Shuttleworth's Pretty Poli

Shuttleworth's Pretty Poli

Postby DamienB on Wed 13 Apr 2011, 2:21 pm

After much spannering and sticking bits of wood to other bits of wood and various bodily parts, Old Warden's Polikarpov Po-2 is ready to join the airshow fleet. While the airframe is a postwar trainer variant, it is painted up as a WWII night bomber version, with rear facing machine gun tacked on to finish it off. Don't expect Gladiator style aerobatics - this is a quite a gentle performer.

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If you want a nice topside you'll just have to come to Old Warden and take one yourself...
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Re: Shuttleworth's Pretty Poli

Postby krustydave on Wed 13 Apr 2011, 2:45 pm

Cant wait to see this one on May 1st weather permitting
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Re: Shuttleworth's Pretty Poli

Postby JohnF on Wed 13 Apr 2011, 2:45 pm

That looks very nice indeed. All we need now is weather like that for the show days. :clap:
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Re: Shuttleworth's Pretty Poli

Postby Tug 747 on Wed 13 Apr 2011, 5:10 pm

Looking good can't wait for the shows to start

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Re: Shuttleworth's Pretty Poli

Postby BEX on Mon 18 Apr 2011, 7:10 pm

At the weekend it was displayed like this Image
100_0041 by gosport_flyer, on Flickr

Not sure the Po 2 would ever have been assisted by a Hucks starter.... at least not an RAF one... unless someone knows different

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Re: Shuttleworth's Pretty Poli

Postby ciaranchef on Tue 19 Apr 2011, 2:20 pm

stunning, beautiful pictures of an amazing aeroplane....thanks
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Re: Shuttleworth's Pretty Poli

Postby hunterxf382 on Tue 19 Apr 2011, 3:45 pm

Nice looking machine, and good pics.... :clap:

Not so sure about Damien's description of the restoration techniques though.... :grin: :grin: almost sounds like a daytime D.I.Y. show :lol:
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Re: Shuttleworth's Pretty Poli

Postby duxfordhawk on Thu 21 Apr 2011, 5:05 pm

Lovely looking aircraft I really hope I can make it to one of the Old warden events to see her this year.
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