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Do You Own Any Bits of Aircraft?
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PostPosted: November 22nd, 2016, 1:10 am 
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Nice one Splash.
Incidentally when I was in my early 20's I did allot of temping and one job (for a well known supermarket chain) was at part of the Sherburn airfield site no longer in use for flying. I got to look around one of the old hangers where the Swordfish were built. Interesting stuff and a nice bit of history, only after I had had a couple of looks around the hanger someone told me the building was condemed as the roof cladding was falling in.

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I have part of the German airship SZ11 shot down over Cuffley by Leefe- Robinson in 1916- it is currently sitting next to my Airfix Be2c as a reminder to start building the latter.

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I have this piece cut from C-47 42-100591 'Tico Belle'. It was cut from one of her original panels during a restoration and they give them to people who donate to the Valiant Air Command museum. She was part of D-Day, Arnhem and the Berlin Airlift and still flies today here in Florida.

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Gregers wrote:
jssel wrote:
Now that is really nice Paul. Antique aircraft owners will tell you it all starts with the first part you obtain.

I know what you mean 8-) .

I do have a few bits and bobs. Oldest piece is a small model boat made from pieces of a crashed Spitfire, the hull is perspex and the sails are copper

In the loft (somewhere) is a fuse box cover from a B25, It was from the one called 'Gorgeous George Ann' in the film Hanover street.

I also have a turbine guide vane from one of the two Mig 29's that collided at RAF Fairford.

In the loft I have some small solid hydraulic pipe and a section of fuselage skin from an AV8A

Also a pitot tube from a Harrier GR3

And last but not least....this.

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It's the fuselage of a 1947 Cessna 140. It'll never fly again and will be a mobile exhibit when done. As you can see there is extensive front end damage from a crash some 18 years ago. Since these photos were taken because of a misunderstanding the tail has been cut off just behind the cockpit but it is still there and can be re-attached though it'll be a difficult repair.
doubt I'll get it done for the 'large scale aircraft' G/B though :lol:

I'm also in the process of trying to acquire another 1/1 scale project, but more on that if and when it happens.

All the best.

Greg


It's unlikely to fly again but it doesn't look irreparable Greg.

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It'll certainly never fly again now. due to a misunderstanding the rear fuselage has been cut off. Having had it's back broken it's repairable as a static but could never fly again without major surgery. The pain will be heating the panels (0.98 T6 ally) enough so they will straighten without melting them. All good fun of course. Oh. the other project that I have aquired is the cockpit section of an ALON Ercoupe.

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I only have 2 as of 18th August and they are:

When I turned 21 my Late Nan bought me the Navigator's seat from a Nimrod MR.2.
(One on the right in the pic).
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Fast forward 5 years because of a life threatening incident at work my Mrs bought me the nose cone cover from a Harrier GR.7.
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Does anyone have a pic of one of these on a harrier?
Ok so lets see what everyone else has!

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