News 05/09/2009 : Mosquito - Restauration enclosure - Jean-Marc i


News 05/09/2009
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Sometime we have the impression, things are changing to fast for us and we have some trouble to follow the stream as there are everyday news and actions in progress. This is again the situation this week.


On the Mosquito front, Eric received again a massive support from the Mosquito Museum. The cockpit access ladder was offered to the Museum by this this prestigious institution. A few days later, Eric received another delivery from the same source, another spare part manual for our Mosquito. This cooperation is the results of numerous contacts and visits of BAMRS members to the Mosquito Museum (at the expenses of the BAMRS members). These miracles are just an example of the intense world wide network developed as well by the Museum but also by the volunteers.


This is not finished for the Mosquito, as Pascal manufactured parts to install the radio racks in the cockpit. These parts were manufactured using drawings offered by the Mosquito Museum.


In the Dragon area, we had this week a lot of visitors who visited the sleeping lady. One of our visitors came from as far as Canada. Nicolas is progressing well on the main spars and the tail is ready to be installed.


We have more and more visitors every Saturday since the main entrance of the Museum is now located in the Aviation Hall.  This is also the result of cleanup and a better visibility for our workshop thank to the help of the Museum.


In the Tipsy aera, the assembly of the first aircraft in the next weeks is prepared. All the panels are now ready. Another "bad boy" is back from six month assignment at sea. Jean-Marc is an officer in Merchant Navy but as soon as he is back, he comes to help us.


The Drakken, Mig 15 and Fiat G-91 have left the Museum to be stored during the facade renovation thanks to the Comopsair staff. It was certainly not a piece of cake during this Holidays time and signify a lot of heavy work for the professional staff of the Museum. Nevertheless, there are already working on the next special evening at the Museum (12/11/2009). We will publish the program soon.


Although our Lysander (the one of the Museum) is not waited before end of this year, some items are already on display in the Sabena display aera.



Pierre Cryns published his book on Eugene Debongnies, one of the very interesting aviation pioneer in Belgium. The book contains 48 pages and many illustrations. If you are interested to acquire this book, please contact we will transmit to Pierre.





Many happy landings and take care at gremlins. 




DH 98 Mosquito NF 30 RK952
Royal Army Museum - Air & Space Hall - Brussels - Sep 5, 2009 by bamf.bamrs
You can find more details on this project at http://users.skynet.be/BAMRS /mosquito/mosquito-en.htm See us at www.bamf.be


Tipsy Trainer
Royal Army Museum - Air & Space Hall - Brussels
Sep 5, 2009 by bamf.bamrs
Here are some pictures taken during the restoration of the Tipsy. See more at http://users.skynet.be/BAMRS/t ipsy/Tipsy-en.htm


Progress at the Museum
Royal Army Museum Air and Space Hall, Brussels, Belgium - Sep 5, 2009
by bamf.bamrs
Some pictures of the progresses at the Museum - The main entrance moved to the Aviation Hall - A new Minerva Jeep (Milan launcher) installed in the Para display - A new kioske for films display - Moving artefacts before the facade renovation - A scale model of the Evere barracks, on the original Evere aifield. This place will soon house the new Nato headquarters in Brussels. - RAF display refurbished, new display cases. Better security in front of the Tiger Moth. New display cases. - P...


Renard R-31
Royal Army Museum - Air & Space Hall - Brussels -
Sep 5, 2009 by bamf.bamrs
En 2000, le Fonds Alfred Renards Association a débuté la construction de la réplique d’un Renard R 31 à l’échelle 1/1. L’équipe est constituée d’Alain Delannai, Alan Vanderheyden, et Ferhat Ben Khedda Bien que de nombreux plans et une importante documentation soit déjà disponibles. Le Fonds est toujours à la recherche de témoignages ou de tout document en relation avec ce projet. Les ailes sont, en février 2009 en construction aux Etablissements Poncelet (Voir ici Poncelet : un métier, un...

Westland Lysander
Sep 5, 2009 by bamf.bamrs
The Westland Lysander is not yet there, however some parts are already on display thanks to the Oldtimers.



Special : la Saga du Renard R-31et et les Avions Renard pour 35 Euro au lieu de 53 au shop du Musée cet été


The Voisin de Caters, the making of

Click on the links This booklet of 46 pages describes the construction of the replica of the Voisin biplane of Pierre de Caters at the Royal Army Museum Air & Space Hall in Brussels.

This pioneer aircraft celebrate the first Belgian pilot.

This publication contains more that 100 illustrations most of them in color.

All the benefits of this book will be used for future aircraft restoration

Prerelease pdf      

 Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.

Also availlable by contacting bamf.bamrs@gmail.com

The Voisin de Caters by Dragan Saler

Since many years now, Dragan Saler help us by producing 3D drawings of aircraft we are restoring. For the Voisin de Caters, Dragan produced 38 pieces of art. These drawings were intensively used as reference during the manufacturing of the aircraft and constantly updated during the project. This luxurious edition is available in very limited edition (40) for our sponsors.


Prerelease pdf

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