Percival Q6 G-AFFD

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She is beautiful (as I said on the other thread on this lovely machine.;) )

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As I posted on the other thread ...

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b202/aero101/image0_zps9279d164.jpg

Merge these two Mods?

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[QUOTE=herbert85;2082504]

The aircraft will be painted in a military colour scheme but not sure which one yet as it appears the aircraft was painted in three different schemes.

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I have no comprehension as to how anyone could paint a definitive British civil aircraft in a military colour scheme .

Ron Souch

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The aircraft will be painted in a military colour scheme but not sure which one yet as it appears the aircraft was painted in three different schemes.

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I have no comprehension as to how anyone could paint a definitive British civil aircraft in a military colour scheme .

Ron Souch

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Have to say that was my reaction too. I decided to desist from comment as I feared I would be pilloried by the "warbird" community from this forum.

G-AFFD was delivered in 1938 as a civilian aircraft and only succumbed to a military career due to impressment. It returned to civilian use in 1946 and flew until 1952.

I could perhaps understand selecting a military scheme had the aircraft been on of the seven that were ordered and delivered as military aircraft: P5634 - P5640. None of them has survived.

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Hi All
It's easy for me to decide that a military colour scheme is appropriate. The aircraft served from early 1940 until the end of hostilities at Hendon with 510 Sqd. For those who may wish to research the colour scheme it wore it may become apparent that the colours indicate it was also used in the VIP role which included the Royal family.

then in final consideration and in my opinion it will look far more visual (and stunning). Now for those who do not like, pity but when it is yours you may do what you like. Until then accept. For consideration G-AKRP was built under military contract but was painted in a period civil scheme following rebuild.

"He who pays the piper calls the tune":highly_amused:

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This is a wonderful project, that is really starting to take shape, congratulations to everyone concerned.
I agree with the last 2 posts, it does seem a shame to paint it in military colours. However those who have spent a considerable amount of time and money on this project should paint in whatever colours they like. Having a Q6 to see and enjoy should be enough for the rest of us.

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"He who pays the piper calls the tune"

Certainly very true.........!!! Congratulations on what you are achieving. Certainly looking forward to seeing a unique aircraft back in the air.

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Paint it however you like, it will be stunning whatever colour it it, Iv'e been waiting too many moons since seeing it in the hangar at Redhill to be fussy now.
Although on second thoughts anything involving Red Bull or Mr Blobby might jar a bit.
I hope the outstanding work proceeds smoothly

Richard

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The most important thing is that it will be back in the air. We may not all agree on colours but surely we can all agree with that :)

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The most important thing is that it will be back in the air. We may not all agree on colours but surely we can all agree with that :)

totally agree, well done to everyone over the last 4 decades that has ensured anyone will ever see this lovely a/c fly again - I would certainly pay good money for a flight in her, should the chance ever occur ie classic wings, classic air force...

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You and me both SadSack. It would be very tricky at the moment under current CAA rules but a new head of GA has been appointed and it is rumoured that there may be some relaxation/modification of the rules in future

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Any authentic scheme is great. Hard to see why that should exercise anyone. It does highlight a more general conundrum for owners with old machines that may have had a relatively long working life, namely, just at what point in time/development, is best recreated during restoration...? There is no 'correct' answer. The simplest is the 'as built' condition, but then, the specific interest may be more focused on a later point in time after many (Sometimes considerable) modifications have taken place.

All kudos to Rex for taking on such a big project, long absent from the aviation community.

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The simplest is the 'as built' condition

Not so. If I would in my current project, it would not be allowed to fly at all.

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Not so. If I would in my current project, it would not be allowed to fly at all.

Technically, that may be so, but I was referring, rather, to the conceptual state of the a/c. It's a given that some mods cannot be reversed for airworthiness reasons.

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You and me both SadSack. It would be very tricky at the moment under current CAA rules but a new head of GA has been appointed and it is rumoured that there may be some relaxation/modification of the rules in future

Hey guys, save me a place please !!!!!

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Great news indeed, a fine looking machine, one that is much awaited in the sky regardless of final scheme. With all this Percival activity in East Anglia its time I posted an update on Proctor 3 and her rebuild, watch this space.

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What is the current state of play regarding these rules which bar us from flying in Dakotas etc? I know you can fly in a Dragon Rapide, what makes flying in a Q6 different?

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Am I correct in thinking this is the last remaining Q6? I remember as a young lad seeing one of these when it visited Kidlington. I took no notice of the reg at the time so for all I know it may have been this one. A lovely looking machine. My best wishes to the restoration crew and I hope to live long enough to see her airborne. I know it takes as long as it takes but I am a patient man.

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I curious as to her VIP colours. What were they? Was she part of the Kings Flight? She will look amazing if so...

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http://www.airliners.net/photo/Percival-P-16-Q-6/2111986/L/

A photo of 'FFD during one of the restoration efforts. The base colour would appear to be silver? Impressed into the RAF as X9407, sold after the war as G-AIEY and was not a part of the Kings Flight. Originally bought by Sir Philip Sassoon.