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Re: XM 603

Postby Bovril » Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:53 pm

when we left her they were still fitted. we tried to tidy her as much as we could before we left
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Re: XM 603

Postby Vulcan Bomber » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:12 pm

Didnt sooty say that 1 of the remaining ones had had a turbine fire or something along them lines?

Doubt you'd want to run either of them now though.
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Postby Flat cap » Fri May 11, 2012 1:04 pm

Not much has changed:

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Planning details for the aerodrome are announced in next couple of weeks.
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Re: XM 603

Postby Jigsaw » Fri May 11, 2012 2:04 pm

Thanks for that Flat Cap. She is a sorry sight, shame :(
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Re: XM 603

Postby Bovril » Fri May 11, 2012 6:22 pm

Vulcan Bomber wrote:Didnt sooty say that 1 of the remaining ones had had a turbine fire or something along them lines?

Doubt you'd want to run either of them now though.


not sure, i dont think so, but i know he wasnt happy with the way they turned over
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Re: XM 603

Postby Ray C » Fri May 11, 2012 8:57 pm

I quite regularly nip down the lane where this shot was taken, in the hope some positive activity may start. Shame they can't they place her in the hangers for now, there must be loads of room! By the way what lens did you use for the shot?
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Re: XM 603

Postby Bovril » Fri May 11, 2012 9:04 pm

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as she was when we left her, having cleaned what we could, refitted what had been left off (panels and end caps), cleared the pan of rubbish...
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Re: XM 603

Postby Ramshornvortex » Fri May 11, 2012 10:20 pm

Didnt sooty say that 1 of the remaining ones had had a turbine fire or something along them lines?


I seem to recall that there was evidence on either No 1 or No 4 of a small fire that may have happened in the excess fuel collector tanks in the rear engine door. The collector tanks should be drained after each shut down, the risk of fire increases if they are not drained. Further, both engines sounded pretty awful when they were rotated by hand - like the proverbial bucket of old compressor blades!
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Re: XM 603

Postby Flat cap » Sun May 13, 2012 10:58 am

Ray C wrote:I quite regularly nip down the lane where this shot was taken, in the hope some positive activity may start. Shame they can't they place her in the hangers for now, there must be loads of room! By the way what lens did you use for the shot?


I used a Nikon 70-300VR.
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Re: XM 603

Postby Flat cap » Sat May 26, 2012 1:47 pm

Provisional plans released:

http://woodfordgardenvillage.co.uk/webs ... S_revC.pdf

Looks like heritage centre will be where the fire station is.
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Re: XM 603

Postby Sooty655 » Sat May 26, 2012 8:26 pm

Flat cap wrote:Provisional plans released:

http://woodfordgardenvillage.co.uk/webs ... S_revC.pdf

Looks like heritage centre will be where the fire station is.

It's good to see that XM603 is actually drawn on the plans. :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: XM 603

Postby Jigsaw » Sat May 26, 2012 9:54 pm

What Sooty said :ymapplause: :D

Thanks for posting that link :)
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Re: XM 603

Postby Piechap » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:46 pm

With regards moving the old lady. I personally dont think the kit made JCB would be suitable. However Abnormal Load Engineeing (ALE) and others do have the required kit so there should not be any problems.

ALE are currently contracted to the Aircraft carrier group for moving the super blocks around and they had the task of relocating the new control tower at Heathrow from the constuction site also they moved the BA aircraft from the end of the runway after the crash. So these guys are experienced at moving big flying machines.
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Re: XM 603

Postby Crew chief » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:27 am

Last time i was at Woodford there was a Vulcan towing arm in one of the sheds near 603.If the nosegear is up to it then i would use a big'ish tug due to 603 not having any brakes and Woodford not being the flatest of airfields.



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Re: XM 603

Postby Flat cap » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:28 pm

some more news here:

http://www.pprune.org/airlines-airports ... old-5.html


full document:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/docum ... tation.pdf

and lastly a video from the Avro heritage centre and a rep from the developers. Very interesting, mentions adding more display aircraft with the Vulcan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-F9Ce5LqcY
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