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  • Cees Broere
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    • Sep 2006
    • 1587

    #41
    Thanks chaps,

    Cheers

    Cees
    Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!

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

      #42
      Small update, working on the frame 7 top arch, this is the highest point of the cockpit, it's quite roomy and in the finished cockpit it is easy to stand upright.

      Cheers

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

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      • Rocketeer
        trying harder
        • Jan 2005
        • 5244

        #43
        lovely stuff as ever Cees......I love bent tin work.....actually more fun than working on the hurri!!! But I never said that! I love it when I have a workshop full of yellow primed stuff.....though it looks nice with cockpit green now!
        Keep up the great work and hope to see you at CockpitFest one day
        Tony
        Tony Dyer
        https://www.facebook.com/TheAirDefen...homepage_panel

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        • OHOPE
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Feb 2007
          • 359

          #44
          Great work , really interesting .

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

            #45
            Well to be sure, my mate Lex does the majority of the metalwork, I work as his assisant handing tools and helping with the work as well as making brackets and other parts that needs to be built into the components. So it is on the job training.

            I enjoy this work very much and so is Lex as he has a grin on his face the whole day (only when something doesn't fit, the air turns blue).


            Tony,

            How about starting you own Spitfire Hurricane and other projects thread as well. So we can keep track on your progress as well.

            Cheers

            Cees
            Last edited by Cees Broere; 25th April 2009, 14:23.
            Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!

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            • Rocketeer
              trying harder
              • Jan 2005
              • 5244

              #46
              Originally posted by Cees Broere View Post
              Well to be sure, my mate Lex does the majority of the metalwork, I work as his assisant handing tools and helping with the work as well as making brackets and other parts that needs to be built into the components. So it is on the job training.

              I enjoy this work very much and so is Lex as he has a grin on his face the whole day (only when something doesn't fit, the air turns blue).


              Tony,

              How about starting you own Spitfire Hurricane and other projects thread as well. So we can keep track on your progress as well.

              Cheers

              Cees
              Will do Cees, the Spitfire will have one (if there is the interest) after its unveiling at CockpitFest.....I have been a little 'secretive' because I want it to show the big step it has made from a quarter cockpit to a full cockpit...anyway enuff of my contamination of your wonderful project thread!
              Tony Dyer
              https://www.facebook.com/TheAirDefen...homepage_panel

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

                #47
                Hi all,

                Today a lot of work has been done again, we have reached the top, the arch on top of frame 7 has advanced very well today (all the hard work making the small bits and pieces doesn't really show, but it is there and cost a lot of time), the cockpit will not get any higher than this.

                Cheers

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

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                • Peter
                  Moderator
                  • Jan 2000
                  • 12508

                  #48
                  Absolutely fantastic Cees! Wonder if there is a market for a production run?
                  Cheers,Peter
                  "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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

                    #49
                    Not by me
                    The only concession we have to incorporate is to build up the
                    sections using angled aluminum sections with sawcuts to make
                    the sharp radiuses instead of hammering them over a former.
                    Well the thing doesn's have to fly (bit difficult without wings
                    or even the remainder of the fuselage missing)
                    Cheers

                    Cees
                    Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!

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

                      #50
                      Hi all,

                      I am looking for a similar fire exthinguisher (the small one). One came up on e-bay recently and I had nailed it, but the vendor had sold it on in the meantime.

                      If anyone has any leads on one, please let me know, I can provide a good home for it.
                      Cheers

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

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                      • hindenburg
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Aug 2007
                        • 1402

                        #51
                        Looking for 3 myself Cees !!
                        `Information is the currency of democracy`. Thomas Jefferson

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                        • QldSpitty
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Apr 2006
                          • 2625

                          #52
                          Not sure if it will help but another way to put sharp curves in ally angle is to use a bit of 2x3 about 6 inches long,radius one end and then put a saw cut in the middle of it the depth of the flange parallel to the curve.Insert it into the angle and have under it another block of wood with a slight curve carved into it.Then hammer the b@stard till you get the required curve.It,s how I did the tight bits on the F5 cowling coaming for the Spit.Looks amazing Cees you should feel proud of what you have achieved.Us Spitaphiles bow to your work.
                          "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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                          • Cees Broere
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Sep 2006
                            • 1587

                            #53
                            Not much but the diagonal struts are finished and fitted now, these are also used to mount the two armour glass windows.

                            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

                              #54
                              A pic showing where the pilot's seat is to be fitted. We are concentrating on the various frames which looks like we're making aluminium bananas, but in a few weeks time all the frames should be finished and then the fun really starts..

                              Cheers

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

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                              • neil996
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Jul 2007
                                • 183

                                #55
                                some great work.

                                fancy doing a Ikea flat pack version so we all can have Halifax cockpits?

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                                • hindenburg
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Aug 2007
                                  • 1402

                                  #56
                                  What a fantastic idea neil996,of course a Halifax nose section would be alot easier to assemble than an Ikea flatpack cupboard though !!
                                  `Information is the currency of democracy`. Thomas Jefferson

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                                  • neil996
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Jul 2007
                                    • 183

                                    #57
                                    i would prefer putting together a halifax today then this wardrobe :diablo:

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

                                      #58
                                      Originally posted by Whitley_Project View Post
                                      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
                                      Elliott,

                                      Your words were prophetic. The cockpit will now be put on display in ouw museum in the same building where the cockpit is being built now. This way the quality of work will be higher as opposed to working in a dark cluttered attice running up and down to flights of stairs and into the garden and vice versa.

                                      No pics as I still haven't been able to put them up (should look into the photobucket option soon) but the frames are almost finished and after
                                      that it is time to put them all in position and then the fuselage will ermerge in skeletal form. I am really enjoying this.

                                      Watch this space.

                                      Cees
                                      Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!

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                                      • PanzerJohn
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Aug 2008
                                        • 768

                                        #59
                                        Wonderful workmanship.......its going to be a beauty.

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                                        • Me-109E
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Sep 2007
                                          • 220

                                          #60
                                          Originally posted by Cees Broere View Post
                                          A pic showing where the pilot's seat is to be fitted. We are concentrating on the various frames which looks like we're making aluminium bananas, but in a few weeks time all the frames should be finished and then the fun really starts..

                                          Cheers

                                          Cees
                                          Cees

                                          Truly outstanding work and an inspiration
                                          Often accused of the wrong things! oh yeah your the expert not me.....

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