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Old Oct 15, 2014, 01:02 PM
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Cheers Don, That's useful as I had it the wrong way round I thought the ammo was fed from the fuse for the FN20 as well

I admitted defeat in the end I wrote to the every museum in the UK and Canada that has a Lancaster or FN20 turret (except yourself Don because I know you haven't got one) after a picture of the floor area but did not get a single response which was disappointing.

I just made it up in the end but I was assuming the wrong type of feed

The main core of the Turret cost 75 to print but if you see anything that would help it would be appreciated I might still change the design
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Old Oct 15, 2014, 05:12 PM
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Cheers Don, That's useful as I had it the wrong way round I thought the ammo was fed from the fuse for the FN20 as well

I admitted defeat in the end I wrote to the every museum in the UK and Canada that has a Lancaster or FN20 turret (except yourself Don because I know you haven't got one) after a picture of the floor area but did not get a single response which was disappointing.

I just made it up in the end but I was assuming the wrong type of feed

The main core of the Turret cost 75 to print but if you see anything that would help it would be appreciated I might still change the design
No problem, Ken. Always glad to help and I may be wrong about the FN20 ammo feed so don't change anything based on my comments please!
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Old Oct 18, 2014, 12:00 PM
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I recall the FN 4 being the turret with the ammunition carried and this was changed with introduction of the FN 20. I used to have a book on Frazer Nash, but it has long vanished. A search around the net came across some supportive text:

http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/wea...rret-4834.html

Cheers

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Old Oct 19, 2014, 03:06 PM
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I recall the FN 4 being the turret with the ammunition carried and this was changed with introduction of the FN 20. I used to have a book on Frazer Nash, but it has long vanished. A search around the net came across some supportive text:

http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/wea...rret-4834.html

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I stand corrected.
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 12:55 PM
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Hi Everyone, thought I would give you a preview of the rear turret, a couple more parts still to arrive but I am pretty pleased with how it has turned out
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 01:04 PM
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Hi Everyone, thought I would give you a preview of the rear turret, a couple more parts still to arrive but I am pretty pleased with how it has turned out
That looks great Ken- the shape(ways) of things to come
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 01:13 PM
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Man, that is SO over the top. Amazing.

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Old Oct 21, 2014, 01:50 PM
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Very fine bit of 3D CAD modelling there.

cheers

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Old Oct 21, 2014, 03:50 PM
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Hi Ken, Great build !!
Was wondering what process was used to print the turret ?
Very good detail.

Thanks.
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 07:24 PM
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All I can say is "Wow".

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Old Oct 29, 2014, 10:48 AM
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I stand corrected.
I was digging through some old photos today and discovered this, which probably explains my thoughts about the earlier rear turrets carrying their own ammo.

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Old Yesterday, 02:38 AM
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Cheers Don, That is an early turret I believe it has come from a Wellington.

How is the restoration coming along? where do you post updates now?
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Cheers Don, That is an early turret I believe it has come from a Wellington.

How is the restoration coming along? where do you post updates now?
Hi Ken,

The Lancaster project is temporarily on hold while we look for funding to continue our student co-op program and also prepare the old bird to come into our main hangar. This will be a pretty momentous event as it has been in a fabric-covered quonset since it arrived at the airport in 2007. From now on I will be posting all project updates on our Lancaster FM212 Facebook page...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/75034966975/

With two Facebook pages and the CH2A web site to keep up-to-date as well as other hangar duties, I just don't have time to maintain the WIX page any more.

Thanks for your interest! Your work on the rear turret looks fantastic, btw. It is inspiring me to get to work on our 1:1 scale version!

Cheers,
Don
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Ken, you do realize we will all expect you to do much better next time around, right!! LOL!!!! The guns will have to be functional!! hehe
Beyond the normal, excessive, obsessive -- maybe, but fantastic any way you look at it!! Doug B
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