The boys are working on Vampire NZ5767 to get this ready to mount on a stand in the childrens play area. The old Swordfish will be removed to make way for the Vampire. One of the problems we had in completing the airframe is the missing fairings around the tailplane to boom joint and the fairings for the ens of the booms. After exhausting all options available to us we took the aluminium fairings from NZ5751 and created fibreglass moulds so that we could produce those required from the same material. We have finally made these inhouse and they are now mounted on the aircraft. I thyink they have come up alright if you dont get too picky.
I'll endorse the comments about having a Vampire in a kids playground, have you not seen what happened to the T-Bird at Blenheim ,the single seater at Woodbourne the one that was at Cave and every other one that has been placed where kids can get at it.
If there is a highway to hell and a stairway to heaven is that an indication as to the expected traffic flows?
I'm very surprised to learn the Vampire is to go into the playground. I know what I say has no weight but it seems like a waste of a terrific exhibit. I had to re-read the post to make sure I wasn't seeing things.
I like Dave's suggestion of putting the Spitfire outside instead.
Please don't put the Vampire outside.
Last Edit: Oct 6, 2023 22:38:13 GMT 12 by ZacYates