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Proposed Run to De Havilland Museum

 
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tel706



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:20 am    Post subject: Proposed Run to De Havilland Museum  Reply with quote

Re the proposed run in the latest journal (149) to the De Havilland Aircraft Museum.

Went to that about 6 weeks ago to see if it was a possible venue for a run.



It has plenty of parking and costs £10 to get in the museum. They have several Mosquito planes and a few odd other planes or parts of planes. Not the most impressive place to visit, Should take about 1½ hours to go round.

No restaurant but an area where you can get a hot drink and a sandwich.



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Bluescaster



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Terry,

Beautiful aircraft though!!

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tel706



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blue
You will get no argument from me on that.

This is one of my all time favourites, along with of course the Spitfire.

Apparently at the time the fastest aeroplane in the theatre of the 2nd world war and could carry a bigger bomb load than the B17.

Being a time served engineer I can appreciate the skills and ingenuity that went into the building of these awesome machines, along with the materials used.

I think what struck me the most was the method of construction, the main fuselage halves being laid up over concrete moulds, then joined together.





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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful pictures of a woderful aircraft. Unfortunately the museum, which I have long wished to visit is rather a long way away from my abode.
I have often wondered how many less deaths the U.S.A,F. would have suffered had they had a similar plane with the load carrying ability the same as a B 17, but much faster and with only two crew and also some dog fighting abilities?
By the way, I remember reading a year or two ago that someone somewhere in Australia had re-produced moulds for Mosquito fuselages. Never heard or read anything about it since.
Jim.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

twolitre wrote:
Wonderful pictures of a woderful aircraft. Unfortunately the museum, which I have long wished to visit is rather a long way away from my abode.
I have often wondered how many less deaths the U.S.A,F. would have suffered had they had a similar plane with the load carrying ability the same as a B 17, but much faster and with only two crew and also some dog fighting abilities?
By the way, I remember reading a year or two ago that someone somewhere in Australia had re-produced moulds for Mosquito fuselages. Never heard or read anything about it since.
Jim.


Jim - Over the last couple few years, a company in New Zealand have rebuilt 2 Mossies to flying condition. The second one flew for the first time, a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, the first one was destined for the USA, as its owner is American, so it is now flying somewhere in the US. I am not sure where the second one will end up though. I believe this company either had access to original tooling/moulds, or they managed to make new moulds.

Website of the first Mossie fly, back in 2013: http://www.warbirdsnews.com/warbi...s-flying-mosquito-flew-today.html

Paul
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tel706



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:52 pm    Post subject: Proposed Run to De Havilland Museum Reply with quote

Here is more information on the Mosquito. Including video footage of the initial test flight in the states.

http://www.vicair.net/mosquito.html

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twolitre



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that link!
I did see a TV program about one flying in America This last Summer.
Probably the one you mention, though the TV commentary suggested an American restoration not a build of  parts newly manufactured in new Zealand.

Possibly (probably?) my memory is at fault and the moulds I referred to were in New Zealand and not Australia. At least it was the Antipodes.
Jim.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

twolitre wrote:
Thanks for that link!
I did see a TV program about one flying in America This last Summer.
Probably the one you mention, though the TV commentary suggested an American restoration not a build of  parts newly manufactured in new Zealand.

Possibly (probably?) my memory is at fault and the moulds I referred to were in New Zealand and not Australia. At least it was the Antipodes.
Jim.


That Mossie is a different one to the 2 restored to flight in NZ. I was not aware of this one. So it looks like there are now 3 airworthy Mossies in the World - with a few more being restored. Great news.

Hopefully, we will soon see 3 Lancasters flying too, as "Just Jane" the privately owned Lancaster in Lincolnshire, is undergoing inspections to get her flying as well. There are at least 2 or 3 other Lancasters where the owners have long term plans to get them flying again.
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Bluescaster



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All,

A really interesting post this one!  More flying Mossies and Lancs!! :-)  sounds great - the more the merrier!

Regards,
Blue


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