Skill Level 3. Previous experience recommended.
This model builds into an accurate 1:700 scale replica of the St.Hubert mooring mast at the time of R.100's Canadian visit.
You will need a colour printer capable of handling card or cover stock to print the parts sheets. 67 lb cover stock (approx 8.5 thousandths of an inch or 0.2 mm thick) is recommended.
An optional larger display base for letter or A4 paper is also available.
Flight simulator enthusiast Alan Hart has created a mooring mast scenery file for use with Microsoft FS 2002. He has kindly made this file available for free download. For installation info, view the readme file. The link to the full scenery file is given below.
Thanks, Alan, for this great-looking design!
In the 1920s the British government developed the Imperial Airship Scheme, a plan to have a fleet of huge dirigibles providing mail and passenger service to the far-flung empire. To support this plan, mooring masts were constructed at Cardington in England, St.Hubert in Canada, Ismailia in Egypt, and Karachi in India. These masts were gigantic 200-foot structures, with lifts and other machinery necessary to bring fuel, crew, passengers and cargo to the airship moored at the top of the tower.
In 1930 the destruction of the airship R101 with great loss of life caused the cancellation of the Airship Scheme. The mooring masts, built at great expense, were now just impressive relics, and over the years were demolished.
Last updated 26 June 2013
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