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Timo Starkloff10/12/2019 20:22:28
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alan p11/12/2019 23:09:32
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Hi Timo

Good to see you still progressing Mine is stalled at painting, side tracked doing a Hutson Lysander Kit will probably end up painting both together.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Yeargiftstar.

Timo Starkloff30/12/2019 14:45:56
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Hello Alan, post a picture of your Whirlwind when it's painted! The Lysander is interesting, too. I once saw it flying at Old Warden.

I worked further on wings and tail. Ailerons are easy and accurate to cut out with a sharp knife first, and then the ribs with a Japanese saw.

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Timo Starkloff30/12/2019 14:47:59
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It took quiet some time to measure all important angles and glue in the elevator tubes.

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Timo Starkloff30/12/2019 14:50:40
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Time to put everything together again

Not easy to build the Whirlwind, but it is a great looking design from Teddy Petter!

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Timo Starkloff30/12/2019 14:55:03
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Another great book and part of the Whirlwind story, the autobiography from Harald Penrose, test pilot at Westland Aircraft. Once again writtenvery nice in his unique style and full of exciting stories. Another small story about flying the Whirlwind I found in the book "Dangerous skys" from A. E. Clouston.

Best wishes and a Happy New Year to everyone,
Timo

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Ron Gray30/12/2019 15:12:31
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Nearly there Timo, keep up the good (excellent) work!

Happy New Year to you too.

Ron

Danny Fenton30/12/2019 16:27:40
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Really looking great, well done

Cheers

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Timo Starkloff12/01/2020 20:49:12
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Nearly there for covering the first parts, yes. But many items on the list afterwards with much equipment on board!

More work done on the tail. Starts looking very good now

A small job is the camera and empty shell housing below the wing. Maybe I attach them with magnets for easier transport.

And during marking the canopy model I recognised a mistake at the front. Not too late for changes so I added some filler.

Timo

PS: I got some information from Chris Hayward concerning the "Whirlwind Figher Project" for rebuilding a 1:1 plane for museum. I prepare his informations and pictures and publish them the next days. Exciting story!

http://www.whirlwindfighterproject.co.uk/

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Timo Starkloff12/01/2020 20:52:23
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