Stirling Project Update

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Very interesting to see the CAD work, thanks.

Talking about the Stirling and computers there is a Stirling being made for the IL2 flight sim game thats looking pretty good.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn190/csocso2/StirlingWIP20.jpg

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Briyeo,

Could you please pass that one to Trumpter please?:cool:

1/48 would be nice.:p

Cheers

Cees

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Hi Cees,

I recntly had contact with a short run model company, they may be planning a 1/32 or even 1/24 scale model:eek::eek:

John

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last CAD update for a while, this new one shows the pitot probe and a top and side view of the pilots escape hatch. I've also attached a picture showing the seat structure I beams before and after machining to spec. When I can pull my finger out:rolleyes:, I'll post some photos of some recent acquisitions

John

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As promised I've posted the photos of our latest acquistions here:

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=90313&page=9

Below I've belatedly posted a photo of one our members Sqn Ldr Ron Lunney looking at the remains of the bomb aimers escape hatch surround recovered from LJ628 in 2005. This item has been extremely useful in creating our CAD model thus far. This would have been the last view that Ron would have had of 'his' Stirling R9278, from which he baled out over France in April 1945. Suitable captions please.....:diablo:

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Nice one Doc, I hasten to add that there are no prizes:p

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Awww at least at WIX they offer a fat pony....
'Watch that first step"

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As promised I've posted the photos of our latest acquistions here:

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=90313&page=9

Below I've belatedly posted a photo of one our members Sqn Ldr Ron Lunney looking at the remains of the bomb aimers escape hatch surround recovered from LJ628 in 2005. This item has been extremely useful in creating our CAD model thus far. This would have been the last view that Ron would have had of 'his' Stirling R9278, from which he baled out over France in April 1945. Suitable captions please.....:diablo:

"err-I think we may be a wee bit low to bale out at this altitude Skipper!!!!"

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The comments were much appreciated by the membership, general consensus was that Radpoe wins!:D

It was our AGM yesterday and the attached photos are of our newly constructed Co-pilots seat. This was made by one of our members John Levey and I hasten to add that he says he doesn't want to make another:diablo: As you can see Shorts didn't under engineer anything and we are very happy with the finished result.

Notwithstanding John's sterling work:rolleyes: we have decided to refurbish the pilots seat. This is beginning to suffer a bit as it's made from mag alloy so this will have to be stripped back, surface corrosion removed and the structure made good. The difficult part will be to arrest the internal corrosion, I shall look at the recent corrosion thread to see if that can give us some ideas unless anyone on here has some thoughts?

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It is heavier but not by much.

I'm currently fabricating the lower seat chassis side beams, I'll give you the jig when I'm finished with it

John

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Great work on the new seat John. Who's going to make the other side!!!??? :dev2:

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As promised I've posted the photos of our latest acquistions here:

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=90313&page=9

Below I've belatedly posted a photo of one our members Sqn Ldr Ron Lunney looking at the remains of the bomb aimers escape hatch surround recovered from LJ628 in 2005. This item has been extremely useful in creating our CAD model thus far. This would have been the last view that Ron would have had of 'his' Stirling R9278, from which he baled out over France in April 1945. Suitable captions please.....:diablo:

Bums away !!!!!!!!!!!

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As promised I've posted the photos of our latest acquistions here:

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=90313&page=9

Below I've belatedly posted a photo of one our members Sqn Ldr Ron Lunney looking at the remains of the bomb aimers escape hatch surround recovered from LJ628 in 2005. This item has been extremely useful in creating our CAD model thus far. This would have been the last view that Ron would have had of 'his' Stirling R9278, from which he baled out over France in April 1945. Suitable captions please.....:diablo:

"OK Lunney, explain yourself son!......
, didnt you hear the skipper ordering?.....
"last one out remember to shut the door behind you"!!!!

Regards

Mark Pilkington

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Or...

'Shut the door lad there's a draught in here!'

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Great work on the new seat John. Who's going to make the other side!!!??? :dev2:

Are you offering?:diablo::diablo:

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'...i know she's made by Shorts.. but this is ridiculous'.!

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12Jaguar,
If all the tubes are connected and hollow inside, could you not drill into one of them at the and fit an adapter and fill the tubes through or flush them out with anti corrosion treatment?

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Hi Peter

the tubes are hollow and it should be easy to flow some form of fluid through them. First measure will be to bead blast the paint and corrosion products from the external surface, then treat the interior, then I'd probably fill the tubes with an inert fluid eg lanolin. Finally make good.

I've just dug out our copy of AP119A-0200-1 (Corrosion Manual) which recommends the following after removal of as much corrosion deposits as possible:

Swab the affected area with a chromic acid/sulphuric acid solution.

Wash with clean water and dry

If necessary repeat until corrosion deposits are removed

Apply Alocrom 1200

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At last some new build structure to report. the first of 4 seat support beams wet assembled with the welcome assistance of my son Andy:D

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