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  • Cees Broere
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Sep 2006
    • 1587

    Halifax Cockpit Project

    Hi all,

    I was asked to put up a new thread dedicated to the Halifax by several forumites, well here's the first pic.
    Frame five well underway (that's my mate Lex I am working together with on this project). I will update this thread every now and then when there is something new to report.

    Cheers

    Cees
    Attached Files
    Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!
  • hindenburg
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Aug 2007
    • 1402

    #2
    Really Nice Job Cees,the more pics the better !!..are you looking out for anything for it at the mo ?
    `Information is the currency of democracy`. Thomas Jefferson

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    • Cees Broere
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Sep 2006
      • 1587

      #3
      Hi Martin,

      I am in the fortunate position that there is one item left but that''s being made in the UK as we speak which is the fuel selecter handles which are to be fitted in the top of frame 7 (see the square hole of frame 7 in the background), although the flight engineers seat that recentley turned up in Sweden (and of which Papa Lima provided those great photographs) would really complete the fitting out of the finished cockpit (but I do have a drawing).

      Cheers

      Cees
      Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!

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      • hindenburg
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Aug 2007
        • 1402

        #4
        A DRAWING !!!!!.....LUXURY !!
        `Information is the currency of democracy`. Thomas Jefferson

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        • stuart gowans
          Not a real Spitfire
          • Dec 2005
          • 2005

          #5
          Bout time Cees!
          Why be your own worse critic, that's what the forum is for.

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          • Tony C
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • May 2003
            • 386

            #6
            Originally posted by Cees Broere View Post
            I am in the fortunate position that there is one item left but that''s being made in the UK as we speak which is the fuel selecter handles
            , you've found the throttle box you've been after for years and years and years and years and years etc, etc?

            Looking good, my friend!
            Tony

            ...and pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in Space cos there's bugg*r all down here on Earth!

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            • Whitley_Project
              If in doubt apply heat..
              • Jan 2000
              • 2844

              #7
              Well done Cees

              It looks truely excellent. I found that brake valve you were after - do you still need it?

              Cheers

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              • Cees Broere
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Sep 2006
                • 1587

                #8
                Hi Elliott,

                Yes, forgot about that one too, I still need it,

                You have a pm

                Cheers

                Cees
                Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!

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                • Cees Broere
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Sep 2006
                  • 1587

                  #9
                  Originally posted by Tony C View Post
                  , you've found the throttle box you've been after for years and years and years and years and years etc, etc?

                  Looking good, my friend!
                  Tony,

                  Dear, dear, dear Tony, don't you ever look in the other threads other
                  than Lancaster? In the cockpit section thread all is revealed.

                  Sorry for the delay Stuart

                  Cheers

                  Cees
                  Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!

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                  • Tony C
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • May 2003
                    • 386

                    #10
                    Originally posted by Cees Broere View Post
                    Dear, dear, dear Tony, don't you ever look in the other threads other than Lancaster?
                    Of course I do, there's the Whitley Project, oh and the Stirling Project:diablo:

                    Multitasking I think they call it!

                    Looking forward to following yours with a slightly bemused interest!

                    Oh by the way, I've just revived the "Post your Halifax photos" thread especially for you
                    Tony

                    ...and pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in Space cos there's bugg*r all down here on Earth!

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                    • Cees Broere
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Sep 2006
                      • 1587

                      #11
                      Thanks Tony,

                      Here's a pic of the black box with sticks protruding from it, in case you missed it.

                      Cees
                      Attached Files
                      Last edited by Cees Broere; 6th April 2009, 18:06.
                      Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!

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                      • Tony C
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • May 2003
                        • 386

                        #12
                        That I did (now holding my head in shame)
                        Tony

                        ...and pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in Space cos there's bugg*r all down here on Earth!

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                        • Cees Broere
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Sep 2006
                          • 1587

                          #13
                          One more pic showing the underside of the pilots chassis, pity that when fitted it cannot be seen, I intend to put a mirror underneath so visitors can see the beautiful construction.
                          Cheers

                          Cees
                          Attached Files
                          Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!

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                          • Cees Broere
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Sep 2006
                            • 1587

                            #14
                            Another pic showing the engine control box.

                            Cheers

                            Cees
                            Attached Files
                            Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!

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                            • Cees Broere
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Sep 2006
                              • 1587

                              #15
                              And the engine control duct to be fitted next to the pilots chassis and on top of that is (from the left) the hydraulic console, the elevator trimming wheel and indicator and to the right the throttlebox pedestal. The black spars in the back are from Junkers 52's

                              Cheers

                              Ceex
                              Attached Files
                              Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!

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                              • Cees Broere
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Sep 2006
                                • 1587

                                #16
                                This pic shows the engine control box inside PN323, here are two hydraulic couplings fitted that operate the bombdoors and undercarriage. AFAIK they are operated by push pull rods using the levers in the hydraulic console (see earlier pic) and open and close a circut. I am looking for any of these couplings, are these still available? No drawings this time but the cockpit of PN323 is excellent reference material.

                                Cheers

                                Cees
                                Attached Files
                                Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!

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                                • Cees Broere
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Sep 2006
                                  • 1587

                                  #17
                                  Ok, one more progress pic of frame 7 being made. Without the detailed drawings this would not have been possible.
                                  cheers

                                  Cees
                                  Attached Files
                                  Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!

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                                  • Cees Broere
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Sep 2006
                                    • 1587

                                    #18
                                    What's the use of a seperate thread when nobody bothers to take a look at the posted photographs.

                                    Cees
                                    Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!

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                                    • stuart gowans
                                      Not a real Spitfire
                                      • Dec 2005
                                      • 2005

                                      #19
                                      How do you know no one is looking?

                                      I for one am following this build very closely, and look forward to further instalments; is there any chance in the future, that once assembled, it may make the journey to hallowed turf?
                                      Why be your own worse critic, that's what the forum is for.

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                                      • 12jaguar
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Apr 2007
                                        • 1643

                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Cees Broere View Post
                                        What's the use of a seperate thread when nobody bothers to take a look at the posted photographs.

                                        Cees
                                        On the contrary Cees, your work is exactly what we're hoping to emulate in our project. I can only marvel at what you've acheievd thus far

                                        All being well, we will be taking up residence in our new workshop in the next few so we'll be able to crack on with our rebuild as a companion to yours

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

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