Lancaster FM159 in Nanton Moves under her own power!!

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Lancaster FM159 in Nanton Moves under her own power!!

Postby Avro683 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:03 pm

FM159 TAXIS FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!!!!

Mk X Lancaster FM 159 taxied under her own power last evening (April 22, 2014).
We had her out to test the repairs on the #2 engine. John Phillips and Greg Morrison discussed it and decided that to attempt it. With Brian Taylor as Engineer and Greg in the pilot's seat, we fired up 159, all four engines were eager to shake off the winter cob webs and all engines ran very well. With all four engines purring at 1000 RPM, the brakes were released and 159 began to roll... an immediate brake application and she came to a halt. Brakes released again, she rolled a total of about 20 ft with moderate brake applications. With the limited room, that's about all we can do with her! I would like to thank our Lanc Crew for making this possible.

I would also like to pass on a thank you to Craig Brookhouse of CWH for his help in answering all of my questions about taxing a Lanc.

A VERY BIG THANK YOU HAS TO GO OUT TO ALL OF OUR SUPPORTERS, with out your support we would not be able to do any of this! THANK YOU!!!!

Yes, we will taxi her again, she won't taxi at every event this summer but we will do our best!
Greg Morrison,
Director BCMC
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Re: Lancaster FM159 in Nanton Moves under her own power!!

Postby Crew chief » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:24 pm

Good news indeed well done everyone involved. :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

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Re: Lancaster FM159 in Nanton Moves under her own power!!

Postby Avro683 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:36 am

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Re: Lancaster FM159 in Nanton Moves under her own power!!

Postby Avro683 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:53 pm

Video footage of her moving forward under her own power has now been released.. so great to see!

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