Airframe Assemblies selected to begin rebuilding Typhoon

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As reported by Flypast:
The project to bring Hawker Typhoon RB396 back to the skies took an important step forward recently with the news that the aircraft’s rear fuselage will be going to Airframe Assemblies for rebuild. ....... Dave Robinson and Sam Worthington-Leese, founding trustees, said: “We are incredibly proud of everything that has been achieved so far and we could not have got to where we are without the support of our post holders, volunteers, members and donors. As a charity, we rely on this generosity so we hope that as many people as possible will support this significant milestone by giving whatever they can.” Anyone wishing to contribute to the campaign can do so by visiting the project’s Crowdfunder page: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/rb396
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I think it needs to be clarrified . To rebuid that section of rear fuselage - it needs new longerons . Does it mean the existing skinning and frames will be reused or is this going to be a rebuild in the spirit of the aircraft.

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I think it needs to be clarrified . To rebuid that section of rear fuselage - it needs new longerons . Does it mean the existing skinning and frames will be reused or is this going to be a rebuild in the spirit of the aircraft.
I don't know, but I assume Airframe Assemblies will assess what can be used from the existing fuselage and what has to be replaced

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Well the crowdfunder is in its last week. It's now close to 90% funded so hopefully will make it or all the money is lost. It's definitely picked up in the last couple of days, and I wonder if this quote from Kermit Weeks about the project had something to do with that:
I think it's great that people are trying to preserve some of these rare and historic aircraft, but you have to realize it takes time, money, and effort to do so and LOTS of it! So, before you just sit back as an armchair enthusiast telling others how you'd like them to spend their money on what airplanes you would like to see them restore, I would suggest you step up to the plate, put your own money where your enthusiasm lies, and become part of the process!
The quote is on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/hawkertyphoonRB396/ The crowdfunder is here; www.crowdfunder.co.uk/rb396