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Author:  Newsbot [ Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:46 am ]
Post subject:  Hamilton's Lancaster bomber hopes to be airborne again Wedne

Title: Hamilton's Lancaster bomber hopes to be airborne again Wednesday
Category: History
Posted By: Hyack
Date: 2014-09-02 17:58:21
Canadian

Author:  DrCaleb [ Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:46 am ]
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Still, an incredible sight!

Author:  DrCaleb [ Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:47 am ]
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Image

They've been 'loaned' two British built Merlin engines, but the plane takes the US built ones. They are still adapting the engine to work and hope it will be up soon.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-li ... e-29026411

Author:  Regina [ Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:55 am ]
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Read another story this morning that said all is good and they're ready to put the prop back on. The other great thing about this is that donations to the Canadian Lanc have soared from the British since this happened.

Author:  Jabberwalker [ Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:04 pm ]
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There are probably hundreds of old Rolls Royce mechanics in the UK, falling over each other to help with those Merlin engines.

the plane takes the US built ones.

Yeah. I guess that the Packard Merlins would be more rare over there. The Mustangs used those.

Author:  Hyack [ Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:43 pm ]
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Everything came together as planned and she's back in the air.... [B-o]

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/canadian-lancaster-back-in-u-k-air-after-engine-repair-1.2754545

Author:  PluggyRug [ Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:25 pm ]
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Magic stuff, the sound of 4 Merlins is awesome.

Author:  Jabberwalker [ Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:23 pm ]
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PluggyRug wrote:
Magic stuff, the sound of 4 Merlins is awesome.


She flies over our house quite regularly. My wife's grandfather was an electrical engineer at A,V. Roe, brought in from Scotland to work on that very aircraft ... and a few hundred others like her.

Author:  PluggyRug [ Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:20 pm ]
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Jabberwalker wrote:
PluggyRug wrote:
Magic stuff, the sound of 4 Merlins is awesome.


She flies over our house quite regularly. My wife's grandfather was an electrical engineer at A,V. Roe, brought in from Scotland to work on that very aircraft ... and a few hundred others like her.


Good memories.

Back in another lifetime I worked at Avro's, Greengate, Chadderton on wing stress test components for the Avro Vulcan.

http://www.engineering-timelines.com/sc ... asp?id=997

Author:  Jabberwalker [ Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:25 pm ]
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My wife's grandfather ended up working on Lancastrians, then the Avro Jetliner, The CF-100 Canuck, The Avrocar, The Arrow, of course ... then Mercury, Gemini and Apollo, of course.

Florida is a long way from Edinburgh.

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