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DMB04/02/2011 11:35:03
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Ian S C `s aircraft photos in his album. I note that there is a Harvard in what looks like orange and grey. There are or were, 2 Harvard P6`s at Shoreham A/P, West Sussex. One was painted all over in blue and the other, bright yellow. The shades of blue and yellow could be described as `fairground` colours. I beleve that the blue one is still in use for pleasure flights but not seen the yellow one for a long time. An ex - RAF friend once told me that the pilots are not allowed to give them full throttle on take off to avoid upsetting nearby residents because the props are so large that the tips would break the sound barrier at full throttle. Always know when one flying over Brighton - the noise! Often hear and later, see, a Chinook flying over the area.
Ian S C05/02/2011 11:06:03
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Hi john, the one in the photo was bought to NZ from outh Africa, but there are a number of Harvards ex RNZAF flying in a number of colours used by the RNZAF ranging from yellow to camoflage, and bare metal. our right about prop noise, but I don't think it detered the airforce here from using full throttle. The base the used them the most was Wigram in Christchurch, and the locals thought it was going to be heaven when the Harvards went out of use, to be replaced by the NZ bui;t Airtrainers with their 210hp Continental engine, but NO they made nearly as much noise, and took nearly twice as long to do a circiut. Ian S C
    There is an aircraft section under the heading "Miscellaneous Models"

Edited By Ian S C on 05/02/2011 11:15:52

Hannes Paling05/02/2011 12:02:02
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The picture is of a South African Harvard, the color is actually silver and red, which fade's and becomes orange. Below the rear wing is a section that has not faded so much, the African sun can be harsh. Hannes
Terryd05/02/2011 14:39:43
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Hi John and Ian,
at the entrance to my local town of Lutterworth there is a scale model of G40 the test bed for the Whittle Jet engine which was developed at Ladywood works in the town. The model is I think 1/3 scale and was erected as an homage to Frank Whittle.
Before the Model was erected some local wags (nothing to do with sports wives) built an aircraft out of wooden boxes which was piloted by one Rupert Bear. It was the proud angle that the Harvard sits which reminded me of the little plane. Unfortunately some local hooligan set fire to the model before I could get a better photo, but I have a grainy one which I share below together with a picture of the eventual model G40. They are clickable to see the original.   Spot the difference!
Frank lives!


Best regards

Edited By Terryd on 05/02/2011 14:41:49

Edited By Terryd on 05/02/2011 14:42:35

Ian S C06/02/2011 09:44:10
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Hi Terry, there are three models, one at Farnborough, your one, and one other that i'v forgotten where, they all came of the same mold, and they are full size. The aircraft was small, wing span 29', and length 25' 4". Ian S C
Terryd06/02/2011 13:24:47
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Thanks for that Ian. I always thought that they were to scale.
I watched the guys erecting our model here, it was supposed to be supported by the rear column to represent the jet exhaust.. There is a large base plate welded at the bottom and it was rag bolted into a very large block of concrete cast in situ.
I could have told them it was no go as it was so badly designed and after several attempts they gave up as the bolts kept pulling out etc. They came back several days later with the model and the two side stays you see here. What a load of numpties .
Ian S C07/02/2011 01:49:04
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The origional prototype is in the Science Museum. London. The one at Farnborough is mounted on a concrete obelisk, and the third one is at the Jet Age Museum at Glosester, I think it gets moved around a bit.
There is a model(full size) at the Christchurch Brevet Club, near the entrance of Christchurch airport, of a Spitfire(IX, ithink), that replaces a real Spitfire that was taken down, restored and is fling some where in the world, even up close one would not know it was a model.   Ian S C

Edited By Ian S C on 07/02/2011 01:57:20

John Olsen07/02/2011 08:13:51
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There is a Hurricane on a stand outside the Aviation hangar at Motat (Auckland New Zealand.) i'm not sure but I think it is the real thing.
Ian S C07/02/2011 09:08:28
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John, the Hurricane at Motatis a replica, it has the markings of the aircraft used by C in Cof group 11 Sir Keith Park, after who the aircraft collection is named, Sir Keith was a member of Motat. Ian S C
JasonB26/08/2015 08:02:14
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