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Cliff Bastow01/12/2019 21:14:15
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I am considering one of these as my next project.

Does anyone have any experience of them please?

Trevor Crook01/12/2019 22:20:12
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My father in law converted the smaller TN Lancaster to a York a few years ago. It flew once, with my son at the helm, and seemed ok on 4 geared 400 brushed motors. It lost a bit of power after a couple of minutes so it was landed without incident. Turns out that one of the inner gearboxes had failed, so it had carried on flying on 3 brushed motors.

He hasn't persevered with it, but I'm sure it would fly really well on a brushless setup. I imagine Tony used the same wing design for the York as for the Lanc, so it should fly the same as our conversion.

Cliff Bastow31/12/2019 13:48:23
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Well just pushed the go button and ordered the kit from Tony so waiting patiently for it to be delivered!

Ray Wood 431/12/2019 15:36:45
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Hi Cliff

Keep us posted with your build, I think the York At Duxford is in the Danair livery always fancied one 😀

Regards Ray

Robert Parker31/12/2019 16:09:21
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Hi Cliff,

Will be watching this one.

I once built Tony's original Lancaster and fly it on the brushless set up, my Lanc tipped the scales just over the upper weight and it flies like a trainer. There are a lot of similarities between the two models.

Regards

Robert

Cliff Bastow31/12/2019 17:10:50
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Thanks guys, will keep you posted.

Ray I have seen the one at Duxford and quite fancy the Dan Air scheme.

I have wondered if I did it in a camouflage scheme would it be possible to make the wings interchangeable and then build a fuselage for a Lancaster so I could use the wings on both models?

Maybe a bit ambitious, better just stick to the York.

Cliff Bastow31/12/2019 17:12:56
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What with this and my Connie I seem to be developing a bit of a thing for 4 engine models with triple tails!

Ray Wood 431/12/2019 19:33:28
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Hi Cliff.

Always have a soft spot for Dan Air since we first flew on one of their 727's for our honeymoon to Ibiza in 1977

My dad flew to Aden in a York in 1944 was shocked at how much the wings flexed up & down !!

Regards Ray

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Cliff Bastow07/01/2020 15:44:53
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My wife has messaged me to say a large parcel has arrived for me. I must say that is good service considering Tony quotes up to 28 days for delivery and also I ordered between Xmas and new year!

Cannot wait to get home from work now. Roll on 7 pm.

Cliff Bastow07/01/2020 16:00:31
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She just sent me this picture.

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Edited By Cliff Bastow on 07/01/2020 16:03:33

Ray Wood 407/01/2020 19:36:46
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Hi Cliff,

Looks like Christmas again 😀

Regards Ray

Cliff Bastow07/01/2020 21:00:55
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First impressions, plans are nicely drawn and contain lots of useful information. Wood selection is ok and the parts seem nicely cut and accurate so really looking forward to getting started.

Cliff Bastow19/01/2020 18:57:11
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I have finally managed some free time to make a start. A couple of nights work has seen the basic fuselage together. It certainly is a box shape!

I was a little unsure about the pre formed nose cone, I expected it to be oversize and fitted on the outside in ARTF style which is something I am not keen on but actually slightlu undersize so that the fuselage can be nicely blended in to it. Very clever.

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Cliff Bastow19/01/2020 18:57:45
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Cliff Bastow19/01/2020 19:02:22
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So far it has gone together nicely and the parts are accurately cut. Now I have a lot of shaping and sanding on the fuselage corners to do.

Tony Harrison 220/01/2020 16:25:12
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Posted by Ray Wood 4 on 31/12/2019 19:33:28:

Hi Cliff.

Always have a soft spot for Dan Air since we first flew on one of their 727's for our honeymoon to Ibiza in 1977

My dad flew to Aden in a York in 1944 was shocked at how much the wings flexed up & down !!

Regards Ray

Edited By Ray Wood 4 on 31/12/2019 19:59:45

Never looked into the York, except for seeing one on display - was that at Duxford, or is there another example somewhere like Cosford or Hendon? Lovely aircraft - I hadn't realised they were around as early as 1944. It's actually the first aircraft type I ever flew in, but that was in 1953 so I remember nothing about whether the wings flexed or not, or anything else! It was an RAF 'plane, Egypt to UK via Malta (overnight stay, engine trouble my Mum tells me) and Marseilles.

rgds Tony

Ray Wood 420/01/2020 16:45:30
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Hi Tony,

Yes apparently they entered service in May 43 with 24 Squadron at Northolt, my Dad was an RAF met man, not much to report on in Aden I guess, he built model gliders which flew off over the desert never to be seen again, hence my life long interest in aeroplanes.

Regards Ray

Cliff Bastow22/02/2020 12:30:29
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I have made good progress on the build and could not resist a posed picture to see what she will look like,

Sorry about lack of build pics but I have had phone issues! Also I cant work out why pictures are coming out on there side?

I am very impressed with the quality of the kit and how it builds. Well done Tony.

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Martian22/02/2020 14:37:51
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Looking good Cliff good progress i will be following

Ray Wood 422/02/2020 14:59:19
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Hi Cliff,

Glad see your progressing well, many suggestions about the side way photos!! Try laying on the floor !?? 😀

Regards Ray

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