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TSR question - Arrestor hook
« on: June 10, 2013, 06:55:35 am »
looking at both prototypes int Cosford and Duxford, as well as the Airfix model, there is a protusion and then a set of "grooves" at the rear, between the engines.  Is this, or was it meant to be an arrestor hook housing? or something else? 


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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 07:00:00 am »
No, it's something to do with the landing drag chute, but I can't quite remember what.
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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013, 07:11:32 am »
From Damiens book on th TSR  ( p161 upper photo) it says its the brake parachute anchor point and railing to hold the first bit of cable straight in sidewinds.
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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2013, 07:18:34 am »
Cheers. So, next question.  Is it complete in this photo, or is there more to it, as the one at Duxford is the same, but i know neither airframe was complete when it was rescued, altho this one, Cosfords, was more so.

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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2013, 09:13:45 am »
errr,  ( again from Damiens  excellent book on the TSR2   ill recommend it again  :thumbsup:)  p151 has a preassembly shot of the tail end heat shield  with the cover for the airbrake up and it looks as though theres a guard over it, but the pic on p113 has no guard.  my copy of the aerogude special on it  by A thornborough has 1 pic I can  see the are well on  on p 14-15 that seem to have no cover ( in that I can see the attachment  points o shaped mouth)
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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2013, 11:28:48 am »
From my limited resources, i'd say brake chute housing and guidance housing to stop crosswind snagging.

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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2013, 11:39:17 am »
yellow /gold, they were supposed to have a verrrrry thin gold layer in the mix to aid screen heating and to reduce radar cross section. it also gave something to shine the HUD onto.
I do mine in a mix of Tamiya clear yellow and orange. ( pic in the shots of cosford model show from a couple of years ago http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,28276.0.html  )  scary in that I thought is was more recent than 2010.
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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2013, 11:45:12 am »
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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2013, 11:16:30 pm »
Taken at Duxford a couple of weeks ago.



Shows the windscreen is tinted too.

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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2013, 01:55:45 am »
That looks good, they seem to have tarted '222 up a bit since I saw that windscreen last, it was looking a bit tatty back in '67 or so.
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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2013, 02:55:33 am »
'222 was stripped back to the bare metal and totally restored a few years back.
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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2013, 03:52:34 am »
222 as she is now


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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2013, 04:47:24 am »
Devilfish,

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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2013, 05:42:20 am »
222 as she is now


A lot different to when she was at Cranfield!  :o
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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2013, 05:55:32 am »
Devilfish,

RED X's matey.

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