• Derby Aero Club & Flying School,
  • Derby Airfield,
  • Egginton,
  • DE65 6GU
  • Tel: +44 (0) 1283 733803

Ken Fern

Ken Fern, who initiated the project and introduced it to the current Comet Racer Project Group, has been busy with the engine mount frames and the undercarriage support structures. Jigs have been necessary to hold the steel tubes in position for welding. Undercarriage telescoping tubes have been machined at N and B Engineering at Northampton who have been most helpful with many other tricky parts. The special coil springs have been manufactured and are in stock. Ken has travelled many miles to and from Nottingham with all of the parts requiring welding. Ken is now able to devote yet more time to the project and has completed the ply covering of the tail plane already. Ken’s extra time involvement allows the project to proceed much faster and this is another very significant step forward. Assembly of the elevators is the next job, the first one of which is now complete (as of 08/08/2011, pictures to follow).

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