfire Replica in the World.

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                                #95
                                Originally posted by 12jaguar View Post
                                As promised I've posted the photos of our latest acquistions here:

                                http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/sho...t=90313&page=9

                                Below I've belatedly posted a photo of one our members Sqn Ldr Ron Lunney looking at the remains of the bomb aimers escape hatch surround recovered from LJ628 in 2005. This item has been extremely useful in creating our CAD model thus far. This would have been the last view that Ron would have had of 'his' Stirling R9278, from which he baled out over France in April 1945. Suitable captions please.....:diablo:

                                "OK Lunney, explain yourself son!......
                                , didnt you hear the skipper ordering?.....
                                "last one out remember to shut the door behind you"!!!!

                                Regards

                                Mark Pilkington
                                "Never has a Country so Big!, owed so Much!, to those who Flew!"

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                                  #96
                                  Or...

                                  'Shut the door lad there's a draught in here!'
                                  http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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                                    #97
                                    Originally posted by dcollins103 View Post
                                    Great work on the new seat John. Who's going to make the other side!!!???
                                    Are you offering?:diablo::diablo:
                                    http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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                                      #98
                                      Photo caption.

                                      '...i know she's made by Shorts.. but this is ridiculous'.!
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                                        #99
                                        12Jaguar,
                                        If all the tubes are connected and hollow inside, could you not drill into one of them at the and fit an adapter and fill the tubes through or flush them out with anti corrosion treatment?
                                        Cheers,Peter
                                        "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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                                          Hi Peter

                                          the tubes are hollow and it should be easy to flow some form of fluid through them. First measure will be to bead blast the paint and corrosion products from the external surface, then treat the interior, then I'd probably fill the tubes with an inert fluid eg lanolin. Finally make good.

                                          I've just dug out our copy of AP119A-0200-1 (Corrosion Manual) which recommends the following after removal of as much corrosion deposits as possible:

                                          Swab the affected area with a chromic acid/sulphuric acid solution.

                                          Wash with clean water and dry

                                          If necessary repeat until corrosion deposits are removed

                                          Apply Alocrom 1200
                                          Last edited by 12jaguar; 13th October 2009, 16:25. Reason: clarity
                                          http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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