558 Engine change

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558 Engine change

Postby Mayfly » Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:33 am

whats the latest on 558's engine change

I heard she had gone into the hanger - anybody know ?????????????
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Re: 558 Engine change

Postby Saracenman » Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:54 pm

yup - she's in the hangar (Base Hangar i think)

work progressing well, with most systems (if not all) connected up by the end of the week. not sure on ground runs yet; Brize is a busy place, so hopefully 558 can be squeezed into their schedule somewhere! :D

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Re: 558 Engine change

Postby Prometheus » Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:49 pm

Mayfly wrote:whats the latest on 558's engine change

I heard she had gone into the hanger - anybody know ?????????????

The keeper of The Vulcan pilot is not kept in the loop ? :-o I'd have strong words with DT if I were you ;)
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Re: 558 Engine change

Postby Saracenman » Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:56 pm

558's engine is in i gather, and the chaps will be finishing the connections off today - ground tests should be done on Monday :D

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Re: 558 Engine change

Postby Mayfly » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:37 pm

Prometheus wrote:
Mayfly wrote:whats the latest on 558's engine change

I heard she had gone into the hanger - anybody know ?????????????

The keeper of The Vulcan pilot is not kept in the loop ? :-o I'd have strong words with DT if I were you ;)


the aircrew aren't kept informed either - they'll only told when shes ready to fly
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Re: 558 Engine change

Postby IanM » Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:29 am

Mayfly wrote:
Prometheus wrote:
Mayfly wrote:whats the latest on 558's engine change

I heard she had gone into the hanger - anybody know ?????????????

The keeper of The Vulcan pilot is not kept in the loop ? :-o I'd have strong words with DT if I were you ;)


the aircrew aren't kept informed either - they'll only told when shes ready to fly


Well being as they're the ones who keep breaking it... Image



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Re: 558 Engine change

Postby MadNaddy » Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:13 am

IanM wrote:Well being as they're the ones who keep breaking it... Image



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Re: 558 Engine change

Postby Mayfly » Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:25 pm

good advice Naddy :D
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Re: 558 Engine change

Postby Mayfly » Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:57 pm

Come on then SM whats the latest, I see on UKAR they say engne runs sucessful but needs work on the brakes
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Re: 558 Engine change

Postby Saracenman » Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:21 pm

not sure on the outcome of the ground-runs myself, but she was certainly HOWLING going on! :D

i imagine that the post on UKAR is spot-on then

i gather that her brakes need a tweak too,but it sounds as if all is looking good for Farnborough on Thursday :)

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Re: 558 Engine change

Postby Mackrick » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:19 pm

A few photos for you all :)

Out she comes....

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On the ground...

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In she goes...

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Finishing touches...

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Re: 558 Engine change

Postby Cluny » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:40 pm

Nice photos mate B-)
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Re: 558 Engine change

Postby Mayfly » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:42 pm

Thanks Rick I take it the engine runs went OK
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Re: 558 Engine change

Postby Mackrick » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:48 pm

Not sure was too busy listening to the howl and watching from afar.....
will get an update tomorrow I hope..
Watched her being towed back from southside at about 1730 not sure where she went.
I have plenty more photos from her stay at Brize :)
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Re: 558 Engine change

Postby Saracenman » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:02 pm

mackrick wrote:.......... plenty more photos from her stay at Brize :)


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Re: 558 Engine change

Postby IanM » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:09 pm

Saracenman wrote:
mackrick wrote:.......... plenty more photos from her stay at Brize :)


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Here, I think you need one of these

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Re: 558 Engine change

Postby Saracenman » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:11 pm

:)) oh yeah - and the wording's perfect too :-bd
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Re: 558 Engine change

Postby MadNaddy » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:14 pm

In that case ............

Rick - it appears I have something for you......................

(SM you're gonna LOVE this :)) )




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Re: 558 Engine change

Postby Mackrick » Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:15 pm

Mayfly
Ground runs went fine yesterday.
Crew in today to do the refuel and the flight servicing...
Watch this space for more photos.....
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Re: 558 Engine change

Postby Mayfly » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:31 pm

thanks Rick
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Re: 558 Engine change

Postby Saracenman » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:08 pm

nice one Rick - as you are here now yourself, I'll leave the updates to you me thinks ;)

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Re: 558 Engine change

Postby Mackrick » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:38 am

You carry on with your posts as well mate the more the better me thinks...
She is outside at the moment (I can see her out my window :) ) with all the covers on to keep her dry.
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