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Thread: Just Jane Restoration Work Begins

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    Go gloss

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    Outside of the paint stripping dates, is the hangar open to the public at all? It would be an interesting sight to see a stripped back Lanc.

    Cheers

    Kye

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    Quote Originally Posted by nx611_1945 View Post
    Trolley Aux, except for an ndt to check for cracks the tail wheel is suitable for flight. It has an anti-shim unit fitted so there's no need for a twin contact tyre
    Thank you, that answers my question
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    Kye, we are open everyday except Sundays and you could come on a tour day here- http://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/store...oration-tours/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Andrew, will her new paint be sating type finish as used on PA474?
    Paint will be Satin Peter

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    Cheers,Peter
    "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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    Paint strip starts next week (21st Nov to 27th Nov) then the real work begins as we survey the airframe.

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    Good luck, lets hope there are no unpleasant surprises.
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    The paint strip has been going well but is slightly behind schedule. We will be keeping the hangar closed for the first half of next week and plan to reopen it on the 1st December 2016.

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    Wow!
    Lots of progress. Thanks for the update.

    Andy

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    It's the most exciting historic aviation project underway in the UK.
    I wish the team the best of luck, I'll look forward to updates.
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    Absolutely Fantastic, great work and hats off to all. anything come to light as the paint was stripped? old markings etc
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    There is an inner beauty when you strip down a Lancaster . . .

    looking fwd to seeing more

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    Can u wander around her or is that against regulations?

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    I would have thought h&s would intervene with all that paint dust? Best of luck to her...
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    Dust? Why would there be dust, and why would H&S intervene?

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    I guess you have never had to do an assessment covering crossing a road Or lighting a bonfire?
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    There won't be any dust! It's a substance like nitromors that's being used which blisters the paint then it gets scraped off!

    According to Andrew Patton if all goes to plan the public will be able to get in the hangar on Saturday!

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    Stripping of the paint is like going back in time.

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    Paint strip is now finished and the hangar is open for the general public. The airframe assessment/survey starts on monday

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    Quote Originally Posted by nx611_1945 View Post
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    Paint strip is now finished and the hangar is open for the general public. The airframe assessment/survey starts on monday
    Thats excellent progress Fingers crossed the inspection doesn't reveal to much corrosion etc

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    Great work! When was the last time she was back to bare metal? Also as part of the NDT inspection will the centre section be removed from the fuselage?

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    Another great update thank you
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    She was last repainted from bare metal when she was prepared for gate guard duties at RAF Scampton in the late 1970's. The fuselage transportation join faces are likely to need to be inspected.

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    In service these joins were protected by fabric strips IIRC, these were not replaced after repainting?

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    NX611's joins were protected with a sealant as opposed to a fabric.

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    I visited Duxford on Sunday to see the BBMF Lancaster, and for the first time noticed either a masking tape or a painted stripe on all the fuselage joints, although the fuz is still together.

    Just quickly checked a few pics, and can't see that they've always been there.

    The other paint looks intact, maybe they are re-applying the fabric strips?

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    It's masking tape, to highlight areas that may need attention
    " Radial engines don't drip oil, they mark their territory"

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    NX611 appeared on national BBC Breakfast today - https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...27439507270196
    Tune into I player for the full length clip.

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