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Offline tom osselton

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Lancaster starting
« on: July 02, 2019, 02:21:57 PM »
Hereís a Lancaster firing up itís Merlinís at the Nanton Air Museum in Alberta.


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Re: Lancaster starting
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2019, 03:18:46 PM »
Awesome video Tom, its great to an see old bird cleaning her lungs.

I was lucky enough to work at AVRO, Chadderton in Manchester [73-78] where the Lancaster was designed and built.

I have some of the original dyeline prints of the bouncing bomb version [your bird] and also the 10 ton Tirpitz bomb carrier.

Every summer there was an air display and the Battle of Britain flight would always land a few days early and I had to find an excuse to go to Woodford (in S Manchester as they had a runway) to have a good look at the planes.
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Re: Lancaster starting
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2019, 05:00:11 PM »
There's something about the resonances of those 4 glorious V12s that, when at full chat, makes such an amazing awe inspiring sound, it gives me goosebumps down my spine whenever I hear it. And if you're lucky enough to see a few multi-Merlin-engined planes at the same time in the same place, it just gets even better. It must have been a noise to strike terror into the Germans back in WW2.

Thanks for linking the video  :thumbup:
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Re: Lancaster starting
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 11:35:37 AM »
I am trying to upload a 6mB zip file of lancaster drawings. It errors with the fact that it may be too big or the wrong type.

I thought the limit was 10mB?
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Re: Lancaster starting
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2019, 11:39:09 AM »
I am trying to upload a 6mB zip file of lancaster drawings. It errors with the fact that it may be too big or the wrong type.

I thought the limit was 10mB?

SimpleMachines Forum (the software used here) does seem to have some weird issues with attachments...

If you like, I'd be happy to host it (free & forever) with a link for people to download.
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Re: Lancaster starting
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2019, 02:02:35 PM »
I am trying to upload a 6mB zip file of lancaster drawings. It errors with the fact that it may be too big or the wrong type.

I thought the limit was 10mB?

That would be great! Right now they are restoring a Mosquito in Nanton and apparently a Hurricane in  Calgary so if anyone knows of any parts kicking around! One day Iíll go and see how they are coming along with a Avro Arrow build at the smaller airport south of here.

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Re: Lancaster starting
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2019, 02:27:31 PM »
I think i still have a Rev counter from a Spit some place knocking around...maybe. will check over the weekend.
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Re: Lancaster starting
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2019, 04:28:31 AM »
Hi Tom,
I was at Nanton on 23rd August, at 10 at night they fired her up, no lights on, the pilot  went thru the startup procedure for the 1st engine broadcast over the speakers, one engine at a time, with all 4 running the lights came on!
It was a fantastic night! They ran her for 15 minutes, shutting the engines down one at a time.it was the 75th anniversary of the crash of the Lancaster in France flow by of the only Alberta pilot to receive the VC, Squadron Leader Ian Willoughby Bazalgette,
My dad had come with us, heís 92, so it was a special night for him, & something my son, wife & I wonít forget. I have 15 minutes of video & just love the sound.
The Bomber Command memorial wall is very sobering!
Nice to here that they are going to work on more aircraft.....another excuse to visit again, when we come over to visit our son.

Cheers Kerrin
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