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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:17 pm

Mackrick wrote:Nice photos all...Gaz you need to get a blade tool on that prop and get those blades re aligned....


All of em need doing! There is an allignment tool on site but nobody knows where it is. I reckon a certain group that have recently departed, have half inched it!



SM: I hope so!! Chances are she'll be in the current scheme but, either way, she needs it
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Mackrick » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:20 pm

Gaz wrote:
Mackrick wrote:Nice photos all...Gaz you need to get a blade tool on that prop and get those blades re aligned....


All of em need doing! There is an allignment tool on site but nobody knows where it is. I reckon a certain group that have recently departed, have half inched it!



SM: I hope so!! Chances are she'll be in the current scheme but, either way, she needs it


They would have no need for it Gaz .... leave it with me mate ;)
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Sickbag_andy » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:51 pm

Gaz has posted some updates and more photos here:

http://superguppy.yuku.com/forums/74
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:39 pm

I had SO much to do yesterday, but, as I was the only one of the Guppy lads to turn up and everything required at least 2 people, the only thing I did was pick the gust locks up so I can repair them at home. I was going to ask one of the CWJ lads to help but they were crazy busy moving Tina into the hangar.

Hopefully, someone who can work the cherry picker will be there on Wednesday so I can get the rudder sorted.

I did get a good photo though:

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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Xplumberlives » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:46 pm

Gaz wrote:I did get a good photo though:

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And when are you planning on posting said GOOD photo? :p
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:12 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:
Gaz wrote:I did get a good photo though:

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And when are you planning on posting said GOOD photo? :p


Bollocks, you! ;)
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Xplumberlives » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:29 pm

And I'll raise you to GONADs
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Mackrick » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:22 pm

Nice shiny blade tips Gaz
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:02 pm

Bloody Brunty weather!!

Well, that and the fact that we still have nobody to work the cherry picker!

I did some cleaning, I finally got round to sweeping the cargo hold and i gave the cockpit a wipe down where some water had leaked in. It's really starting to look good inside now, once I've got the dyson up there it'll look the business!
Clare (The wife, if you didn't know :) ) has said she'll re-upholster (Spelling????) the seats on the flight deck, so I'm on the scrounge for any hardwearing material (Canvas or corduroy type stuff).

Other than that, I helped the CWJ lads put the ground equipment into hibernation.
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:49 pm

Finally got round to doing a facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/edit/?id= ... 8969378440
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Za150 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:15 pm

Hi guys back after a absence due to laptop issues (i.e currys not fixing it!)

theres something about the super guppy that i just love, i just cant work out what it is.....
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Sickbag_andy » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:01 pm

I've done an update on the restoration page with a link to a review of the progress in December:

http://www.superguppy.co.uk/guppy%20restoration.htm

hopefully the links all work okay now had a problem earlier

happy new year everyone
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:53 pm

Cold one up there today! Had to defrost the prop blades before we could paint them, but, we got some of the white bits painted..

Before we started:
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After the orange had been done:
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And today:
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Dickon and I both thought that it looks good. Weather permitting, I'll start t'other side on Wednesday.

I've had an idea for an indoor workstation that, although it won't be permanent, will allow us to do some jobs out of the cold. There's a lot of room inside a Guppy and I intend to make the most of it :)

We also had an idea for a fundraising event (Well, it'll be a "Bits we need" raising event) but that is in the embryonic stage at the minute.

Oh yeah! Happy New Year everyone!!
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:27 pm

Keep up the good work oh self taught plane wrangler!
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:46 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:Keep up the good work oh self taught plane wrangler!


Cheers
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Hungry Haggis » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:21 am

Gaz wrote:
Xplumberlives wrote:Keep up the good work oh self taught plane wrangler!


Cheers



To busy yesterday to wander over to Brunty to come see .(Family business to attend to visiting A race team ).Just noticed in your Pics that one of the blades is facing the other way is it stuck like that.
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:36 am

Hungry Haggis wrote:
Gaz wrote:
Xplumberlives wrote:Keep up the good work oh self taught plane wrangler!


Cheers



To busy yesterday to wander over to Brunty to come see .(Family business to attend to visiting A race team ).Just noticed in your Pics that one of the blades is facing the other way is it stuck like that.


They all need re-alligning, but, as we'll never be allowed to turn the props, it's a job that can wait
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Sploosher » Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:58 pm

Gaz wrote:
Hungry Haggis wrote:
Gaz wrote:
Xplumberlives wrote:Keep up the good work oh self taught plane wrangler!


Cheers



To busy yesterday to wander over to Brunty to come see .(Family business to attend to visiting A race team ).Just noticed in your Pics that one of the blades is facing the other way is it stuck like that.


They all need re-alligning, but, as we'll never be allowed to turn the props, it's a job that can wait



Is that because there are no engines............................. :p
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:34 pm

Not entirely. We might be getting some engines.

It's more a case of, propellors kill people. it's a bit of an insurance issue



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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby MadNaddy » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:31 am

[secrecy mode] I have a few people to stand in front of the props :D [/secrecy mode]

Ahem.....

Doing a brill job there lil bro! :ymapplause: Loving the updates. Keep em coming. (Also loving t'yorkshire bits coming through just so I can understand you :p =)) \:D/ )
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Sploosher » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:14 pm

MadNaddy wrote:[secrecy mode] I have a few people to stand in front of the props :D [/secrecy mode]

Ahem.....

Doing a brill job there lil bro! :ymapplause: Loving the updates. Keep em coming. (Also loving t'yorkshire bits coming through just so I can understand you :p =)) \:D/ )




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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Xplumberlives » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:52 pm

Not at the moment, just leave your "jokes" at home and you may well never get too close to a prop!
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:57 pm

13.01.10

Couldn't do a great deal today due to the snow but, I did get the battery back in situ. Also, we've had some, fairly severe, leakage throught he cockpit windows so I've hilighted where it's coming in and, when it dries up, I'll scrape the old sealant out and re-do it. I've put bags of the cat litter type stuff, where the water is landing so hopefully it will keep the damp away.

Other than that, I helped the CWJ lads move some stuff about in the main hangar.

Couple of pics:

Frozen Guppy
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And, I like how the prop tips "ping" in this pic...
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:00 pm

I too like the ping!
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:18 pm

:D

I think we should use "Ping" more often, in conversation
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