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AVRO Lancaster FM212 Mark 10P

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:07 am
by JamesKlingbile
My colleagues and I are restoring a 1945 AVRO Lancaster Bomber MK X to current day flight standards.

Our website is:
http://www.ch2a.ca

Our Facebook pages are:

Canadian Historical Aircraft Association
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canadian ... 0798616752

and

Lancaster FM212 Restoration
https://www.facebook.com/groups/75034966975/

Re: advertisement (of sorts)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:19 am
by Dan4th
Hi James!

We were just speaking about your Lanc the other day!

http://www.iconicaircraft.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5887

Welcome to Iconic Aircraft!

Dan4th

Re: advertisement (of sorts)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:29 am
by Xplumberlives
Welcome aboard Jamie, looking forward to some more updates!

Dave

Re: advertisement (of sorts)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:28 am
by Dan4th
Wait a second.............

Is yours another Canadian Lanc?

I didn't know there were TWO!

Looking forward to hearing more!

Danf.

Re: advertisement (of sorts)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:01 am
by JamesKlingbile
There are a good 7+ Lancasters here in Canada :)

Ours is FM212 which was redesigned postwar as a prototype photo reconnaissance/mapmaker, did search and rescue/maritime work, worked as a trainer, and many other jobs in her lifetime.

Our old gal retired with 8069.5 hours from 1945 to 1962.


All in all, the structural restoration work, and the tours we give, are definitely the best parts of this type of work.

Re: advertisement (of sorts)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:15 pm
by Dan4th
What I didn't know is that there is a second
Lancaster being readied for flight :ymapplause:

What's your timeline?

Danf.

Re: advertisement (of sorts)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:26 pm
by Gaz
Interesting stuff!

Re: advertisement (of sorts)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:41 pm
by Jigsaw
Very interesting indeed.

Welcome to Iconic. The best of luck with your project. Updates/pictures would be most appreciated if you have the time ;)

Re: advertisement (of sorts)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:08 pm
by Cluny
Just to let you all know , ive moved this from the Military section to the restoration section by request ;)

Re: advertisement (of sorts)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:39 pm
by Lucas1860

Re: AVRO Lancaster FM212 Mark 10P

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:48 pm
by JamesKlingbile
It's a tricky answer for us, while we are readying it for flight, and every single component is being done to current day flight standards, we are also not necessarily 'going to' fly it, but we want to have that option available to us when we finish it, because if we go the other route, well then we don't have that option :)

Timeline: Funding and volunteers, the two things that can make it or break it. Presently, we think a good 10 years considering our minimal volunteer base remains steady, and our income also remains steady.

With increased funding, everything moves faster!

James


Dan4th wrote:What I didn't know is that there is a second
Lancaster being readied for flight :ymapplause:

What's your timeline?

Danf.

Re: AVRO Lancaster FM212 Mark 10P

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:09 am
by Dan4th
With increased funding, everything moves faster!


You Canadians are So Subtle!!! :p :p :p

Danf.

Re: AVRO Lancaster FM212 Mark 10P

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:33 am
by JamesKlingbile
We have our moments ;)

We have a few other aircraft as well, currently we are building (from scratch) a brand new, 1948-ish DeHavilland Mosquito. All being done using the original blueprints.

We also actively fly our 1941 Boeing Stearman, and our two DeHavilland Chipmunks. It's all good fun, with all those necessary serious moments thrown in for good measure.



Dan4th wrote:
With increased funding, everything moves faster!


You Canadians are So Subtle!!! :p :p :p

Danf.

Re: AVRO Lancaster FM212 Mark 10P

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:30 am
by Mayfly
JamesKlingbile wrote:We have our moments ;)

We have a few other aircraft as well, currently we are building (from scratch) a brand new, 1948-ish DeHavilland Mosquito. All being done using the original blueprints.

We also actively fly our 1941 Boeing Stearman, and our two DeHavilland Chipmunks. It's all good fun, with all those necessary serious moments thrown in for good measure.



Dan4th wrote:
With increased funding, everything moves faster!


You Canadians are So Subtle!!! :p :p :p

Danf.



Now that I do find interesting, :ymapplause: I have seen the builds in NZ of both the Avspecs and Glynn Powells mozzie and the controversy that a possible new build caused on fora over here when it was muted some are are wanting to build from scratch.

Any photos status reports gratefully accepted.

Re: AVRO Lancaster FM212 Mark 10P

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:41 pm
by MOD
Thanks James and welcome. ;) Make yourself at home.

As Mayfly says some photos would be well received.


Mod

Re: AVRO Lancaster FM212 Mark 10P

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:38 pm
by Ducati Boy
JamesKlingbile wrote:We have our moments ;)

We have a few other aircraft as well, currently we are building (from scratch) a brand new, 1948-ish DeHavilland Mosquito. All being done using the original blueprints.

We also actively fly our 1941 Boeing Stearman, and our two DeHavilland Chipmunks. It's all good fun, with all those necessary serious moments thrown in for good measure.



Dan4th wrote:
With increased funding, everything moves faster!


You Canadians are So Subtle!!! :p :p :p

Danf.

See you lot I said it could be done, hope I get to see it before I cash in my chips. :)