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Beermat
Beermat
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Last Activity: 16th November 2018, 15:06
Joined: 23rd October 2009
Location: Cambridge, Duxfordshire
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  • Beermat
    replied to Whirlwind Fighter Project Update
    Sadly the blame for that lies with Westland - they had a serviceable hack on the civil register as G-AGOI until 1948, but they had bulldozed it into a large ditch on the northern perimeter of the airfield by 1955. Pieces will doubtless still be there, and we were well on our way to being able to have...
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  • Beermat
    replied to Whirlwind Fighter Project Update
    Sure - it's Farnham - an American import with a 1941 Air Ministry stamp....
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  • Beermat
    started a topic Whirlwind Fighter Project Update

    Whirlwind Fighter Project Update

    Evening all.

    Well, it's been a long time coming, and I know some people had given up on us, but today we had our first fuselage skins shaped.

    A 'well known historic aircraft engineering company' on the Isle of Wight had recently purchased a 1941 vintage roller press from Westland...
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  • Beermat
    started a topic Bill Practice

    Bill Practice

    Does anyone have a copy of Bill Practice's propeller notebook, or even know any more about Mr. Practice himself? It seems that when he passed a few years ago a lot of prop knowledge went with him - and he had an interesting transatlantic career - but that's all I know. Also, have I really got his name...
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