Percival Q6 G-AFFD

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Q6 part & history

Had a wonderful bag of goodies delivered. The good people at Great Oakley found a set of wing attachment brackets and having checked against the drawings these are for the Q6. These are a complete set for the centre sections and the outer wings - main and rear spars. A quite complex manufacturer which would be expensive if new needed to be manufactured. This is a major break-through for our project. Thank you Mike and John, its like all my Christmases in one go !!!!!!

If only I'd joined this forum earlier.......I have an original main spar attachment bracket that is 100% ex G-AFFD. I am also able to fill in some of the history from the early 1980s and the wing 'build'. If you read this Rex, I'd be happy to receive a PM to discuss further.

PS, great to see someone looking after this unique old girl. She's a real beauty. Thanks.

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Yes she is a very nice looking aircraft and you are doing a great job restoring her. I can relate to taking on an unfinished project. I am rebuilding a J5F Auster. Previous owner seemed to be averse to preserve anything! He had taken the Gipsy Major apart, had the crankcase, con rods and crankshaft NDT'd and then didn't put any kind of preservative on them! All the studs on the crankcase have rust one them and all the con rod bolts (although he did have them in plastic bags with the rods) are U/S due to pitting! Like you I've been looking at everything that has been done and redoing some things. Oh well who said life was easy?

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What is the latest on G-AFFD? Where is she now? Hows the restoration coming along?

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Sorry it's only a model Rob, but better than no Q6 at all (I hope!) - and it's all you're likely to see until 2017 (according to Rex himself).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfIIptGHOcc

Also look out for 'Plane resurrections' by Nik Coleman - available on Vimeo PPV.

Robin

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Thats a great model, pretty realistic. Been eaiting 25 years to see a Q6, another couple wont matter!

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A good friend of mine,ex RAF airframe mech, has just quit a light aviation repair shop job in the Uk after two weeks.The owner of the facility cut every corner to save time and money including instruction to wire brush corroded plugs instead of putting in new ones. He had a store of unlabled salvaged parts which were used to fix up aircraft in for repair and service.The owners of the assorted Gardan Horizions,Cessnas,Pa 28s etc must be clueless about what they were paying for.

So it is sad but no surprise to see the earlier Q6 work.

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That's a very damning accusation where you obviously cannot name names, so would it be possible, or advisable to advise the appropriate authority of these dirty deeds?

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Q6

fao David Burke

Thanks for putting me in touch. I'm sure Rex won't mind me confirming that the remanufactured main spar attachment fittings are a perfect match to the original that I have. Progress is good. Presently the wings that I worked on in the early 1980s are being thoroughly re-inspected and bar a few errors in the build, which after an hour or so we got our head around, Prosoects are looking rather good. Before we jump to conclusions on build errors though, it's worth knowing that in 1980 no plans at all were known to exist anywhere. How the wings were built therefore is a whole separate discussion in itself! [ATTACH=CONFIG]246489[/ATTACH]

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Latest Flypast shows the blue and silver scheme dropped in favour of a RAF camouflage scheme, as applied to the King's Flight Q6. Looking really good and can't wait to see her in the air.

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What news on this old girl....

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The aircraft is progressing very well, if you have access to Netflix or PBS in the UK ,then look for the Plane Resurrection series, one programme is about the Q6 rebuild.

Or on Vimo,the whole series is worth a watch!

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/planeres/162879434

Teaser clip,https://uk.video.search.yahoo.com/search/video;_ylt=A9mSs2tZh9lY2xcAA05LBQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTEydWViaWk1BGNvbG8DaXIyBHBvcwMyBHZ0aWQDQjM0NThfMQRzZWMDc2M-?p=Plane+Resurrection+series&fr=mcafee#id=10&vid=7518737347b8c442104357472cbc9d88&action=view

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The aircraft is progressing very well, if you have access to Netflix or PBS in the UK ,then look for the Plane Resurrection series, one programme is about the Q6 rebuild.

Or on Vimo,the whole series is worth a watch!

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/planeres/162879434

Teaser clip,https://uk.video.search.yahoo.com/search/video;_ylt=A9mSs2tZh9lY2xcAA05LBQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTEydWViaWk1BGNvbG8DaXIyBHBvcwMyBHZ0aWQDQjM0NThfMQRzZWMDc2M-?p=Plane+Resurrection+series&fr=mcafee#id=10&vid=7518737347b8c442104357472cbc9d88&action=view

The wings as built in the 1980's are scrap. New wings to original drawings (now sourced) will shortly be built. I saw the aircraft a week or two ago, looks magnificent and paintwork superb. Same painter we hope will paint our Proctor

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Probably the answer's somewhere in this thread - but if so, I didn't find it on looking - or elsewhere on the internet, but please forgive me asking - where, when and how did G-AFFD lose its original outer wings?

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I think that was during its spell at Redhill, at which point the aircraft was looking very sad.

Robin