WONZ 223 – Typhoon Legacy 2020

Guests: Ian Slater, Cameron Wallace, Graham Allan and Martin Oldfield

Host: Dave Homewood

Recorded:  7th of June 2020 (6th of June 2020 in Canada)

Released: 7th of June 2020

Duration:  1 hour 6 minutes 26 seconds

In this episode Dave Homewood catches up with Ian Slater of Typhoon Legacy Co. Ltd in Canada and gets an update on the truly exciting restoration of the Hawker Typhoon JP843. Joining Ian in this episode are team members Cam Wallace (Aircraft Maintenance Engineer ), Graham Allan (Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and research guru) and Martin Oldfield (Design Engineer).

We hear about the progress that has happened since the last time the Typhoon project featured on the WONZ Show, and the current status and happenings.

Quick Links:

•  The Typhoon Legacy Co. Ltd Website

•  The Typhoon Legacy Facebook Page

•  The previous WONZ Show – Episode 108: Typhoon Legacy

Hawker Typhoon JP843
Ian Slater – Project Lead
The fuselage fixture (Image Ian Slater)
Fin rib production and tooling (Image Ian Slater)
Monocoque frame sets (airworthy for JP843 and static for the Jet Age Museum in the UK). (Image Ian Slater)
The Rolls Royce Merlin III, left, and the Napier Sabre
(Image Ian Slater)
Above and below:  The tailwheel assembly that Martin and Ian referred to in the discussion. Ian says, “The item we had problems with is the “T” extrusion shown in the second image, this little part saved the day, and we were able to match it to the profile from the Hawker standards.” (Images Ian Slater)
Above and below: The wing that the team found thanks to a Facebook post after its
arrival at the workshop. (Images Ian Slater)

NB: The music at the end of this episode is Wild Flower by Joakim Karud

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