Super Guppy Restoration

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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:22 pm

Hell yes and a ping to your wife too!
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:49 pm

and to you and yours, a ping ping
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Dan4th » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:13 pm

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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:17 pm

Impressive PING D4th!
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Cluny » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:54 pm

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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:04 pm

Part the ONE


The Machine that goes PING!

=)) =)) =))
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Saracenman » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:43 pm

one of my favourite lines from the film! =))

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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:45 pm

Saracenman wrote:one of my favourite lines from the film! =))

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You failed to mention - PING!
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:46 pm

Anyway, to be boring and bring it back on topic and so our ramblings make any sense to those clicking on the last page:

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 9:52 pm

Ping!
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Dan4th » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:53 pm

Pong!
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby RLN » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:33 am

Valiant effort to get it back on topic, Gaz. Doesn't take long to push it back off though, does it? :D

Nice tips, BTW.
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:34 am

RLN wrote:Valiant effort to get it back on topic, Gaz. Doesn't take long to push it back off though, does it? :D

Nice tips, BTW.



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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:50 pm

Started t'other side today, did as much orange as I could before I ran out of paint, so a trip to B&Q is on the cards during the week.

We also got more electrical sytems working again. We think we've just about re-connected everything now, there doesn't seem to be any reason why we can't draw power from the GPU. Hopefully, we'll be allowed to use the thing soon and test it.
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Mackrick » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:18 pm

Gaz wrote:Started t'other side today, did as much orange as I could before I ran out of paint, so a trip to B&Q is on the cards during the week.

We also got more electrical sytems working again. We think we've just about re-connected everything now, there doesn't seem to be any reason why we can't draw power from the GPU. Hopefully, we'll be allowed to use the thing soon and test it.


Gaz let me know how it goes mate...
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:25 pm

Mackrick wrote:
Gaz wrote:Started t'other side today, did as much orange as I could before I ran out of paint, so a trip to B&Q is on the cards during the week.

We also got more electrical sytems working again. We think we've just about re-connected everything now, there doesn't seem to be any reason why we can't draw power from the GPU. Hopefully, we'll be allowed to use the thing soon and test it.


Gaz let me know how it goes mate...


Will do!

We have found out though that the Guppy was set up so that the cockpit could be lit up via mains electricity, for static exhibit purposes. Could this have bypassed something essential?
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Mackrick » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:28 pm

I really need to look at the wiring diagrams to see how it works.
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:35 pm

Mackrick wrote:I really need to look at the wiring diagrams to see how it works.


Well, we'll try the gpu next chance we get, if it doesn't work, we can wait until you can get up to us. Be nice to have someone who actually knows what they're doing!! :D
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:12 pm

Ian came out to play today!!

So I set him to work!!! He managed to get all the green off the port side, outer prop. (Only the bottom 2 blades, ALL of the hydraulic steps seem to have vanished) This gave me the opportunity to paint them.

Before, with Ian hard at work:

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And after:

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And, well, the best I could do with my camera phone!!

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*PING!!*



Whilst I was painting, Ian made a start on bending a load of metal. There are a load of puncture wounds, all over the aircraft. Dickon has measured them all and is having some aluminium cut to patch them. Ian went round bending the flared metal back into the fuselage so we can patch the holes, as and when.
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Cluny » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:06 pm

Theyre pinging nicely Gaz , might have to make a trip up soonish ;)
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Mackrick » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:16 pm

Nice work Gaz and Ian ....you got that gust lock sorted yet ?
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:18 pm

Cheers Cluny! Once the weather picks up a bit we are hoping to hold a bit of an open day. It'll be on Facebook in due course.


Mackrick: Nope. Cherry picker has gone now too. We're now on the lookout for a big ladder. Bloody H&S X(
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:46 am

Ping!
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Yorkie » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:57 pm

It's certainly looking better. I'll give you a shout next time i decide to pop in ;)
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:02 pm

Yorkie wrote:It's certainly looking better. I'll give you a shout next time i decide to pop in ;)






OOOOOH, a royal visit!
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