Restoration of Auster VX123 (part II)


Restoration of Auster VX123 (part II) …… As reported previously, we were donated the Auster fuselage and wings which were in poor condition. The fuselage was bead blasted and etch primed by a local firm.  See Previous Auster Restoration ”…

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Restoration of Whirlwind XR485


Restoration of Whirlwind XR485 ….. Following on from the restoration of Javelin XH892, the paint team of Peter and Gwen moved onto the repainting of our Whirlwind helicopter.  The paint on the helicopter was showing signs of distress, especially the…

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Restoration of Javelin XH892 (part II)


Restoration of Javelin XH892 (part II) ……… Following on from the earlier article on the restoration of this aircraft, Peter Nobbs and Gwen Jackson with help from David Wright have taken most of the summer repainting our Gloster Javelin.  It…

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Benson B.7 Autogyro Restoration


Benson B.7 Autogyro Restoration ………….. Our Benson B.7 Autogyro is currently being restored by our youngest volunteer. Natasha has stripped down the aircraft and is currently restoring the individual parts and painting them prior to rebuilding it and putting it…

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Restoration of Auster VX123


Auster AOP.6/T.10 VX123 ………….. Last year we received by donation the incomplete remains of Auster AOP.6/T.10 VX123 – ex Army Air Corps; it had been converted to a Beagle Terrier as G-ARLP. John Self is team leader on the project…

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Two From One .. How to build a Spitfire


How to build a Spitfire ………….. Some years ago, I purchased a large number of crates full of Spitfire fuselage components; these were discarded when TD248, a MkXVl, was restored to airworthy condition, having been an RAF station gate guard for…

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Restoration of Javelin XH892


Restoration of Javelin XH982 ………… The Javelin aircraft XH892 is now undergoing restoration with the Paint Team have sanded down, and primed the aircraft.  The Team are now applying the top coat and the finishing touches to the aircraft. Weather…

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Restoration of Hurricane P3708


Restoration of Hurricane P3708 …………..   The two 9 ft long main spars which form the core of the Hurricane’s centre section have now been fabricated. P3708’s original spars were completely destroyed when the aircraft was lost so these spars…

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