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Re: The Stirling Aircraft Project Update

Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 3:52 pm
by spark plug
Nothing much but these flight deck I beam re-enforcement angles were trimmed and marked today .

Re: The Stirling Aircraft Project Update

Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 5:36 pm
by spark plug
Here is a picture of our proposed Bomb bay jig. I have had to crop it to get it uploaded but the idea is there.
We are now actively trying to get some funding for this to be commisioned which will speed things up and get us to grips with the actual structure.
Please if you feel you would like to contribute to our fund go to the website and follow the steps provided.
We are very grateful for any donations however small. Kev

Re: The Stirling Aircraft Project Update

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:15 pm
by Stirling Project
Lots od progress recently, see here:

http://stirlingproject.co.uk/major-progress/

John L

Re: The Stirling Aircraft Project Update

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:58 am
by Stirling Project
Happy New year to you all.

A quick update n progress here

http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthre ... ate/page20

John L

Re: The Stirling Aircraft Project Update

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:21 am
by K4KittyCrew
Keep up the great work John.
Would the members of the forum be asking too much if we nominated the 1st of October 2016 for our maiden flight?
I can arrange a raffle to raise funds for take off fuel but you may have to land on fumes.
There's a bit of give or take on the date, l trust a week either way of course, don't want to pressure you in any way.
Happy New Year mate.
Cheers,
John ( Kitty )

Re: The Stirling Aircraft Project Update

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:36 pm
by Stirling Project
Hi John

Actually we were aiming for 30th Sept 16, so thanks for the extra days grace LOL

John L

Re: The Stirling Aircraft Project Update

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:55 am
by Stirling Project
Hi all

We've recently acquired an original pair of rudder pedals and arms, which we have now refurbished and mounted on our new build pedestal. These are for the P2 side and work as advertised. The P1 assembly shouldn't be far behind

John

Re: The Stirling Aircraft Project Update

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:37 pm
by Stirling Project
Hi all

A bumper update today in time for Christmas.

We've had a busy year and the flightdeck is now coming along well. All of the flying controls are now linked and we've just mounted the instrument panel in front of the control columns so that it is all in context now. As you may know we've finally taken the decision to terminate the fuselage at Fr16 rather than Fr26 as originally intended. The fragility of our tenancy at our current location and the logistics of having to move such a long and heavy structure finally tipped the balance. Nonetheless this will still encapsulate all of the main crew positions up to and including the front spar.

The throttle box is nearing completion with the installation of the brake handle and as you'll see from the photo it is very yellow! Also close to completion is the engine starter panel and its important instruction label, the text of which until recently eluded us but thanks to Fenland museum who discovered a damaged example and to Screens and Graphics of Cottenham, Cambs who reproduced it free of charge, this is now installed and looks very impressive.

We hope that 2017 is a good year for you all

best wishes

John L

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Re: The Stirling Aircraft Project Update

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:16 am
by K4KittyCrew
Great stuff there, John ..................... it's really starting to take shape, mate.
Cheers,
John

Re: The Stirling Aircraft Project Update

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:22 pm
by Bruno
One word: Fantastic!
Kind regards.

Bruno