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    Default RAE Bedford, 3x3 Test Building, January 2019


    Intro
    For a while now we have been wanting to do this site and had supposed to have visited around Christmas time, that never happened, eventually we got around to it. With the larger building under renovation, the smaller one was our target.

    The Building
    The building we ventured into was one of RAE Bedford's smaller facilities which looked lie it was for testing engines.
    The RAE use of the site started in 1946 and was decommissioned in 1994. Royal Aircraft Establishment Bedford used the nearby former airfield that was then built upon with an extension of the runway for testing. The site we explored was home to the two former wind tunnels.
    The site now has become a business park with both leisure and industrial facilities.

    The Explore
    After a lengthy amount of time on buses we found ourselves speed walking through the security gate and up to the first building. After some climbing we had found a way in. Once inside we headed to an office to unpack our cameras and tripods and other such stuff. This was when my camera decided to die, the mirror internally had stopped moving and wanted nothing to do with functioning. This meant I have had to borrow ExplorerX's camera which also means a severe lack of photos...



    The Photos

    20190126_120920 by KPUrbex ., on Flickr

    Collapsed by KPUrbex ., on Flickr
    There's something about this building which reminds me of Portal 2

    Concrete Emptiness by KPUrbex ., on Flickr

    Workstation by KPUrbex ., on Flickr

    Eventually we got into the control room.

    TestDesk_01 by KPUrbex ., on Flickr

    OutOfTheBlue by KPUrbex ., on Flickr

    Anyway, that's all I got for this.

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    Last edited by KPUrban_; 15th Feb 19 at 22:19.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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    Although small, that control room is excellent. Love the little skylight
    Informative and interesting urban exploration content...
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRO...e7PFGoxghAqKsA

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    Wow...yes loving that control room. Great little set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbandonedTeam View Post
    Although small, that control room is excellent. Love the little skylight
    Thanks the building does have several other features but with no camera and limited time it couldn't be done.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieD View Post
    Wow...yes loving that control room. Great little set.
    Thanks, the control room was a "Wow" (Ok probably more of "arrrgh pigeons"!) for us as well, glad you liked it.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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    Nice I haven't seen this for a while, its another one I would like to check out sometime as I know the area quite well, (I welded all the fan support steels in at Bodyflight don't ya know ;-))
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    Nice I haven't seen this for a while, its another one I would like to check out sometime as I know the area quite well, (I welded all the fan support steels in at Bodyflight don't ya know ;-))
    Nice. Get it done as it may get converted soon.
    I hope you welded that fan on properly.....
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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