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A Shackleton engine run with a difference!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qmsC3cPNXQ

Wow......how much energy these 4 engines together are pulling!!!!!


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It's perhaps also a view on the local bricklaying skills.... :?

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Michel Lemieux wrote:
A Shackleton engine run with a difference!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qmsC3cPNXQ

Wow......how much energy these 4 engines together are pulling!!!!!


Back in the mid-1990's after the RAF had retired their Shack's, the construction company that I was working for at the time, had a building cladding testing facility in the yard of their facility, and they bought 2 complete ex-Shack Griffon's with contra prop's and nacelles etc., and mounted them on specially built frames and used them to create very high wind forces for testing new types of building cladding.......and as you can see from this film, they were perfect for the job :lol:
The engines are still in use to this day still testing new types of cladding.


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Firebird wrote:
Michel Lemieux wrote:
A Shackleton engine run with a difference!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qmsC3cPNXQ

Wow......how much energy these 4 engines together are pulling!!!!!


Back in the mid-1990's after the RAF had retired their Shack's, the construction company that I was working for at the time, had a building cladding testing facility in the yard of their facility, and they bought 2 complete ex-Shack Griffon's with contra prop's and nacelles etc., and mounted them on specially built frames and used them to create very high wind forces for testing new types of building cladding.......and as you can see from this film, they were perfect for the job :lol:
The engines are still in use to this day still testing new types of cladding.



Brings to mind, the F-4U that was used at a glass factory in St. Louis, MO for the testing of glass panes.


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Brings to mind, the F-4U that was used at a glass factory in St. Louis, MO for the testing of glass panes.


Anyone remember the typhoon fuselage section that was used in a basement as a windmill?


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I'm not involved with the guys at Coventry, but if I remember rightly the SPT sold a complete Griffon unit to a Middle Eastern construction company about ten years ago to test the glass they were making for skyscrapers.

In regards to the Typhoon in the basement, the only one I've heard of was a chopped up Typhoon squeezed into the basement of the Napier factory and used for Sabre development.


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In regards to the Typhoon in the basement, the only one I've heard of was a chopped up Typhoon squeezed into the basement of the Napier factory and used for Sabre development.


That's the one. I remember seeing a picture of it a long time ago.


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I'm not involved with the guys at Coventry, but if I remember rightly the SPT sold a complete Griffon unit to a Middle Eastern construction company about ten years ago to test the glass they were making for skyscrapers.


That we did, it went to Dubai, and as far as we know its still going strong alongside the one they already had.


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It is not my intention, nor my wish, to hijack this interesting thread.

Here it is, the only photo I have of the St. Louis MO, wind-machine Corsair. Photographer unknown to me.

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Richard Woods wrote:
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I'm not involved with the guys at Coventry, but if I remember rightly the SPT sold a complete Griffon unit to a Middle Eastern construction company about ten years ago to test the glass they were making for skyscrapers.


That we did, it went to Dubai, and as far as we know its still going strong alongside the one they already had.


The ones we bought in the early 90's came from Pete Rushen at TFC.
Looking at those ones in Dubai, I wonder if they were in contact with Vinci at Leighton Buzzard (where they are now based) as the support frames are pretty much identical?


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There definitely was a similar influence on both, I think the Dubai company copied the idea. They also had a massive old Russian radial, but the Griffons coped better, so we were told.

I think the TFC Griffons will have all come out of the same batch that went through auction in 1991 and ended up scattered around the world. I think there are some still sat with Vintage V12's, and Air Atlantique had about 20 of them that ended up in various places.


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When I was working on the Exchange Plaza high rise in Perth Australia in the late 80's the curtain walling samples were tested using a radial from a DC4, 6 or 7? The company doing the curtain walls went bust soon after so I wonder what happened to it.This was my first experience of hearing and feeling a large radial from close range and seeing the start up procedure and how necessary the man with the fire extinguisher was. Exciting days for a young Architect!

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Fighter Rebuilders in Chino built a similar contraption using a surplus R-3350 for a Southern California customer. It has been a long time, but maybe in the late 1980s or very early 1990s?


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I saw this about a year ago. At $100+ a pop to fire it up, I didn't hear it run.
https://abc7news.com/b-36-bomber-cold-w ... on/330144/


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