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4th Aug 2003, 03:56
I was lucky enough to spend the day at Shuttleworth Military Display today. Does anyone know why the LVG CVI cut short its display?

4th Aug 2003, 06:00
The radiator is non-standard and not effective enough for the engine. The LVG's display is always limited by the length of time to coolant overheat and today it was HOT.

Money was made available to manufacture a new radiator a few years ago, but as the RAF Museum now want the aircraft back - it goes at the end of this season - and given the limited flying time then available, it was judged not to be financially viable to continue with the project. The overheat problem is managed by the pilots by limiting the flight time.


4th Aug 2003, 07:29
Thanks for that Airbedane - thought it might be the radiator, but was curious as the programme had it to display/dogfight with the SE5A/Brisfit & Triplane, but if I remember it correctly, after take off it only performed one flypast before landing agin. Still, as you say it was HOT! Glad to see it in the air one more time, sad that its flying days are nearly over.