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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 11:29 am 
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We are restoring the Canadian Hurricane 5447, which was built here as a Mark IIb, then crashed on its delivery flight and was rebuilt as a XII. (First flight target this Fall, or next Spring.) http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNe...neak-Peek.aspx

On the right side of the cockpit, below the pilot's right thigh, there are clips for something. We can't find out what it is. Anybody know?

The orientation is a bit more upright than the photo suggests. The fingers point to the clips. The other bracket may be a stopper to prevent shifting in flight.

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Also, we're looking for an original, or very good scan, of an RCAF Hurricane manual -- NOT the RAF one, which is commonly available. So far we only have this, and the quality is poor, especially the images.

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Dave -

I can't say for certain, but it looks very similar to installations on other planes for manual handle stowage. Not knowing the Hurricane, is there internal bars installed in the tail for ground handling, or would they need to be stowed somewhere? Also, are there any hand pumps externally accessible? That would be my guess for what went there - a handle for the plane or pump.


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