Super Guppy Restoration

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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Mackrick » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:40 pm

Gaz
I know what Wikki says but are the engines standard T56 Allisons as fitted to the Hercs ?
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:32 pm

Mackrick wrote:Gaz
I know what Wikki says but are the engines standard T56 Allisons as fitted to the Hercs ?



That's what I've been told.
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Mackrick » Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:42 pm

mmm interesting .... let me know if they are fitted .... I know a T56 man .... Mike how busy are you? got any spares ;) :D
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:46 pm

Mackrick wrote:mmm interesting .... let me know if they are fitted .... I know a T56 man .... Mike how busy are you? got any spares ;) :D


Sorry if I've mislead you, there are NO engines in her at the minute, but, they WERE T56's
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Mackrick » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:03 pm

Gaz wrote:
Mackrick wrote:mmm interesting .... let me know if they are fitted .... I know a T56 man .... Mike how busy are you? got any spares ;) :D


Sorry if I've mislead you, there are NO engines in her at the minute, but, they WERE T56's


mmm now where can I lay my hands on some T56 engines that can still be ground run ..... Mike wonder what Twiggy can get his hands on :ymdevil:
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Dan4th » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:06 pm

I VERY MUCH LIKE the Sound of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:45 pm

ME TOO, DANF!

Hopes, suitably, Raised!!

:D :D :D



Some more progress made today. Ian made a start on the left wing...

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And whilst I was up there I did some corrosion spotting. It's not as bad up there as it is on t'other side.

I also started sanding the orange bits on the propellors, ready for painting.

Gregg did a cracking job on the locks too, all secure now!

I've also solved a mystery. There is a large wooden crate in the cockpit that was padlocked. Well, curiousity got the better of me and I took a hacksaw to the lock today. There was some general upkeepy type stuff in there, lightbulbs, bin liners, a brush and also some blank cargo manifests and blank service sheets.
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Dan4th » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:03 am

Mister Gaz::::::::

Would it be alright with you if I tried to find
out the contact information for the part of
NASA that runs their flying Guppy? You have
other fish to fry at the moment, but it
wouldn't hurt for you to have a contact with
those people -- I'm Certain they would be
interested to hear about your project!

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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:34 am

Nice offer Mr. W. :ymapplause:

I bet Gaz will jump at that! ;)
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Dan4th » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:40 am

Shouldn't be too difficult.....

Just do a little digging until I find the
right E-mail and make contact. NASA
is very PR oriented, and the story of
the Bruntingthorpe Guppy might even
make its way into some of their internal
and external publications....not to mention
contacts with the people who fly and maintain
NASA's airworthy one....

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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:45 am

Yeah, Cheers Danf!

I've sent an e-mail to the public relations dept. at NASA but have not had a reply, as yet. I asked if they could put me in touch with an engineer as well. So we'll see what happens.

Feel free to try though matey!

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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Dan4th » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:31 pm

Great!

My first stop will be here:

http://www.clcofme.org/

There are Challenger Learning Centers all over the
US, and this one happens to be about a mile from
me at the airport. I've met the young lady who runs
the place, and I will give her a Phone Call (remember
the Telephone??? to see if she has a good
contact E-mail for the people at NASA who operate
Ye Guppy. We Shall See!

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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:43 pm

Dan4th wrote:Great!

My first stop will be here:

http://www.clcofme.org/

There are Challenger Learning Centers all over the
US, and this one happens to be about a mile from
me at the airport. I've met the young lady who runs
the place, and I will give her a Phone Call (remember
the Telephone??? to see if she has a good
contact E-mail for the people at NASA who operate
Ye Guppy. We Shall See!

Danf.


Great!

We really do appreciate the help!
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Gaz » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:35 pm

I've just had an e-mail from the US military!

They have passed my details on to the parts department and given me a contact name and address. Apparently, they have a department that deals with museums and charities.

A step in the right direction, me thinks!
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Mayfly » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:49 pm

thats good news Gaz
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Mackrick » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:51 pm

Hope they can help Gaz....
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Dan4th » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:00 pm

Ya Hoo!

SAVE THE GUPPY FOUNDATION!

I've got an E-message in at NASA but haven't
heard back yet.......

Will advise.

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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Bubbles » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:21 pm

Had a very busy day today.

Drank some coffee, showed a few people around, drank some more coffee, showed a few more round, watched Clive fly his Gyrocopter, eat Dickons cakes, had some coffee. Oh and got scared a bit by a Jet Provost.
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Saracenman » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:42 pm

bloodyhell Bubbs - how d'you find the time? =))
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Bubbles » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:43 pm

I know!! i'm rushed off me feet these days mate :D Wanna see why the JP scared me?
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Mayfly » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:44 pm

Bubbles wrote:Had a very busy day today.

Drank some coffee, showed a few people around, drank some more coffee, showed a few more round, watched Clive fly his Gyrocopter, eat Dickons cakes, had some coffee. Oh and got scared a bit by a Jet Provost.



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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Saracenman » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:18 pm

Bubbles wrote:.........Wanna see why the JP scared me?


does the Pope crap in the woods? ;)
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Bubbles » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:30 pm

Whats missing from this picture?

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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Mayfly » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:37 pm

fire extinguisher?
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Re: Super Guppy Restoration

Postby Bubbles » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:44 pm

Yup, no fire cover of any sort and nobody on the ground either! i had to go and get a bloke from behind while **** was running her. X(
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