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Same here:p
Remember that Halifax throttle box on ebay?
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Oh, the irony! :)

I thought it was actually a bit aluminiumy:diablo:

I'll get me coat:D

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Seriously though, this will allow us to incorporate some original structure into our cockpit, which I think is a good thing. Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and get things made, some you win and some you lose:rolleyes:

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Ah, the old "wait for years and two come along at once" gag.

But it is a really nice find, all the more so because it looks as if it has pieces not in the Sunderland section - hopefully a lot less interpretation will be needed.

I came across this just yesterday, illustrating a contemporary article on how to build a Sunderland. I've spoken to a gentleman who fitted the controls in this assembly but this is the first photo I've seen of it outside an aircraft - Sunderland again unfortunately. But if the Stirling has a similar assembly it would make a cracking display piece to raise publicity for the Project.

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http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc106/pondskater/3002.jpg

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Hi Allan

Unusual and interesting picture:cool:

Surprisingly :rolleyes: considering as the Sunderland and Stirlings were contempories there is very little commonality between the two, except for the control column bases. Luckily we will be doing something similar with our seats and control columns etc as they can be assembled outside of the aircraft. See post 117 to this thread.

Thanks again for the loan of the Sunderland structure

John

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Only surprising when seen from the modern "mass production" view point. Short Brothers were somewhat prone to using the ship building approach of designing one-offs and making everything different. Commonality of parts was one issue that led to their big falling out with the Air Ministry.

I'd forgotten about the pic on post 117 - that will look just as cool.

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Hi all

last update of 2009. This has been a very busy year for us, not helped by the fact that we were evicted from our workshop for 6 months due to the hangar being refurbished. thankfully this is all behind us now and we're getting back on track

Notable advances for this year were the donation of 2 control column bases and support structure from Denmark, the manufacture of a co-pilots seat and the purchase (yesterday) of almost a complete installation for the TR1154/1155 radio including D/F equipment. We've also been lucky in getting a lot of eqpt for the other crew stations and a special thanks here to all the fellow forumites that have assisted us with this.

Structure is coming along apace as can be seen from the attached photos of one of the pilots seat chassis assys. the basic structure of this is now complete having been abley assisted by my son Andy on Saturday. really pleased with how this has turned out as it is the first major piece of structure we've built (apart from the FN5 turret). the corresponding chassis is the next on the 'production line' and hopefully should be finished early in the New Year.

Best wishes to you all and hopefully the New Year will see progress in all your various projects and endeavours

best regards

John

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STIRLING NOSE TURRET ON EBAY (sort of! - smiles)

found this while surfing the net!

jonny2madd page
about me
Well I started useing ebay after having a car crash ,in which I fractured my neck . and because I couldnt move much I bought a computer to pass the time . Im much better now. I sell stuff that I think is interesting and I believe in recycling so like secondhand stuff. I like stuff to do with the counter culture ,hippie movement.mainly I buy books .I dont really collect stuff much anymore used to collect old flying clothing irvin jackets flying helmets that kind of thing have a nose turret of a stirling bomber in my garage . interested in science and democracy making the world full of flowers and peace.

http://members.ebay.com.my/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=jonny2madd

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Hi Mark

Interesting.......

No news on the Middle East Stirlings though I'm afraid:(

regards

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Everything about the Stirling is BIG!:p

Good progress is being made, good news for
2010.
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Wow That Sunderland Cockpit floor is completely different Allan,I thought the Project already had all the 1154/55 stuff John ?. I`ve got a complete DF unit from loop housing down to tuning handle in the pipeline...and boy are they BIG !!!

Hi Martin

The attached diagram now shows everything that we've got save for the Londex Relay which is annotated in red, although I understand that you and Peter have some queries over the size of the D/F fairing. I believe that we now have the interconnecting cables as well and all the relevant plugs etc

John

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Think this johnny2madd is the guy in Weston-Super-Mare John that we got the tracings from years ago.

he certainly is......and we're back in touch with him

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What a great diagram John!! If you`ve got all the DF stuff and 1154/55 plugs you`ve done very well...hens teeth.The connector tube under the DF loop housing on my one is about 3 feet long !!!!

aaaah! You may have us there, I don't recall the chap telling us that there was such a beast and I don't think that Peter collected it. Can it be reverse engineered?

Cees,

Good to see that steady progress is being made on both our projects. Last one to a full cockpit is a rotten egg!:p

John:D

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Thanks m8:cool:

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As a companion to our pilot's seat chassis above, the co-pilots chassis is now finished. The seat mountings and adjuster mechanism are next on the list to be made.

cheers and Happy New Year

John

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A good start for 2010, what aluminium is used, commercial or aircraft grade?

Cheers
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A good start for 2010, what aluminium is used, commercial or aircraft grade?

Cheers
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Hi cees

A little bit of both, aircraft grade would be nice but our numbers haven't come up yet:rolleyes:

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Tied in to the associated Veterans day thread, the Project is now more mobile thanks to the kind assistance of the PFF Museum and RAF personnel. this allows us to more readily move exhibits like the turret and instrument panels. Also it allows the public to get up close and personal with the exhibits, like the young chap in the turret:)

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Good chance to win some souls eh?

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Despite being well and truly hamstrung at our workshop due to to RadHaz requirements and surveys, here's a quick update to let you know that we're still alive and kicking:p

Whilst we've been unable to make much at the moment, I've been pretty active in sourcing parts and cockpit fittings, to that end here's a few pics of some of our recent acquisitions :D

John

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