Super Guppy Restoration

Forum rules
One thread per aircraft/project please.

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby RLN » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:31 am

Like the website :-BD
User avatar
RLN
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 15709
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:13 pm

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Wedgy » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:34 am

Mackrick wrote:looking good :ymapplause:

Linky in the top please Wedgy :D


Top links? You're thinking about pre-upgrade :D

Added to links area :ymapplause:
"Afterall, I am a kind Admin, a caring Admin, I listen to the people"
Image

Help promote us! Look HERE
User avatar
Wedgy
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 7033
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:09 pm
Location: Wiltshire
Also Known As: Wedginald

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Sickbag_andy » Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:57 am

Wedgy wrote:
Mackrick wrote:looking good :ymapplause:

Linky in the top please Wedgy :D


Top links? You're thinking about pre-upgrade :D

Added to links area :ymapplause:



many thanks Wedgy , I added some more info last night and started the team page but still further to go. I also put another section on the forum for 'other aircraft restoration projects' . slowly getting there
Andy G, Vulcan supporter and plane crazy
Image
Image
User avatar
Sickbag_andy
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
 
Posts: 405
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:22 pm
Location: rayne essex
Also Known As: andy-golfer

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Dan4th » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:14 pm

To Sickbag_andy::::::::::::

Nice work of the Guppy Website! It appears
to be extremely well thought-out and looks
just like a beautiful new pint glass sitting
on the bar! May it be filled with only the
finest brews in the months to come, not
gather any dust, and never be hurled at
anyone in anger! :D

BUT! I still eagerly await the debut of another
website dealing with a certain airline item
which I know is near and dear to your heart....

How's THAT project coming along???????

Danf.
I like to do my planning retroactively!
User avatar
Dan4th
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
 
Posts: 14733
Joined: Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:42 pm
Location: Bangor, Maine, USA
Also Known As: Token Murkin

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:55 pm

It's all brilliant!!

Cheers for the link Wedgy, SM told me to hassle you about one but it would seem there is no need! :D
NB; Any negative comments I post about the Vulcan are posted SOLELY to wind Gregg up!
User avatar
Gaz
Boeing 747
Boeing 747
 
Posts: 8182
Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:06 pm

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Sickbag_andy » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:47 pm

Dan4th wrote:To Sickbag_andy::::::::::::

Nice work of the Guppy Website! It appears
to be extremely well thought-out and looks
just like a beautiful new pint glass sitting
on the bar! May it be filled with only the
finest brews in the months to come, not
gather any dust, and never be hurled at
anyone in anger! :D

BUT! I still eagerly await the debut of another
website dealing with a certain airline item
which I know is near and dear to your heart....

How's THAT project coming along???????

Danf.



I think that would be one website too far, I have seen others about my hobby but there's only so much you can write about a sickbag (although I did manage to talk about them for half an hour on the radio once!)- think I'll stick to the Guppy for now. Waiting for Gaz to say he's had some donations off the wish list so I can start on the wall - http://www.superguppy.co.uk/guppy%20wish%20list.htm - blatant plug there folks! Already seen of offers of help come up on the forum so hopefully it will pay dividends before long.
Andy G, Vulcan supporter and plane crazy
Image
Image
User avatar
Sickbag_andy
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
 
Posts: 405
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:22 pm
Location: rayne essex
Also Known As: andy-golfer

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby 320psi » Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:51 pm

Hi mate, not very good but heres a snap I took of your 'charge' just a few hours after she arrived in 1995, engines still cooling down ;)

Image
User avatar
320psi
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
 
Posts: 724
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:54 am
Also Known As: 320psi

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:17 pm

Cheers Andy! She looks a bit cleaner in that shot!! :D
NB; Any negative comments I post about the Vulcan are posted SOLELY to wind Gregg up!
User avatar
Gaz
Boeing 747
Boeing 747
 
Posts: 8182
Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:06 pm

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Sickbag_andy » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:14 pm

Andy -if it's okay I'll copy it and stick it on the guppy forum..
What's the 747 in the background , is that the ASDA one or is it the previous one that got blown up a few times in explosive tests?
Andy G, Vulcan supporter and plane crazy
Image
Image
User avatar
Sickbag_andy
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
 
Posts: 405
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:22 pm
Location: rayne essex
Also Known As: andy-golfer

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Squeak » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:00 pm

Sickbag_andy wrote:Andy -if it's okay I'll copy it and stick it on the guppy forum..
What's the 747 in the background , is that the ASDA one or is it the previous one that got blown up a few times in explosive tests?


Don't mention 747s being blown up, I shall get all emotional :((
User avatar
Squeak
Piper J-3 Cub
Piper J-3 Cub
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:21 pm
Location: West Midlands
Also Known As: Aggy

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Jigsaw » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:03 pm

:ymapplause: \:D/ :ymapplause:

And :(( for Squeaky ;)
God created man because a vibrator can't mow the lawn!

Image
User avatar
Jigsaw
Boeing 747
Boeing 747
 
Posts: 6455
Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:58 pm
Location: Scunthorpe

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Bubbles » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:15 pm

Yes, no images of broken 747s such as this one please. :D

Image
Image



Yes, yes you did!
User avatar
Bubbles
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
 
Posts: 544
Joined: Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:01 pm
Location: Lost And Confused.

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Jigsaw » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:17 pm

=)) dead man walking :))
God created man because a vibrator can't mow the lawn!

Image
User avatar
Jigsaw
Boeing 747
Boeing 747
 
Posts: 6455
Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:58 pm
Location: Scunthorpe

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Saracenman » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:21 pm

Bubbles wrote:Yes, no images of broken 747s such as this one please. :D

Image


that'll buff out ;)

sm
Lunchtime! ImageImage
User avatar
Saracenman
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
 
Posts: 12047
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:17 pm
Location: Away from Cats
Also Known As: Nobody

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Squeak » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:22 pm

Bubbles wrote:Yes, no images of broken 747s such as this one please. :D

Image


I hate you xx
User avatar
Squeak
Piper J-3 Cub
Piper J-3 Cub
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:21 pm
Location: West Midlands
Also Known As: Aggy

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Sickbag_andy » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:33 pm

Squeak wrote:
Sickbag_andy wrote:Andy -if it's okay I'll copy it and stick it on the guppy forum..
What's the 747 in the background , is that the ASDA one or is it the previous one that got blown up a few times in explosive tests?


Don't mention 747s being blown up, I shall get all emotional :((




here's another that's been blown up!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/40454586@N03/3742618945/

BTW my guppy website has had over 300 hits since going live on Friday evening - thanks for looking folks and if you can post a link anywhere else I'd appreciate it thanks
Andy G, Vulcan supporter and plane crazy
Image
Image
User avatar
Sickbag_andy
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
 
Posts: 405
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:22 pm
Location: rayne essex
Also Known As: andy-golfer

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Saracenman » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:37 pm

just as good looking =))

sm
Lunchtime! ImageImage
User avatar
Saracenman
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
 
Posts: 12047
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:17 pm
Location: Away from Cats
Also Known As: Nobody

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby 320psi » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:01 am

Sickbag_andy wrote:Andy -if it's okay I'll copy it and stick it on the guppy forum..
What's the 747 in the background , is that the ASDA one or is it the previous one that got blown up a few times in explosive tests?



Hey there, sorry for the delay in answering, yeh sick my Guppy shot on the site, no worries ;) , its not that good though, just a snap :)

The 747 was the 1st one that flew into Brunty in 1995, here she is just after landing, we climbed all over her for a 'look see'

Image

Image

She was spares recovered over a period of time and then blown up in two explosive tests, with the airframe pressurised, the 1st one in the front cargo hold using a protective test screen in the bay, which held the airframe together, just, the 2nd blast in the rear cargo hold with no protective screen, and this was the result :-o

Its not my shot by the way, I just stood there, mouth wide open :-o

Image

Its was very sobering to watch, I felt abit sick to be honest.

After this little lot, she was gradually reduced to lots and big bits which got smaller as time went on, and the scrappies had their way with her, eventually the smallest bits were swept up in about 2001

The the 2nd 747 arrived in about 2003/04ish and was given her Adsa livery for the Adsa families day in Aug 2005

Cheers
User avatar
320psi
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
 
Posts: 724
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:54 am
Also Known As: 320psi

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Wedgy » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:06 pm

:-o :-o :-o

Impressive - yet saddening too :(
"Afterall, I am a kind Admin, a caring Admin, I listen to the people"
Image

Help promote us! Look HERE
User avatar
Wedgy
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 7033
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:09 pm
Location: Wiltshire
Also Known As: Wedginald

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Checkflaps » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:49 pm

Just to finish off the 747 thing - literally.



Garry :-o
User avatar
Checkflaps
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
 
Posts: 294
Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:23 pm

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:10 pm

:-o Holy you know what :-o
User avatar
Hihonyr8811
Airbus A380
Airbus A380
 
Posts: 3784
Joined: Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:35 pm
Location: Lincoln
Also Known As: Lincoln, Hiho, Helen

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:12 pm

Hihonyr8811 wrote::-o Holy you know what :-o





Language young lady!
"All modern aircraft have 4 dimensions: span, length, height and politics.
TSR-2 simply got the first 3 right. ”
— Sir Sydney Camm
User avatar
Xplumberlives
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
 
Posts: 41159
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:27 pm
Location: Close to a former Harrier Airfield
Also Known As: ROCKETMAN

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:14 pm

Finally, a dry, if not a little cold, afternoon!! Managed to get the props finished (On one side anyway!).

Before:

Image


After:

Image


And the finished side:

Image


I reckon I'll need to do the white bits as well, I was hoping I'd get away with it, but hey ho!

Had some more good news too. I'm 75% sure we've got a portacabin coming! Which might not sound very exciting but my garage will be relieved! It also means that if/when we get the Guppy moved, it's home will be as permanent as we could hope for.

In other Brunty news: The main Hangar is now clear, Tina should be in there V.Soon!!


As I was leaving:

Image
NB; Any negative comments I post about the Vulcan are posted SOLELY to wind Gregg up!
User avatar
Gaz
Boeing 747
Boeing 747
 
Posts: 8182
Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:06 pm

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Mackrick » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:01 pm

Nice photos all...Gaz you need to get a blade tool on that prop and get those blades re aligned....
Duc, sequere, aut de via decede
User avatar
Mackrick
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 9423
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:36 pm
Location: Doncaster South Yorkshire

Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Saracenman » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:03 pm

will we be seeing a Victor in anti-flash white? :D

sm
Lunchtime! ImageImage
User avatar
Saracenman
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
 
Posts: 12047
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:17 pm
Location: Away from Cats
Also Known As: Nobody

PreviousNext

Return to Restoration and Preservation News

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests