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Pilots’ Instrument Panel

To show our recent progress Kev has mounted the pilots instrument panel in a representative position on the cockpit support framework.DSC03133DSC03130DSC03131


Engine Starter Panel Label

The elusive Engine Starter Panel label has now been reproduced thanks to the assistance of Screens and Graphics of Cottenham.DSC03114DSC03122 DSC03124 DSC03123 DSC03126 DSC03125

Pilots’ Seat Harness Adjustment Mechanism

Components  for the pilots’ Sutton harness attachment and adjustment mechanism recently machined.  DSC03111 DSC03113 DSC03112

Brake Handle Progress and Elusive Starter Panel Label

Most recent  addition to the Throttle Box is the Brake Level, yes yellow.  The level was made using a lever loaned from Parham Tower museum as a pattern.

Also a recent visit to the Fenland Museum produced the elusive Starter Panel label plus a rudder pedal with part of the strap still attached, both will now be used as patterns for the project.

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Starter Panel

The engine starter panel is now complete apart from the instruction label which fits on the spring loaded cover.  If anyone has information on the wording on the label please let the Project Team know.  We have photographs with some detail, but not all. DSC02865 DSC02869 DSC02870 DSC02871 DSC02877 DSC02874

Frame 5 and Starter Panel

Recently obtained a section of Frame 5 from below P1 seat.  Also making progress with engine starter panel.DSC02794 DSC02795 DSC02818 DSC02819 DSC02816 DSC02817

Starter Panel Progress

The starter panel is now starting to take shape with the starter button holes drilled and the mounting pillars machined.DSC02785 DSC02786 DSC02787 DSC02790 DSC02792 DSC02793

Elevator and Rudder Controls

The flight deck controls took a small set forward  last week with the assembly of the P1 and P2 elevator interconnecting shaft and rudder pedal interconnecting rod. 

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Godmanchester Bomber Command Veterans Day 25 June 2016

On 25 June the Stirling Project were in attendance at the second Godmanchester Bomber Command Veterans Day arranged byRoger Leivers.  We had the opportunity to meet both veterans and enthusiasts and prompt the project’s activities.  We were also able to present to Donald Jeffs a section of MacRobert’s Reply in which he a flown and a Stirling Mug.

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Flight Deck Progress

Painting of the flight deck seat rails and control columns is nearing completion.  The attached pics show the pilots’ seats and throttle box trial fit assembly.  We also recently took deliver of some of the many required control cable pulleys, these mainly for the trim/fuel system runs in the cockpit coupe.DSC02086 DSC02082 DSC02065 DSC02026 wheels