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

Pilots’ seat harness adjustment – new buys

The pilots’ seat harness adjustment mechanism took a step further recently with the production of some of the components that make up these items.  The picture shows the mounting blocks, spring sleeves and spring retaining blanks. 

Recent purchases have included an auto pilot Mk 4 gyro, Flight Engineer’s station fuel cock levers and bomb release relays.

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Throttle Box / Coupe / P2 Rudder Pedal Progress

New Year has started with more steady progress, all 4 throttle box cam sets now fitted, thanks to Cambridge Precision for their manufacture.  Kev’s professional skills came to the fore by assembly of the base for the cockpit coupe jig and the 2nd Pilot’s rudder pedal set came a step closer to assembly.

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P2 Rudder assembly progress

Initial Assembly of Rudder Pedals

Saturday 19 December saw the initial assembly of the first set of rudder pedals.


Throttle Box Progress

Steady progress with the Throttle Box build includes addition of Friction Device Star Wheel produced by Laser Prototypes Europe Ltd of Belfast.  This is a Alumid resin aluminium composite produced from an original drawing.

Also fitted are the throttle lever cam supports which have been machined from solid by Cambridge Precision Ltd of St Neots Cambridgeshire, these were yet another complex component part of the throttle box which required much thought in their  production.

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Project Update – 2 Nov 15

Dear all

Some more progress to report:

Thanks to SAPA Profiles UK, who kindly donated the time and materials, we now have sufficient lengths of special extrusion for the outer bomb bay keel structure. These are aysmmetrical ‘U’ section channel which attaches to the bottom of the bomb frames and which the outer bomb doors are attached. These are an integral part of the bomb bay structure without which we cannot proceed to the build stage.