WWII fighter planes

Discussion in 'General foundry chat' started by Peedee, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. rocco

    rocco Silver

    I know the sound. I work at same airport where the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is located, I think a few of their aircraft have Merlins, most notably an airworthy Lancaster, one of only two left, when those four beasts rev up, it's something to behold!
     
  2. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Just don't pee yourself in the cockpit. Lol

    Yea, I'm a bit jealous :p
     
  3. Peedee

    Peedee Silver

    I think I may have wee'd a little bit, my damn phone died so didn't get a video but then again I was enjoying myself too much anyway.

    I should get a flight with the test pilot soon, why use sand bags as ballast when you have maniac human prepared to step in? Hell if we crash on the test what a way to go :)
     
  4. Peedee

    Peedee Silver

    I think my next job will be an arthritic librairian. Trust me to be the only non-fat Bstd on the team that fit his arms through rediculous holes in a wing and finger tip hold a rivet block in place! Two hours and two 'impossible rivets' blocked and the cheese heads look better than the ones that were easy :) now to fit a 30 gallon fuel tank in the wing..........
     
  5. Peedee

    Peedee Silver

  6. GTS225

    GTS225 Copper

    Hmmmm. Sounds a little like job security.
     
  7. Peedee

    Peedee Silver

    Having spent most of the morning retrieving nuts and tools with a magnet on a piece of wire I'm not sure I want to play anymore :(
     
  8. Melterskelter

    Melterskelter Gold Banner Member

    18 years of volunteer restoration work in the soup last weekend. This would be hard to take!



    Denis
     
  9. ddmckee54

    ddmckee54 Copper

    It doesn't have Merlins...

    But if you want to spend a couple of hours drooling over restoration photos, check out the Mid Atlantic Air Museum's P-61 restoration. http://www.maam.org/p61.html They recovered it off the side of a mountain about 30 years ago and are restoring it to flying condition. It's still very much a work in progress, but they are getting closer to wheels up time.

    Don
     
  10. Peedee

    Peedee Silver

    I'll look at the links after work, thanks.

    I've vocally slagged off 'however' it was that used a drift to knock out the old rivets on the leading edge (bent brackets) and looking back 4 months I'm not so sure it wasn't me! Oops. I'll hold my hands up today and see if anyone can remember ;)

    EDIT: looked back through my notes and it wasn't me! :)
     
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  11. Peedee

    Peedee Silver

    Well the program aired and it was actually quite a good production, whilst I make brief appearances in the back ground (I hid for most of it, who knows how many dates from the 1980's will claim their child is mine, well not that many but better to be safe;)
     
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  12. Peedee

    Peedee Silver

    Such fun, my hands are big but long so they fit through holes in ribs but my arms are too short to do anything other than a balancing act with a block. More drill-outs.

    I'm enquiring about a bit of shop space next door... not sure what I'll do with it but hey, nothing ventured...
     
  13. Peedee

    Peedee Silver

    Well, the two-seater departs from us next week to it's normal home flying old farts with bundles of cash on white knuckle 'pleasure' flights. I'm hoping to be a substitute for the sand bags on the test flights (What better way to go than thinking about that last split pin you put in ;) )

    On to finishing the MK1, I'm going to request he crashes that stbd this time, if I ever see the port wing naked again I may have a breakdown. :)
     

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