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pensioners from Lincolnshire have restored a rare WWII Lancaster bomber

Article about: by Gunny Hartmann Yeah, but Merlins were common to both!.. Yeah, and I also had SU carbs on my Mini Cooper years ago !!! I have worked on SU carbs quite alot and I am still amazed they worke

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    Thats the first time I have seen that sad footage

    It just seemed to stall

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Quote by Woolgar View Post
    Thats the first time I have seen that sad footage

    It just seemed to stall

    Nick

    Hi Nick,

    Yes very sad, I grew up with that aircraft, used to be part of every summer, watching and hearing it flying around, the pilot used to do all his training routines around the airfield, we were only half a mile away, the pilot was a great chap although i never met him

    When I worked at the factory when i was younger the Mossy was based in a hanger across the airfield from ours, used to see and hear it most days, it was totally restored in the late 80's and early 90s. Lovely aircraft, my favorite really

    I think in the inquest to the pilots death, a jammed rudder was blamed for the accident, you can just see in the video, he just manages to get control of it but its too late

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    A big well done to the pensioners!..
    A real shame about the Mosquito and of course the pilot!..
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    A big well done to the pensioners!..
    A real shame about the Mosquito and of course the pilot!..
    Yeah Gunny, sorry if i gave the impression i didnt care about the pilot, was sad for both of them

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    Quote by Totenhead View Post
    Yeah Gunny, sorry if i gave the impression i didnt care about the pilot, was sad for both of them
    No need to be sorry mate, i wasn't thinking that at all!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Quote by Woolgar View Post
    Thats the first time I have seen that sad footage

    It just seemed to stall

    Nick
    IIRC the aircraft had entered a wingover maneouvre towards the end of the display and as it reached apogee negative G was responsible for the carburettor in the left engine to fail in some way sending RR299 into a spin. The pilot nearly recovered it in time, he regained control too low and it went in to a small wood near the aerodrome killing him and his engineer.

    The strange thing was I would normally have been at Barton airshow, as I went most years, but only the week before I witnessed Hoof Proudfoot getting killed at Duxford in the P-38 'California Cutie', it upset me enough to cancel Barton that year. In fact, I've never been back. It's hard to believe it was over 16 years ago...
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    Quote by big ned View Post
    IIRC the aircraft had entered a wingover maneouvre towards the end of the display and as it reached apogee negative G was responsible for the carburettor in the left engine to fail in some way sending RR299 into a spin. The pilot nearly recovered it in time, he regained control too low and it went in to a small wood near the aerodrome killing him and his engineer.

    The strange thing was I would normally have been at Barton airshow, as I went most years, but only the week before I witnessed Hoof Proudfoot getting killed at Duxford in the P-38 'California Cutie', it upset me enough to cancel Barton that year. In fact, I've never been back. It's hard to believe it was over 16 years ago...
    Ahh Big Ned, I stand corrected, I may have been thinking of an eye witness report at the time, to be honest not really thought about it since, time flies pardon the pun, all i know is i have missed the sight and sound of it ever since !

    Here is the complete report

    http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources...pdf_501355.pdf

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    The carb modification they mention in the report to stop negative G fuel starvation was Called Miss Shillings orifice shouldn't giggle it's a serious thread!...Miss Shilling's orifice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    The carb modification they mention in the report to stop negative G fuel starvation was Called Miss Shillings orifice shouldn't giggle it's a serious thread!...Miss Shilling's orifice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Interesting, Cheers Gunny

    Sorry for highjacking this thread !!! Its not a Moquito thread !!!

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    Quote by Totenhead View Post
    Interesting, Cheers Gunny

    Sorry for highjacking this thread !!! Its not a Moquito thread !!!
    Yeah, but Merlins were common to both!..
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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