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    theirs some rheostats just like them on flea bay at the mo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey24b View Post
    theirs some rheostats just like them on flea bay at the mo

    Hi Matt any chance of posting a linky, I can't seem to find them

    cheers

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    pm sent

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    Hi Matt

    Thanks for that, not the right one though I'm afraid

    ta muchly

    John

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    12jaguar, thought I had a U/C idicator but it is the wrong type sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    12jaguar, thought I had a U/C idicator but it is the wrong type sorry.
    Thanks for looking anyway Peter

    John

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    John, I cant remember if my airspeed indicator is the same though will have to check.
    Cheers,Peter
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    Forgot to add a picture of the the 6A/1439 Thermometer , again if anyone has one it would be much appreciated

    John
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    Hi Martin

    we have the external shield for the thermometer so might be able to make you one up. I have seen the ones on Milrecs but they're a tad expensive so they may have to be a last resort, swapsies are much better.

    It looks like we should be getting the type G bomb selector in return for one of our Type F's so a positive result there.

    John

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    Stirling wants (Revised)

    A slightly revised combined list, thanks to Binbrook74 we now have a ASI. Have seen that Milrecs have a single rheostat for sale but hoping that someone out there might have one a bit cheaper or for swap. The Type G selector switchbox is pending so I've left it off for the time being.

    Thanks for your continued support

    John
    Last edited by 12jaguar; 13th November 2009 at 16:41. Reason: wants list moved to dedicatedthread

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    I've just emailed John L to tell him I've found a couple of downward id lamp switch units and will take them to Newark aerojumble tomorrow. Will anyone from the Stirling Project (or a courier) be there?
    The garage that keeps on giving

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air Ministry View Post
    I've just emailed John L to tell him I've found a couple of downward id lamp switch units and will take them to Newark aerojumble tomorrow. Will anyone from the Stirling Project (or a courier) be there?
    Hi Alan,

    Yes, John Lathwell and myself!!! See you tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air Ministry View Post
    I've just emailed John L to tell him I've found a couple of downward id lamp switch units and will take them to Newark aerojumble tomorrow. Will anyone from the Stirling Project (or a courier) be there?

    Hi Alan

    PM sent

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    Will update wants list soon, but thanks to Air Ministry the requirement for 2 off 5C/372 switches has now been met. Also got an oxygen economiser at the Newark aeroboot. Thanks to all the people who have sent offers in so far, please keep 'em coming

    John

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    Stirling Project wants list moved to it's own dedicated thread

    here: http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=95679


    More updates soon......

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    Posting a few pics of our latest acquisition:

    The control column bases and support structure from Stirling IV LK567, kindly donated from Denmark

    The good news is that we should be able to incorporate most of the structure into our build, the bad news is that we'd already paid a considerable amount to cast up the bases utilising Pondskaters' Sunderland one.

    John
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    John,

    It'll be really useful to have this assembly for reference, if nothing else.

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    Leave it with me Martin, I'll get back to you....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12jaguar View Post
    the bad news is that we'd already paid a considerable amount to cast up the bases utilising Pondskaters' Sunderland one.
    Oh, the irony!

    There is a rule of course which says that you can wait for years for a real part to come along to no avail, but the second you spend a lot of time/effort/money replicating it then one will appear as if by magic!!!

    I think we've all been there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkG View Post
    Oh, the irony!

    There is a rule of course which says that you can wait for years for a real part to come along to no avail, but the second you spend a lot of time/effort/money replicating it then one will appear as if by magic!!!

    I think we've all been there!
    It's happened to me too. I always console myself in the knowledge that at least I now have an original to use.

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    Same here
    Remember that Halifax throttle box on ebay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkG View Post
    Oh, the irony!

    I thought it was actually a bit aluminiumy:diablo:

    I'll get me coat

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    Seriously though, this will allow us to incorporate some original structure into our cockpit, which I think is a good thing. Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and get things made, some you win and some you lose

    John

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    Ah, the old "wait for years and two come along at once" gag.

    But it is a really nice find, all the more so because it looks as if it has pieces not in the Sunderland section - hopefully a lot less interpretation will be needed.

    I came across this just yesterday, illustrating a contemporary article on how to build a Sunderland. I've spoken to a gentleman who fitted the controls in this assembly but this is the first photo I've seen of it outside an aircraft - Sunderland again unfortunately. But if the Stirling has a similar assembly it would make a cracking display piece to raise publicity for the Project.

    AllanK

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    Hi Allan

    Unusual and interesting picture

    Surprisingly considering as the Sunderland and Stirlings were contempories there is very little commonality between the two, except for the control column bases. Luckily we will be doing something similar with our seats and control columns etc as they can be assembled outside of the aircraft. See post 117 to this thread.

    Thanks again for the loan of the Sunderland structure

    John

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    Only surprising when seen from the modern "mass production" view point. Short Brothers were somewhat prone to using the ship building approach of designing one-offs and making everything different. Commonality of parts was one issue that led to their big falling out with the Air Ministry.

    I'd forgotten about the pic on post 117 - that will look just as cool.
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    Hi all

    last update of 2009. This has been a very busy year for us, not helped by the fact that we were evicted from our workshop for 6 months due to the hangar being refurbished. thankfully this is all behind us now and we're getting back on track

    Notable advances for this year were the donation of 2 control column bases and support structure from Denmark, the manufacture of a co-pilots seat and the purchase (yesterday) of almost a complete installation for the TR1154/1155 radio including D/F equipment. We've also been lucky in getting a lot of eqpt for the other crew stations and a special thanks here to all the fellow forumites that have assisted us with this.

    Structure is coming along apace as can be seen from the attached photos of one of the pilots seat chassis assys. the basic structure of this is now complete having been abley assisted by my son Andy on Saturday. really pleased with how this has turned out as it is the first major piece of structure we've built (apart from the FN5 turret). the corresponding chassis is the next on the 'production line' and hopefully should be finished early in the New Year.

    Best wishes to you all and hopefully the New Year will see progress in all your various projects and endeavours

    best regards

    John
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    STIRLING NOSE TURRET ON EBAY (sort of! - smiles)

    found this while surfing the net!

    jonny2madd page
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    Well I started useing ebay after having a car crash ,in which I fractured my neck . and because I couldnt move much I bought a computer to pass the time . Im much better now. I sell stuff that I think is interesting and I believe in recycling so like secondhand stuff. I like stuff to do with the counter culture ,hippie movement.mainly I buy books .I dont really collect stuff much anymore used to collect old flying clothing irvin jackets flying helmets that kind of thing have a nose turret of a stirling bomber in my garage . interested in science and democracy making the world full of flowers and peace.

    http://members.ebay.com.my/ws/eBayIS...rid=jonny2madd

    Regards

    Mark Pilkington
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    Hi Mark

    Interesting.......

    No news on the Middle East Stirlings though I'm afraid

    regards

    John

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