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Old Feb 10, 2006, 06:03 PM
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Zephyr is right and in fact that gap caused considerable turbulence and buffeting which was solved by fitting rubber sealing strips. As an aside, the wings were produced at the Supermarine "out-works" located in Castle Road, Salisbury. This later became Salisbury Tech College and when I was an apprentice at The A & AEE Boscombe Down in the early 60's I attended this Tech College and the old assembly tracking rail systems were still part of the roof structure.
Over time various improvements made the Seagull a really nice aeroplane and as low speed handling was improved Mike Lithgow could, apparently, fly along the Andover-Basingstoke railway line watching the trains go by. I used to live in Andover and quite a bit of Seagull test flying was conducted from Chilbolton airfield a mere seven miles away.
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