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Spice Cat09/06/2012 21:14:17
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Has anyone modelled one of these??

Tony Bennett09/06/2012 21:19:31
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oh dear not another plane for me to build. wink

Simon Chaddock09/06/2012 21:31:29
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Four props, acres of room inside, plenty of wing area and you dont have to bother about retracts!

Pete B - Moderator09/06/2012 21:43:20
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Thanks for a real memory-jerker, SC. I well-remember often seeing this particular aircraft trundling around the Farnborough and Aldershot skies in the 60's when it was an RAE test-bed.

I even had a chance, as an Air Scout, to crawl over it when the RAE had an Open Day around 1967 and our Scout Leader, who worked at RAE, managed to get the Troop in for a visit.

Never occurred to us at the time that all these beautiful aircraft would inevitably disappear from the skies........

I'm very pleased to learn it was saved and if I'm ever in the Beverley area I'll be sure to look it up!thumbs up


Tim C09/06/2012 21:52:26
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273 photos

Ivan Pettigrew has plans for the Beverley, there are several build threads over on RCgroups for the Beverley


Check out most recent picture here


Edited By 35mhz on 09/06/2012 21:53:05

Alwyn Gee09/06/2012 21:59:31
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Hi All

This aircraft was almost lost again when the Army Museum at Beverley had to close due to it's own roof becoming unsafe and no funds to repair it. The aircraft was eventually bought in 2005 by Fort Paull Museum on the outskirts of Hull where I understand it is again on display. The next time I get back to the town of my birth I must visit this piece of history. I've not seen one in the flesh so to speak since leaving the then Hawker Siddeley Aviation at Brough in the late 60s When you stand underneath one of these aeroplanes you would not believe it could get off the ground empty far less that it could take eight doulble deck busses inside and still have room for troops in the rear boom. Awesome!!!!


Edited By Alwyn Gee on 09/06/2012 22:01:11

Ken Webster09/06/2012 22:03:27
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Chris Golds did a plan that was published by Traplet many years ago. From memory it was around 72 inches and used 4 speed 400 motors. I've probably got the article if it is of interest.

The other plan that I am aware of is by Ivan Pettigrew (see **LINK**). It is 125 inch wing span and uses 4 speed 600 geared motors. There are a number of youtube videos which show it flying well.


Simon Chaddock09/06/2012 22:31:32
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It is at Fort Paull (You can easily see it in Google satellite view)

It is of course now very close to the sea - I hope they can keep corosion at bay. Its the only one left.

Edited By Simon Chaddock on 09/06/2012 22:32:06

Alan Cantwell09/06/2012 23:41:01
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Sad thing is, brough, where it was built, is on the way to closure, with its only product going to warton, and the sands of time are even running out for warton, nice to see it still in one piece though, i thought it had been broken up

malcolm woodcock 109/06/2012 23:45:47
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My brother bought me the Chris Gold plan a couple of years ago and now I just have to reduce my committments to give me enough time to build it.

Romeo Whisky10/06/2012 07:15:30
727 forum posts
205 photos

There also used to be an ex-Army Air Corps DH Beaver at that Leconfield Museum - anyone know where that is now?

Mike Rolls10/06/2012 07:51:03
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22 photos

Just looked it up via Google maps - brings back memories. We had occasional visits from Beverleys at Marham (this was '56-58) which we christened 'heavily beverly' - even made the Valiants look slim!


Mowerman10/06/2012 09:05:43
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105 photos

I remember many years ago there was a large i.c model of the Beverley displayed at the Sandown show. I think it was built by someone in the Esher club.

Anyone else remember this?

Reno Racer10/06/2012 11:47:34
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168 photos

I remember it well from holidays and visits to the East Coast in the late 80s. Holidaying in Hornsea (do they still have Hornsea Pottery?). Great Museum back then and always liked a visit to see the Beverley (as a teenage aspiring to be RAF pilot at that point).

Reno Racer10/06/2012 11:50:03
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168 photos

Just noticed the Hunter now 'living' alongside the Beverley. Of course ideally, they should have a Bucanner instead!

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