Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Trident man » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:54 pm

Yeah ZQ was superb when working,just a shame it's gone tech.....Andy also has a Buccaneer sim and a DC-9 of which all need sorting out..if any of you good folk on here know anyone with Redifon simulator engineering experiance that could help Andy out please let me know. :D
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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Lucas1860 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:51 am

The god of all sims, great stuff. Your work looks hard and yet very rewarding. :)
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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Trident man » Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:43 pm

More images of my freind's Redifon Trident 3B motion simulator G-AWZQ.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/neil_lomax/sets/72157624752599289/
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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Lucas1860 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:49 pm

Trident man wrote:More images of my freind's Redifon Trident 3B motion simulator G-AWZQ.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/neil_lomax/sets/72157624752599289/


What a set up, how much did that cost to set up.....and what does his wife make of it all. Mine would think I'd gone mad. She frowns at me on the flight sim and I'm shooting things out of the sky. Thinks I'm loopy :D
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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Trident man » Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:32 pm

Re set up cost's i really cannot say....but his wife is used to it.. :D

Here are a few more images of Andy's two other simulators...a Buccaneer and a DC-9..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/neil_lomax/sets/72157624752779379/
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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Olicat » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:23 pm

buccaneer sim??
WOW !
Fly fast jets and/or C130s over my house please, I'm bored!

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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Howslo » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:29 pm

He must have the mother of all sheds to keep them in! :)
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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Trident man » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:02 pm

Hi again all,we will be commencing dismantle of the aircraft tomorrow (Monday) i will post daily updates and photographs to keep all up to date on our progress. :D
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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Gaz » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:06 pm

Look forward to the updates
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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Jigsaw » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:18 pm

Gaz wrote:Look forward to the updates


Same here :)
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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Trident man » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:44 pm

Hi all a very quick update...Tony has been busy removing the port and starboard engine nacells.....

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Meanwhile....i have been removing the number two engine S ducting to allow access for the two main spars for the fin in preperation for the removal of it....

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Last update of the day...both control colums and loaned instrument's fitted..

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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Jigsaw » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:59 pm

:ymapplause:
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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Gaz » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:26 pm

Very good!
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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Mayfly » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:28 pm

I can't believe the fast progress of this.......well done!! :ymapplause:
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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Tony Jarrett » Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:46 pm

Hi All,
Well the week flew by ,and a mixed week we had. The first 3 days we were hampered by wind and rain which did not allow us to use the cherry picker lorry. That aside ,on those days we still managed to remove the engine cowlings on either side as well as a lot of cutting took place in the rear tail area of the aircraft so we could start to expose the spars .All of the insulation that we could get to was removed inside the aircraft and neil fitted the ram horns in the flightdeck.Driftwood joinery did an absolutely superb job with making the trestles on wednesday despite some heavy showers.
Thursday the weather improved enough for us to be able to use the lift and we brought in extra labour on the cutting side to try and recover the time we had lost in the previous 3 days.Neil Lomax and Stan from MSD managed to cut and remove all the s ducting and a fair amount of pipeing and other ancillery componants although more still needs removing out from that area. The skin where the tail and the fuselage meet was cut through all the way round in readiness for the tail to be removed and all the access panels were removed at the top of the tail and stabilizer. Julian and phil managed to remove the port side inner wing flap which was very time consuming because of the time factor of it being left to the elements for 27 years.
Friday was the day that we thought we were going to make some progress in removing the stab and the tail. We bought a crane in from MSD but dont matter what we tried the bolts that hold the stab would not budge so we had to call it a day until we can come back with an impact gun to work them loose. The starboard wing was also removed this day
To sum up the week we all felt we acheived quite a lot but despite the British unpredictable weather but still felt a little disapointed that we didnt at least get the stab off. We shall return in a couple of weeks with the gun and all being well we will remove the stab and look to see if we can remove the fin.

We would like to thank all our sponsers for the week who include
The St George Hotel who gave Neil and myself free accomadation for the week with brekie
ES access platforms for the cherry picker truck that was free for the week
HSS hire who gave us 50% of the scaffold tower and generator
Hire Station of Middlesborough for a reduced rate on the Petrol Disk cutter harness and lanyard
BHP Law that did a publicity shoot
Driftwood Joinery who made the trestles
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SERCO for the Trident
Also for all the support and kind comments from you all.
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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby RLN » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:06 am

Great stuff, Tony. Appreciate the update. :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Mayfly » Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:18 am

Excellent - thanks for keeping us informed :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:43 am

Keep up the good work lads, looking forward to the next session and report!
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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Trident man » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:26 pm

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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Gaz » Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:31 pm

Lovely!

I do wish that some of those companies you mentioned even answered my messages about help with the Guppy :(

Hey-ho, such is life
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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Tony Jarrett » Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:21 pm

I always talk direct than message gaz, seems to be the best way
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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Gaz » Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:39 pm

Tony Jarrett wrote:I always talk direct than message gaz, seems to be the best way


Yeah. I've tried phoning a couple and they just say someone will call you back. I think a drive out with a nicely presented dossier of what we're doing, might be called for :)
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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Jigsaw » Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:45 pm

Gaz wrote:
Tony Jarrett wrote:I always talk direct than message gaz, seems to be the best way


Yeah. I've tried phoning a couple and they just say someone will call you back. I think a drive out with a nicely presented dossier of what we're doing, might be called for :)


Go for it mate, can't hurt ;)

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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Trident man » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:18 pm

Flightdeck restoration update....

I have added more panels,so not too much more to do on the front part...just window frames and a couple of panels and the centre pedestal...then i will commence work on the P3 station and surrounding areas.....

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Panels restored behind the P1 position.....

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Overhead panel,a few gaps to fill....panels will be removed for cleaning and flat and paint surrounding panels.

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Re: Trident 1C G-ARPO Dismantle works.

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:22 pm

Coming along nicely!
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