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Postby 10680 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:52 am

Couldn't find a specific topic on this, so started one.

Just seen this on BBC website. Exciting times.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-li ... e-20794398
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Re: Just Jane restoration

Postby Sooty655 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:14 pm

It is here in Restoration and Preservation News.
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Re: Just Jane restoration

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:17 pm

And what a very good place it is too! ;)
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Re: Just Jane restoration

Postby 10680 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:30 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:And what a very good place it is too! ;)


I was looking for Just Jane not NX611 :(
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Re: Just Jane restoration

Postby Hazzer111 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:02 pm

10680 wrote:
Xplumberlives wrote:And what a very good place it is too! ;)


I was looking for Just Jane not NX611 :(


It is nx611 "just Jane" THEY ARE THE SAME!!!!

http://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/history/ ... caster.htm
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Re: Just Jane restoration

Postby RLN » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:30 pm

Never mind, numbery one. I can't remember my car registration, let alone aircraft registrations. I'm so glad that we've established that they are one and the same. However, I'll stick with Just Jane - easier. :D
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Re: Just Jane restoration

Postby 10680 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:53 pm

Hazzer111 wrote:
10680 wrote:
Xplumberlives wrote:And what a very good place it is too! ;)


I was looking for Just Jane not NX611 :(


It is nx611 "just Jane" THEY ARE THE SAME!!!!

http://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/history/ ... caster.htm


I know.
I searched for Just Jane and couldn't find a topic. 8-|
The name Just Jane isn't mentioned in that topic. If I had searched for NX611 I would have found that topic but not others on Just Jane.

I am now going to lie down in a darkened room.

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Re: Just Jane restoration

Postby Dan4th » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:01 pm

Engines- Four Rolls-Royce Merlin 24 engines (1640Hp each)


The "Two" prefix to the model number
indicates Packard-built Merlins on the
Mk. VII Lanc.

The underside turret was also built in
the USA by Martin Aircraft with Browning
guns installed....

The props are also probably Hamilton
Standard units....

Just setting the record straight and
very proud my country had a part in
building Just Jane :)

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Re: Just Jane restoration

Postby Hazzer111 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:06 pm

Why is the bbc only botherd about it being in doctor who?
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Re: Just Jane restoration

Postby Ramshornvortex » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:07 pm

The underside turret


???
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Re: Just Jane restoration

Postby Dan4th » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:52 pm

Ramshornvortex wrote:
The underside turret
???


Whoops :ymblushing: !

Please pardon my Murkin Ignorance......

I mean of course the DORSAL Turret :)

Due to increased weight, they had to
move it slightly forward on the Mk. VII
Lancaster....

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Re: Just Jane restoration

Postby Mayfly » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:31 am

T'was on the BBC Breakfast news this morning. :ymapplause:
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Re: Just Jane restoration

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:27 pm

Just seen it on News 24 (I read last night on Twitter it was going to be on and then I still went and missed it ~x( :)) ).

Really nice piece :ymapplause:

As excited as I am about her flying (and trust me I'm VERY excited :D ).
I still can't see it happening for a while (hope to be proven wrong though ;) :D ). Never mind the time it's going to take for the actual renovation (or what ever it's called).

What about that year long waiting list for people who are waiting to go on taxi rides?
Or will they just give refunds I wonder.

At some point they are going to have to say, we're not taking any more bookings till such and such a time. Then will be the time to get really excited :D
That's my opinion anyway :D

It'll be interesting to see how they do do the renovation, she's a big part of the Lincolnshire Aviation Centre (obviously), will it make much of a difference to their events and the general museum, her being out of action for how ever many months it's going to take.
I suppose people will go, if only to see the progress.
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Re: Just Jane restoration

Postby Hazzer111 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:53 pm

Hihonyr8811 wrote:Just seen it on News 24 (I read last night on Twitter it was going to be on and then I still went and missed it ~x( :)) ).

Really nice piece :ymapplause:

As excited as I am about her flying (and trust me I'm VERY excited :D ).
I still can't see it happening for a while (hope to be proven wrong though ;) :D ). Never mind the time it's going to take for the actual renovation (or what ever it's called).

What about that year long waiting list for people who are waiting to go on taxi rides?
Or will they just give refunds I wonder.

At some point they are going to have to say, we're not taking any more bookings till such and such a time. Then will be the time to get really excited :D
That's my opinion anyway :D

It'll be interesting to see how they do do the renovation, she's a big part of the Lincolnshire Aviation Centre (obviously), will it make much of a difference to their events and the general museum, her being out of action for how ever many months it's going to take.
I suppose people will go, if only to see the progress.

How about changing taxy rides into flying experiences :D
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Re: Just Jane restoration

Postby RLN » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:14 pm

Hazzer, that would be very nice, but I'm sure the CAA will have a different opinion.
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Re: Just Jane restoration

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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Dee » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:14 am

I had a vociferous convo on the phone last night with a Lancaster fan...Told me 558 had been grounded for good ~x( [-x and that soon 3 lancs would be gracing the air this year!!?? To which i replied what a load of B****X..He had obviously read about Just Jane( correct me if im wrong but i doubt she will fly this year?!) and they are flying the other one over the pond to join the Airshow circuit this summer? Bullpoo i say!! :YMDEVIL: :YMDEVIL:
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:03 am

Dee

I would rate your understanding of the matter far better than your callers.

558 flies this year.

Just Jane will be several years in the readying.

And as much as I would like to see tha Canadian Lanc over here in Europe she's not flyable at the moment.

Ring him back and ask if he'll accept a bet of £1000 that three Lancs won't be in the air over the UK this year, I'll put up the money! ;)

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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Dougs » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:14 pm

i asked the guys in canada last time i visited about it flying over to the uk, they said it would almost be impossible due to their comitments and the FI on the lanc not to mention the obvious question "WHY?" its a bit like asking the Vulcan guys to send 558 over to the US. :)
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Ray C » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:12 pm

Dougs wrote:i asked the guys in canada last time i visited about it flying over to the uk, they said it would almost be impossible due to their comitments and the FI on the lanc not to mention the obvious question "WHY?" its a bit like asking the Vulcan guys to send 558 over to the US. :)
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Hazzer111 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:21 pm

I doubt the yanks would even care about the vulcan :(
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Mayfly » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:23 pm

We had Don Schofield the 'then' Lanc captain [he may still be] stay with us when DT was on BBMF with a view to flying the Canadian Lanc over here.

The will was certainly there BUT it was the financially cost of doing so that made it a non starter and it would cost much more now!
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Dee » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:45 am

Also having visited East Kirkby, surely there isnt enough runway for her to take off? And to get her Airworthy duzn't she have to be stripped down like 558 was?!
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Re: Just Jane restoration

Postby Mayfly » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:26 am

Don't know for sure but I am led to believe that the runway will be realigned and work is in progress.

One thing is for sure the Pantons will not have over looked any problem the runway may or not pose.
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Re: Just Jane restoration

Postby 10680 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:01 pm

Mayfly wrote:Don't know for sure but I am led to believe that the runway will be realigned and work is in progress.

One thing is for sure the Pantons will not have over looked any problem the runway may or not pose.


I thought I had read, heard (imagined?) that more of the old runway had been (was going to be) bought.
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