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Flight Experience gallery at Cultra
« on: May 17, 2017, 04:45:06 PM »
Small Smudge and I visited the Land-Sea-Air building of the Transport Museum today, my first visit there in a very long time. 

The SC.1 is still there, and the battered 330 nose, but where are the partial-Sealand and the McCandless gyros?  Hidden away in a shed? 

Unfortunately there were no staff on hand to ask, just the contract security guys.

Small Smudge was disappointed not to find a gyro, after watching the one at Ards last week.

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Re: Flight Experience gallery at Cultra
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 05:11:29 PM »
I received a reply from the museum staff.

One of the McCandless gyros is in storage and the other has been withdrawn from display for 'conservation work'.  Reading between the lines I think it had suffered cumulative-poking-damage over the years.

For reference the two they hold are:

Mark 2 G-ARTZ
Mark 4 G-ATXX ( this was the one on display until recently )