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  • GliderSpit
    Flying Dutchman
    • Aug 2006
    • 1134

    Thanks, I'll send you a pm before my next intended visit.
    Possunt quia posse videntur (They can because they think they can; motto RAF 19 Squadron)

    tracesofwar.com/

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    • CeBro
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Sep 2009
      • 2148

      Ok, just got back from another day in the workshop. Lex and I continued fitting the instrumentpanels and fittings. The cockpit has come to life now, The pilot's escape hatch is painted and will be fitted next time and is fully functional. wiring and cables are next to do. But that will be tough job but we will manage somehow. Finding the correct plugs will be difficult (Bruce if you see this....)
      I will let the pics do the talking.
      Cees
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      • CeBro
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Sep 2009
        • 2148

        Some more
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        • Peter
          Moderator
          • Jan 2000
          • 12509

          Work of art there Cees!!
          Cheers,Peter
          "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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          • pagen01
            St Mawganphile
            • Aug 2007
            • 10711

            Yep, what Peter says, fantastic!
            Without going back through the thread what is the eventual aim regarding displaying it Cees?
            http://www.abpic.co.uk/search.php?q=...t=most_popular

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            • CeBro
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Sep 2009
              • 2148

              Well, it is already on display at our museum. At the moment it is still closed off by a lage glass wall but if according to plan next year people can walk around it and look inside. It will be closed off by perspex panels so the interior cannot be entered.

              Cees

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              • GliderSpit
                Flying Dutchman
                • Aug 2006
                • 1134

                It looks better than new. Are you going to build the rest of the aircraft as well, once the cockpit is ready?
                Possunt quia posse videntur (They can because they think they can; motto RAF 19 Squadron)

                tracesofwar.com/

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                • Versuch
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Sep 2010
                  • 536

                  ...WOW....

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                  • Bruce
                    Independent analyst
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 10225

                    Cees,

                    Better let me know what plugs/sockets and so on you need. I've got quite a few breeze wartime style, but need to know pin configurations and so on.

                    Nice to see some parts that I supplied recently in there!



                    Bruce

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                    • CeBro
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Sep 2009
                      • 2148

                      Hi Bruce,

                      Yes, your parts filled some holes, the climb and descent indicator didn't fit the bfp though as it's circumference was too small but I had a idea that it would. that will be sorted out later.

                      Here is a pic of a plug that was found by accident in our bin of discarded aircraft wreckage. Not suitable for display in it's own right but I was very pleased with it. I do not have any references regarding the breeze plugs so if you or anyone on this forum have any experiences with them I would be grateful

                      Cees
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                      • CeBro
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Sep 2009
                        • 2148

                        About the pins, I intend to leave the interiors of the plugs out so that cables can be routed through them but keeping the exterior stock.

                        Cees

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                        • Bruce
                          Independent analyst
                          • Jan 2000
                          • 10225

                          OK, I'll send you a selection of what I have - have a play with sizes, and then let me know what you need.


                          Bruce

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                          • CeBro
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Sep 2009
                            • 2148

                            Thanks Bruce,

                            Much appreciated

                            Here's a pic of the fire extinghuisher switchbox, built by Lex according to the drawings as an original couldn't be found. The letters F-I-R-E are from a 1/48 decal sheet I had in the stash. And the plug was also dug up with crumpled flanges but it straightened out nicely and fitted perfectly. The majority of the plugs are roughly 30 mm in diameter (measuring the outside edge)

                            Cees
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                            • CeBro
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Sep 2009
                              • 2148

                              instrument light

                              I have a light fitting exactly as this one (pic taken from Bruce' s site, hope you don't mind)
                              which is fitted over the d/f indicator in the Halifax cockpit.
                              Does anyone know where to find the missing bit?

                              Cheers
                              Cees
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                              • Bruce
                                Independent analyst
                                • Jan 2000
                                • 10225

                                You mean the angled cover?

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                                • Whitley_Project
                                  If in doubt apply heat..
                                  • Jan 2000
                                  • 2842

                                  Hi Cees

                                  This has the same light unit (5c/462). The brass cover is 5c/510. Looks different to the one in my Halifax pilots notes....

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                                  • CeBro
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Sep 2009
                                    • 2148

                                    Thanks Elliott,

                                    Never seen this version. The fitting was one of the first things I ever got for the project. Now it seems that it's a much different type as used over the DF indicator in the centre of the main instrument panel. back to square one

                                    Cees

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                                    • Whitley_Project
                                      If in doubt apply heat..
                                      • Jan 2000
                                      • 2842

                                      It is a compass light Cees, I think the cover is different thats all. What does your parts catalogue say?

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                                      • CeBro
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Sep 2009
                                        • 2148

                                        Hi Elliott,

                                        My parts catalogue doesn't say much as I don't have any. Have to do some more research about that light.

                                        Time for an update,

                                        Today we worked on the wiring looms, the rear of frame 7 received a coat of grey primer. The cockpit green will follow later.
                                        I will let the pics do the talking.

                                        Cees
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                                        • Bruce
                                          Independent analyst
                                          • Jan 2000
                                          • 10225

                                          I sent you a few plugs the other day, as samples. I hope you get them OK.



                                          Bruce

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