Thursday, 13 December 2007

Airspeed Consul TF-RPM

We went back to the Consul at Crow Stones Edge. Someone (whoever was digging at our last visit?) seems to have partially dismantled the engine at the bottom of the pit shown on our previous visit post) and taken half of it away. They had re-covered the partially dismantled engine with sheets of aluminium, and wrapped the shaft and exposed casing with plastic bags to protect it from the elements. It seems they intend to remove the lot a bit at a time...You can see more pics of this on my Flickr site.

It isn't a war grave, but all the same, this seems out of order...

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6 comments:

COMPASS said...

Sean, did the excavation of the Consul's 2nd engine occur at approximately the same time as the two new shooting butts were dug at the site ?

Sean said...

I do not know why do you ask?

COMPASS said...

I revisited the site recently, my previous visit being approximately 3 years earlier. On seeing the amount of activity that had taken place around the site in the intervening period,I wondered what the sequence of events had been.

Sean said...

When we last went, the noticeable activity was that at the wreck site. Didn't really notice any shooting related activity.

Dave said...

Just got back from visiting the site today view my pictures on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31272080@N07/sets/72157618727314306/show/with/3559470735/

Sean was the engine that was dismantled (now long gone I think) in the main impact crater?

Sean said...

Yes, but on occasion it had been covered up with various things, so wasn't always visible...