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 Post subject: Sea Fury Powerplants
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:14 pm 
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I thought some might like this information, of course not too hard to find, but it might be nice to have in one place!

Currently Flying/Active:

G-CBEL - Bristol Centaurus - (United Kingdom)
G-RNHF - Bristol Centaurus - (United Kingdom)
N924G - Bristol Centaurus - (United States)
N97SF - Bristol Centaurus - (Germany)

F-AZXJ - P&W R-2800 - (France)
G-CHFP - P&W R-2800 - (United Kingdom)
N19SF - P&W R-2800 - (United States)
N63SF - P&W R-2800 - (United States)

F-AZXL - Wright R-3350 - (France)
N15S - Wright R-3350 - (United States)
N1954H - Wright R-3350 - (Germany)
N233MB - Wright R-3350 - (United States)
N24SF - Wright R-3350 - (United States)
N39SF - Wright R-3350 - (United States)
N42SF - Wright R-3350 - (South Africa)
N62143 - Wright R-3350 - (Czech Republic)
N71GB - Wright R-3350 - (United States)
N85SF - Wright R-3350 - (United States)
N878M - Wright R-3350 - (United States)

N20SF - P&W R-4360 - (United States)

Restoration/Not Currently Flying:

D-CACE - Bristol Centaurus, under restoration - (Germany)
G-SEAF - Bristol Centaurus, under restoration - (United States, to be sent to United Kingdom)
N232MB - Wright R-3350, TBA post-restoration - (United States)
N260X - Bristol Centaurus, not currently flying - (United States)
N35SF - Wright R-3350, under restoration - (United States)
N4434P - P&W R-4360, under restoration - (United States)
OO-ISS - Bristol Centaurus - (Belgium)
VH-SHF - Bristol Centaurus - (Australia)


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 Post subject: Re: Sea Fury Powerplants
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:47 pm 
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F-AZXJ has now been fitted with a R2800


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 Post subject: Re: Sea Fury Powerplants
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FuryFB11 wrote:
F-AZXJ has now been fitted with a R2800


Yes after an engine failure during Flying Legends at Duxford few years ago. But the plane is again grounded due again engine trouble since 2 weeks.

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 Post subject: Re: Sea Fury Powerplants
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:23 pm 
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Thanks for the correction guys, I knew that too!! :roll: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Sea Fury Powerplants
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Under restorations, you can add OO-ISS in Belgium. The aircraft has a Centaurus engine. It has been complete for quite a while now - last update from FAST Aero was over a year ago, at which time they sounded to be just about ready to test fly it.


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 Post subject: Re: Sea Fury Powerplants
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Thanks for the info guys! Just today, I was wondering how many Centaurus's were flying.


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 Post subject: Re: Sea Fury Powerplants
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JohnTerrell wrote:
Under restorations, you can add OO-ISS in Belgium. The aircraft has a Centaurus engine. It has been complete for quite a while now - last update from FAST Aero was over a year ago, at which time they sounded to be just about ready to test fly it.


i've actually been wondering about that plane. Such a distinctive scheme! Glad it's still around.


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 Post subject: Re: Sea Fury Powerplants
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G-SEAF (WG599) is nearing completion at California Aerofab, for Stephen Grey/The Fighter Collection. It has a Centaurus.

The Centaurus powered VH-SHF is also being returned to flying in Australia.

Thank you for putting this listing together!


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 Post subject: Re: Sea Fury Powerplants
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JohnTerrell wrote:
G-SEAF (WG599) is nearing completion at California Aerofab, for Stephen Grey/The Fighter Collection. It has a Centaurus.

The Centaurus powered VH-SHF is also being returned to flying in Australia.

Thank you for putting this listing together!


Glad to help! Thanks for the extras 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Sea Fury Powerplants
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JohnTerrell wrote:
G-SEAF (WG599) is nearing completion at California Aerofab, for Stephen Grey/The Fighter Collection. It has a Centaurus.


I had no idea SG/TFC owned a 2nd Sea Fury in addition to FB.11 VX653 (G-BUCM) that has been in their hangar at Duxford for 25 or so years, and is also Centaurus powered, and not on the 'under restoration' list in the OP.


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 Post subject: Re: Sea Fury Powerplants
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:06 am 
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WG 599 will be completed with a PW2800 from info I have, T20 VZ345 is also at Chino for TFC but requires more work than WG, I believe it will also have a 2800 fitted unless TFC decide to fund some Centaurus work

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 Post subject: Re: Sea Fury Powerplants
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I wonder what happened to the Centaurus on Super Chief when Jim Mott owned it. I helped him with it a couple of times at Chino and he said it was the more powerful model off of a transport and it burned large quantities of fuel at race power. Now the plane is back to Miss Merced again with a 3350.


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 Post subject: Re: Sea Fury Powerplants
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BigGrey wrote:
I wonder what happened to the Centaurus on Super Chief when Jim Mott owned it. I helped him with it a couple of times at Chino and he said it was the more powerful model off of a transport and it burned large quantities of fuel at race power.


Most likely a Centaurus 173 from a Blackburn Beverley which were rated at 2,850hp, compared to the 2,450hp rated Centaurus in the Fury/Sea Fury.


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 Post subject: Re: Sea Fury Powerplants
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BigGrey wrote:
I wonder what happened to the Centaurus on Super Chief when Jim Mott owned it. I helped him with it a couple of times at Chino and he said it was the more powerful model off of a transport and it burned large quantities of fuel at race power. Now the plane is back to Miss Merced again with a 3350.

A lot of modifications were required to fit the Beverly engine. Not a bolt-in replacement!


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 Post subject: Re: Sea Fury Powerplants
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You can add FB.11 VR930 - Bristol Centaurus to the not currently flying fleet. Not quite sure what is happening with her as she has been on the ground for a few years and they have the T.20.


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