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Old 11th Jan 2015, 15:37
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Can someone please translate the previous post into English?
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Old 11th Jan 2015, 20:45
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Unlikely - perhaps our friend is still feeling the effects of New Year celebrations...

Nonetheless, since the topic has been bumped up again it's nice to think the AW139 has turned out so well despite (visually anyway) being the granddaughter of the dear old Wobbly.

I know she was a relative disaster, but she paid my mortgage for a number of years when the kids were small, and remains the easiest aircraft I've ever turned spanners on (probably just as well given the 24 engine changes we did on G-OGAS in 2000hrs/2 years!!!!)
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Old 11th Jan 2015, 20:50
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Apologies, Savoia, but for the record the Wobbly had a tin tailboom, not composite (I should know, having spent many hours back there) - the only composite bits I recall were trivia like baggage bay doors and a few cowlings.
Other data appreciated nonetheless
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Old 12th Jan 2015, 09:55
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Coriolis...you're right but the later W30-300 did introduce a lot more composite construction ,including the tail boom before the prototype died on the vine.
Meanwhile I see the ex-Airspur airframe used for training by Petans in Norwich has got a new colour scheme...and a fake tailboom just in case anyone is wondering.
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Old 12th Jan 2015, 12:39
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Interesting - thanks.

Hadn't noticed the colour change on the Petans trainer - there's a big blue tower right in my sightline - maybe we're neighbours?
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Old 12th Jan 2015, 18:34
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oversized shoebox.
Shoebox??? NO, I won't have that Fawlty. That was no shoebox, it was far worse, it was a wardrobe...
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Old 13th Jan 2015, 10:30
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Here's the repaint of the Airspur Westland 30 at Petans, complete with fake reg previously carried on an S76 and referring to "Red Nose Ted" as I recall

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