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  • benyboy
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Sep 2004
    • 1973

    #81
    Dont forget to visit Aeroventure, Fort Paull ( Beverley and Hunter) and Breighton while visiting our beautifull county.

    Nice work on the cockpit.

    Ben
    http://www.mainlymilitary.co.uk/

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

      #82
      Ben,

      That might prove to be tricky with she who must be obeyed. from Hull towards York the roadsigns show all sorts of Halifax bomberbases. Wandering off track every time could be playing with sensitive parts of my body

      Cees
      Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!

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      • Junk Collector
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        • Aug 2006
        • 1464

        #83
        Sorry for the wait guys here it is ! upon seeing it in detail, after my first very quick look at it two weeks ago, the perspex was not as good as I hoped but still pretty good for original. I was amazed to find a light assembly fitted in the bulge on the front
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        Last edited by Junk Collector; 31st July 2009, 23:03.
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          #84
          Originally posted by Junk Collector View Post
          Sorry for the wait guys here it is ! upon seeing it in detail the perspex was not as good as I hoped but still pretty good for original. I was amazed to find a light assembly fitted in the bulge on the front
          I was also surprised to find that the oval panels on this nose perspex were thin(ish) glass, not perspex.

          By the way, nice Heyford project Cees!

          Any news for me??

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          • Junk Collector
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            • Aug 2006
            • 1464

            #85
            The glass on a Lanc Bomb Aimers panel I came across once is the same kind of glass,
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            • Whitley_Project
              If in doubt apply heat..
              • Jan 2000
              • 2842

              #86
              Impressive sight Tim - that's some find.

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              • Junk Collector
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Aug 2006
                • 1464

                #87
                Yes it sure is a rarity I doubt too many more will turn up, but to all out there you never know what may turn up for your project one day never give up hope !
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                • Fouga23
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Jan 2006
                  • 2257

                  #88
                  Nice find! I'd stop drill those cracks before they get worse though.
                  Magister Aviation
                  It's all in my book

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                  • XM692.
                    Constantly picked on
                    • Jan 2009
                    • 302

                    #89
                    Originally posted by Junk Collector View Post
                    The museum idea would be nice, but in reality neither I nor my friend, and others I know, have had any luck with museums, I personally have either been met with it the kind of response along the lines we would be happy for you to give it to us, or sorry we dont have anything for trade or silly offers, best was a repro BFP and battered trainer panel for a major WW2 Bomber throttle Box, same museum has a very long list of wants needless to say. Another good one was after offering a rare rudder pedal assembly a group needed for their cockpit was to be told, I would have to wait 3 months until the committee next met and discussed it, no thanks, said cockpit is still pedal less, 6 years on.

                    The best of all when I approached a museum who had a stripped out cockpit, I had acquired 80% of the parts they needed, I offered them the stuff, I was met with sorry don't want it, so I asked if they wanted to sell the cockpit so I could restore it, and was told we are going to restore it (for which my first thought was how ? if you don't want the parts???????), then less than 12 months later after I had got rid of my stuff, I by chance found out they now wanted to sell it !!!!!

                    Those parts have now left the UK and that cockpits best shot at ever being restored has gone.


                    Oh mate... that is ~exactly~ how it is IMHO, especially the committee bit



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                    • Junk Collector
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Aug 2006
                      • 1464

                      #90
                      I bet other people have even better tales than those ?
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                      • Cees Broere
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Sep 2006
                        • 1587

                        #91
                        JC

                        That's a fantastic find, even if the perspex doesn't shine. IMHO this really should be on a Halifax or put on display in it's proper context.

                        As you said, this proves what's still out there, now where's that Stirling fuselage section.

                        Cheers

                        Cees
                        Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!

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                        • Junk Collector
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Aug 2006
                          • 1464

                          #92
                          Yes where is that fuselage ?
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                          • CeBro
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                            • Sep 2009
                            • 2146

                            #93
                            Some pics taken yesterday after a hard days work.
                            Cees
                            Last edited by CeBro; 11th November 2010, 19:26.

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                            • 12jaguar
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Apr 2007
                              • 1632

                              #94
                              Blimey, they certainly have man size engine controls on a Halibag!

                              Nice work Cees
                              http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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                              • CeBro
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                                • Sep 2009
                                • 2146

                                #95
                                No, just a case of: honey I shrunk my sheetmetalworking friend.

                                Anyone with leads on undamaged trimming tab knobs? I have some as you can see but they have all "issues".
                                Cees

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                                • turretboy
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Sep 2004
                                  • 561

                                  #96
                                  Nice work Cees!
                                  Mike

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                                  • hindenburg
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                                    • Aug 2007
                                    • 1402

                                    #97
                                    Superb bit Tim !!! and looking good Cees...would look nice with Tims perspex.
                                    `Information is the currency of democracy`. Thomas Jefferson

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                                    • hindenburg
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Aug 2007
                                      • 1402

                                      #98
                                      Originally posted by Junk Collector View Post
                                      I would be as happy as the next man to see it at YAM, sorry to be so negative but i have found over the years 100% of trades have been done with the private projects where the individual like yourself has a foot firmly planted in reality, sorry but it will be next week before i can get pictures, bite on a bullet if it gets too unbearable to wait
                                      TOTALLY TRUE J.C. !!!! feet in reality and hand on wallet..get it whilst it`s there rather than regret no getting it...soooooo wish I`d bought that Stirling escape hatch off ebay !!
                                      `Information is the currency of democracy`. Thomas Jefferson

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                                      • CeBro
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Sep 2009
                                        • 2146

                                        #99
                                        Martin,

                                        If you need something it's always better to get while you can or you will regret it. However expensive it might be, it will be even more expensive over time.
                                        Anyone spotted the Hampden panel on e-bay?

                                        Any leads on trimming trab knobs as used in the Halifax, Hastings, Beverly etc.??? See pic a few posts above.

                                        Cees

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                                        • redhillwings
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Feb 2008
                                          • 825

                                          This is looking fantastic, your sheet metal guy is worth his weight in gold! Well done Cees.
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                                          http://wingsmuseum.co.uk

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