Restoration of Whirlwind XR485 (part II)


Restoration of Whirlwind XR485 (Completion) ….. Hurrah re the Westland Whirlwind, the paint team have now completed the restoration painting. Pictures of the completion are below and a full gallery of images can be found by following the green link…

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Bensen B.7 Autogyro Restoration (part II)


The view from this side of the vinegar!! Over the summer I have had the great pleasure….with a little blood (well many scrapes and bruises), sweat (some of that was heavy), but no tears, of restoring the Bensen B7 Autogyro…

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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


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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