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  • A bit of a gloat, slightly OT.

    Two trucks arrived with more exhibits for our little museum...

    The first one, a 40' container that has not been opened for more than 15 years..


    IMGP9915 by aardvark_akubra, on Flickr

    One complete Percival P.56 Provost

    Unfortunately when we opened the container door we could see daylight through the rusted container. It was supposedly airworthy when dismantled and put in the container, we are not too worried about that however provided we can get it up to exhibition standard we will be happy.

    We gave the truck driver coffee and chocolate biscuits which was the total price paid, if I understand correctly.


    The second truck...


    IMGP9914 by aardvark_akubra, on Flickr

    brought an Aeromacchi MB339 jet trainer....



    ...this one all nicely packed on pallets along with a crate full of carefully labelled plastic bags of fasteners etc. It will only require assembly and a wipe over before wheeling into the display hangars. Yea, we had to pay a bit for this one but I doubt it would have covered the cost of the pallets and frames etc, the two day truck ride cost us nothing except another coffee and biscuits.
    Last edited by The Artful Bodger; 05-25-2012, 02:29 AM.

  • #2
    Drool..... Make that Aeromacchi airworthy and fly it!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by lakeside53
      Drool..... Make that Aeromacchi airworthy and fly it!

      That would be nice but I fear a little impractical with our grass runways and no engine!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by The Artful Bodger
        That would be nice but I fear a little impractical with our grass runways and no engine!

        You call yourself a homeshop machinist?! BUILD ONE!!!!!
        "The Administration does not support blowing up planets." --- Finally some SENSIBLE policy from the Gov!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Grind Bastard
          You call yourself a homeshop machinist?! BUILD ONE!!!!!

          I suppose we could extend things a bit and put our Rolls Royce Avon engine in it.

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          • #6
            Or soup it up with an Olympus?

            Regards Ian.
            You might not like what I say,but that doesn't mean I'm wrong.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Circlip
              Or soup it up with an Olympus?

              Regards Ian.

              Yea, but we dont have one of those, the only Bristol engine we have is a Hercules and I cant see that fitting no how!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by The Artful Bodger
                Yea, but we dont have one of those, the only Bristol engine we have is a Hercules and I cant see that fitting no how!
                You need a bigger drill press then ?


                Teasing aside, can we get some more pictures please?
                "The Administration does not support blowing up planets." --- Finally some SENSIBLE policy from the Gov!

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                • #9


                  -DU-

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                  • #10
                    Very awesome! We have a SR-71 at the Airzoo.
                    "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
                    world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
                    country, in easy stages."
                    ~ James Madison

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by flylo
                      Very awesome! We have a SR-71 at the Airzoo.
                      Do they let you play with it?

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                      • #12
                        Hmmmm... maybe we could get the Hercules into the Provost...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Grind Bastard
                          You need a bigger drill press then ?


                          Teasing aside, can we get some more pictures please?

                          I will try to have the camera on hand as we assemble it, but that might not be for a few days as I have to make a few 'tools' first.

                          We need to make bayonet type hooks for the lift points and we need to locate some high lift jacks to go under the jack points, I think we have some jacks but we need to locate the chap who owns the hangar where they are. If we dont have the jacks I will have to make some. We also need some lifting 'bridles' made and some tapered guides so we can get the wing attachment pins in without crunching anything vital.

                          I also have to wade through this carton of books and find how to lock the undercarriage down in the absence of hydraulics and electrics. It is probably obvious but until we get the legs dangling we wont know.

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