DH Hummingbird G-EBHX

In 2016 I was asked by the Shuttleworth Collection if I could restore their DH 53 Hummingbird after the fatal accident at Old Warden

 The front end , forward of the back of the cockpit , was completely destroyed and had to be rebuilt from new , using the smashed remains as a pattern. The rear end being re skinned.
 The wings were rebuilt with new front main spars and wing ribs , everything in front of the rear spar was destroyed.
 This picture shows the new stainless steel firewall and aluminium covers , the aircraft has been stripped down ready to be taken back to Old Warden for covering , painting and final assembly ready to be flying again in the near future.
The aircraft is to be fitted with a Bristol Cherub lll, kindly donated by Roy Nerou , this shows a mock up of the new engine mounts, made in copper tube . Designed and built by myself based on original ABC Scorpion firewall fitting and the Heath Parasol engine fitting. Awaiting approval.


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