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Spookytooth

Princess Flying boat may be restored.

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Riiight, nice idea, test flight in 12 months, I don't think so, not today anyrate. :)

Steve.

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19 minutes ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

Which one are they looking at restoring? :fool:

Well only three were built apparently bentwaters 81tfw.

It would be nice if they could restore one though.

 

Simon.

 

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Just now, Spookytooth said:

Well only three were built apparently bentwaters 81tfw.

It would be nice if they could restore one though.

 

Simon.

 

You do realise they were all cut up for scrap?

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4 minutes ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

You do realise they were all cut up for scrap?

Well were they, then they have misled the general public on this one then good sir.

 

Simon.

 

PS. Never trust the local press.

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That artist's impression of it would make a good WHIF build though!

 

Mike

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Well they are good at restoring Spitfires from a makers plate on the Isle of Wight and that's all about they have left of the Princess to work with

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I think it is referring to a new build?

" The new aircraft will be constructed from a specially-developed light-weight alluminium alloy, while the original Proteus engines will be replaced by a propeller variation of the powerful Rolls Royce engine used on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner "

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Airline's plan to return Princess Flying Boat to the skies

By a County Press reporter

Published on Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 08:56

 

Airline's plan to return Princess Flying Boat to the skies

An artist's impression of the new Princess Flying Boat. Picture by DL Associates.

 

VIRGIN Atlantic has revealed plans to revive one of the Isle of Wight's greatest engineering feats — the Princess Flying Boat.

 

 

 

 

Project lead Avril Folle said: "Developments in lightweight materials and more efficient engines have meant the time is right to look again at this magnificent aircraft.

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What a shame its an April Fools con trick . .  .

 

It would have been wonderful to have experienced a glory from the past.

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Hilarious ,everyone knows its a Brabazon that's being refurbished, for Easyprop's first service to Idlewild .

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5 hours ago, Spookytooth said:

 

PS. Never trust the local press.

 

Why draw the line there?  Don't trust any of 'em!

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Check out project leaders name????  Her name................. Avril Folle................April Fool   .................upto lunchtime today, it was Avril Folle day   :)

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and that this news is revealed on 1. april has nothing to do with it..? :)

 

rayprit you beat me to it .. hehe

Edited by Nils

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There has been a few today, Emirates APR001 3 deck super-jumbo with swimming pool, park, billiards tables and who knows what was a cracker. The best one was Sovereign Hobbies announcement about UV reactive paint though that changes from RAF Day Scheme to Nightfighter scheme depending on light, nice one Jamie :rofl:

 

Duncan B

 

Forgot to mention the one about Black Mike being put back together using QF-4 parts for a one off flight south from Leuchars providing they could find a drone pilot who had at least an hour of flying a drone around his living room!

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 Flight mag's Feb 8th 1952 with Hyped cover ad., never knowingly undersold.....RAF wanted them? That would have meant half the  Brits if any, Comets C.4s ? Not as many Beverleys, ,Belfast ? Maybe no VC10s...If they would even consider the Princess, V1000 was a cert !. Thank goodness it was a no go !

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1952-8-FEB-26318-Flight-amp-Aircraft-Engineer-DOCKS-IN-ADVANCE-PRINCESS-/122427791642?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276

 

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On 4/1/2017 at 11:58 AM, Duncan B said:

...3 deck super-jumbo with swimming pool, park, billiards tables and who knows what...

What? They must have discovered some of the plans from the Farley Fruitbat!:idea:

Edited by hairystick

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