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What Cockpit? MK V

Old 14th May 2007, 16:48
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Maybe the Hawker Hart Trainer
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A quick one to tide you over. Mel is not allowed to do this one.
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Old 14th May 2007, 17:10
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Reminds me of Thunderbird 2 Wrong colour, though.
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Old 14th May 2007, 17:15
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Apparently the Avro Avian IVA in which Sir Charles Kingsford Smith broke the London-Darwin record was later used by Guy Lambton Menzies the Australian aviator when he undertook the first solo trans-Tasman flight, from Sydney, Australia to the West Coast of New Zealand, on 7 January 1931. It was Menzies who renamed the aircraft to the "Southern Cross Junior". Fearing he might be denied permission for the flight, Menzies informed the authorities and his family that he was flying to Perth. Instead, he left Sydney at 1 am on January 7th, 1931, and headed for Blenheim, New Zealand. Poor weather forced Menzies off course, and after 11 hours and 45 minutes he crash-landed upside-down in the La Fontaine Swamp near Hari Hari on New Zealand's west coast. Despite the unfortunate landing, he had broken Smith and Ulm's time by 2 hours.The aircraft was then shipped back to Sydney but is reported to have crashed on the 12th April 1931and I believe written off.
IndiaFour Two asked:- Is that an original Avro panel or was it custom fitted for Kingsford-Smith? Except for the compass, it has a very US look to it.
I personally am unable to answer that question, I should imagine it was a custom built panel to suit Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith. Can anyone advise?
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Old 14th May 2007, 17:17
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Douglas DC 8?
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As requested I will stand down on this one. Please check PMs.
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Old 14th May 2007, 18:10
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Thanks Mel, I knew that as it is in your back garden you would know what it was. Not a DC8, and sadly very unique.
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Old 14th May 2007, 18:58
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It'll be the Avro Ashton then at Newark
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Old 14th May 2007, 19:41
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Unique, yes, but very similar to Avro Canada's C-102 Jetliner, the cockpit of which is all that remains, and it is on display at Canada's National Museum of Flight in Ottawa.
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Old 14th May 2007, 20:53
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Kitbag has it, for it is the last remains of the Avro Ashton, descendent of the 1945 Avro Tudor.

Only the fuselage remains and it is kept in open storage; Not conducive to longevity.
The Ashton was a jet powered taildragger, whereas the very similar Avro Canada had 'conventional' undercarriage for an aeroplane of this size.
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Old 14th May 2007, 21:01
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Question

Does anyone have a picture of the Inside of the Ashton coclpit. I've been looking for this (among others) for ages.
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I have to go to Cranwell on Jun 5 so will try and get one if nobody comes up with one meanwhile. I got the museum in question their pretty red Wessex nose door a few years ago so I am sure a little payback would not go amiss. It is not open to the public normally.
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Old 14th May 2007, 21:15
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TVM. This is a little more recent:

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Old 14th May 2007, 21:35
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Avro Ashton Cockpit

I have a copy of a photograph of the cockpit of an Avro Ashton Mk1. I could publish it or leave it for a later quiz.How do people feel?
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Old 14th May 2007, 21:47
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NDN1 Firecracker?

Re the Ashton pic.. prefer you save it for a later quiz.
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Old 14th May 2007, 22:24
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Windriver has it one!


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Old 14th May 2007, 22:55
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I happened to recognise it, but there can`t be that many modern aircraft of that class with a piston engine. There's a Firecracker still active at a US Test Pilots School I believe.

On a more gentle note.. I came across this today..


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DH95 Flamingo.

Open house if I'm right.
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DH95 Flamingo. The first all metal aircraft from de Havilland.


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Old 15th May 2007, 08:34
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"The Ashton was a jet powered taildragger,"
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