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  • TempestV
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Dec 2003
    • 1506

    #21
    Hi Cees,

    As I've said before, you are doing great work here. Having your own project thread is often the only way people can follow your work, as the printed media tend to only feature flying rebuilds, or static projects once they are completed.

    You must have good drawing references to work from. Some of these assemblies you have shown us look wonderfully complex.

    Hopefully in the not to distant future, I can come over to visit?

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    • XM692.
      Constantly picked on
      • Jan 2009
      • 302

      #22
      I have been watching, still am watching, and most certainly will be watching Cees. Keep up the good work....






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

        #23
        Originally posted by dcollins103 View Post
        Hi Cees,

        As I've said before, you are doing great work here. Having your own project thread is often the only way people can follow your work, as the printed media tend to only feature flying rebuilds, or static projects once they are completed.

        You must have good drawing references to work from. Some of these assemblies you have shown us look wonderfully complex.

        Hopefully in the not to distant future, I can come over to visit?


        Hi David,

        You (and others of course) are always welcome to visit. The reason the components look complex because they are made according to the same drawings that were used by HP and other firms to produce the 6.176 Halifaxes. The only deviation is a softer grade aluminium and poprivets (although for some keyitems regular rivets were used).The aim of the project is to result in a cockpit that is indistinghuishable from an original one. Although the drawings available is a bonus, I am of course depending on what drawings there are and that is mostly of mix of Mk II and Mk III types, so sometimes compromises have to be made. Some drawings are consistent with for instance PN323 but other items are totally different but that is caused by the drawings and PN323 is a Mk VII. The aim of the cockpit is to represent a Mk III version.

        Apart from that as many original parts I could get were used (and that went thankfully a long way) and othere parts being made according to drawings.
        This project gives a great deal of pleasure, which is the most important bit.
        This year is the tenth year since I started collecting bits and pieces and progess has really picked up since last november.
        Any input is welcome (especially about missing information or items)

        Cheers

        Cees
        Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!

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

          #24
          Originally posted by Cees Broere View Post
          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
          I forgot to mention that the beautifully crafted wooden elevator trimwheel was made by Dave Scott of Simhardware fame. Anyone heard from him lately?

          Cheers

          Cees
          Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!

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          • QldSpitty
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Apr 2006
            • 2621

            #25
            I forgot to mention that the beautifully crafted wooden elevator trimwheel was made by Dave Scott of Simhardware fame. Anyone heard from him lately?
            Working in a dark cave for the Shuttleworth guys last I heard not long ago.
            "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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            • RPSmith
              ex Midland A.M. member
              • Mar 2005
              • 2908

              #26
              Originally posted by XM692. View Post
              I have been watching, still am watching, and most certainly will be watching Cees. Keep up the good work.....
              and me

              Roger Smith.
              A Blenheim, Beaufighter and Beaufort - together in one Museum. Who'd have thought that possible in 1967?

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              • Peter
                Moderator
                • Jan 2000
                • 12507

                #27
                Progress is certainly picking up as seen in the pics Cees! You have come along way from having a panel!
                Cheers,Peter
                "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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                • Tony C
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • May 2003
                  • 384

                  #28
                  Originally posted by 12jaguar View Post
                  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
                  I think that barbed comment was aimed at a certain Avro fan although rest assured that I'll follow this one!

                  Cees, are you building at home or at the Museum (already hanging my head in shame if you've answered this one before!) and is the finished item going to be similar to the cutaway section at Elvington?

                  I also echo the comments regarding the quality of the work so far done!

                  Onward and upward young man!
                  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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                  • 12jaguar
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Apr 2007
                    • 1632

                    #29
                    No barbed comment at all.

                    Me no understand.......
                    Last edited by 12jaguar; 7th April 2009, 20:48.
                    http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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

                      #30
                      Pics taken a few hours ago,

                      Cheers

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

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                      • Arm Waver
                        Certified...
                        • Mar 2004
                        • 3074

                        #31
                        What a cracking piece of work that is! What a labour of love.
                        It is only kinky the first time...

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

                          #32
                          Some more

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

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                          • hindenburg
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Aug 2007
                            • 1402

                            #33
                            WOW!!!
                            `Information is the currency of democracy`. Thomas Jefferson

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

                              #34
                              Really impressive Cees - you seem unstoppable at the moment. Looks like it has outgrown your loft now! Well done - bet you can't wait to paint it

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                              • MarkG
                                Ymlaen!
                                • Jan 2000
                                • 803

                                #35
                                Beautiful. Almost seems a shame to have to paint it!
                                "Don't tell him Pike!"

                                Hunter FGA.78 QA12

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                                • TempestV
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Dec 2003
                                  • 1506

                                  #36
                                  Good work Cees,

                                  Remind me, will you be replicating a glazed nose, or turret nose type?

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

                                    #37
                                    Hi David,

                                    The cockpit will stop at frame nr 4, which is just in front of the triangular port window if you look at any pic of the Halifax. The project will be based on a Mk III (the Hercules version with clear perspex nose).
                                    Next we are working on the top of frame nr 5 on which the instrument panel is bolted, and the windscreen V-frame is fitted onto.

                                    Things are going well.

                                    Cees
                                    Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!

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                                    • TempestV
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Dec 2003
                                      • 1506

                                      #38
                                      Cees,

                                      I'm not familiar with the Halifax structure at all, but are there many castings you will require in the cockpit construction. For example, the windscreen frames, or any other mounts?

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

                                        #39
                                        David,

                                        The number of castings are relatively few fortunately (in the cockpit that is) and those that are needed have been machined from solid aluminium. In other cases creative solutions have been found where it cannot be seen. Overall the general construction of the Halifax cockpit is very cleverly thought out, and very strong. In crashes the aiframe usually desintegrated along the fuselage joints and most aircrew escaped unscathed.

                                        Cheers

                                        Cees
                                        Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!

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                                        • RMAllnutt
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Jun 2004
                                          • 418

                                          #40
                                          Astonishingly beautiful work Cees... my hat is off to you! Many congratulations on your efforts!

                                          Cheers,
                                          Richard

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