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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Sploosher » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:19 pm

Minty4371 wrote:Going to see XH558 on Wednesday afternoon for a hangar tour. Hope to take some photos.


think I might have to go tour too, before she goes to where ever it is that will no doubt, be far away from me. ;)
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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Minty4371 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:17 am

Had a very good day with XH558 in the hangar :ymapplause: :ymapplause:. She looked beautiful. Did not see the CLR plaque on the bomb doors as it has been removed to redo the spacing :(. Will have to wait until next year if I see her at RAF Waddington before I can take the photos with the names on them.

Unfortunately, when I got back to Doncaster station on the bus, crossing the road via the zebra crossing in the bus station, my foot slipped on the white paint and went down like a ton of bricks. Bag took brunt of fall. The problem was that the camera was in the bag, and when I checked it, the zoom lever was very sticky, and seemed to grind when going to the telephoto end of the lens :(( :((. When going to the telephoto end of the lens, it goes from wide to telephoto on its own. Looks like I will have to start to save up to get another camera :( :(. Not what I wanted :(( :((.
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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Mayfly » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:12 pm

Check if it's covered on your house insurance.
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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Dan4th » Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:51 pm

Mayfly wrote:Check if it's covered on your house insurance.


Beat Me To It!

It's remarkable what a homeowner's
or renter's policy will sometimes fully
or partly cover.......

And if you bought any or all of the
equipment with a credit card, check
with them as well.....

Coverage for damage on purchases
made with a card is often part of the
package....

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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Minty4371 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:33 pm

Thank you Pam & Dan4th. Will check when I am next in town at the bank.
I spoke to the gentleman in the camera shop and he said that it was not worth repairing and pointed me to another camera which is better than the one I have. It has multiple frames per second, better video quality etc.

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View of Engines 1 & 2 from the front looking to the rear.

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Tailfin from top of stairs to offices.

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View of the aircraft with Engine 4 removed and on trolley.

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They are the best I could do in the hangar with the lighting.
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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Mayfly » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:57 pm

Nothing wrong with them - in fact I quite like the first with the engines it's very atmospheric.
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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Jigsaw » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:21 pm

Mayfly wrote:Nothing wrong with them - in fact I quite like the first with the engines it's very atmospheric.


What the lady said. Thanks for sharing mate :)
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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Aceyone » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:46 pm

Great pics,sorry about your camera though :(
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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Ray C » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:00 pm

What Bad luck with the camera Minty, hope you'r sorted out soon.
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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Sploosher » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:00 pm

Sorry to hear about your camera Minty..............at least you got some great shots before the incident happened.....


what camera you getting next then.... ;)
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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Minty4371 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:07 pm

Sploosher wrote:Sorry to hear about your camera Minty..............at least you got some great shots before the incident happened.....
what camera you getting next then.... ;)

This is the one I am looking at getting, since the 'incident' with my Fuji FinePix S5800 on Wednesday afternoon.
http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital ... x_hs20exr/
It says it is discontinued, but the local photo shop has a few in.
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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Hungry Haggis » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:27 pm

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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby RLN » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:35 pm

Bad news about the camera. Will the insurance pay out?
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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Sploosher » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:19 pm

Minty4371 wrote:
Sploosher wrote:Sorry to hear about your camera Minty..............at least you got some great shots before the incident happened.....
what camera you getting next then.... ;)

This is the one I am looking at getting, since the 'incident' with my Fuji FinePix S5800 on Wednesday afternoon.
http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital ... x_hs20exr/
It says it is discontinued, but the local photo shop has a few in.



I was looking at getting that for Jan, but decided on getting a Sony A350 DSLR so she could use my lens`, but I did see that the Fuji HS30 has a great spec and is very reasonably priced.

http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-fuji ... a/p1528870
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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Minty4371 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:39 pm

Seen today from the newsletter :( :(.
http://www.vulcantothesky.org/uploads/d ... 12-ART.pdf
Not looking good :(( :((.
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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Hazzer111 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:41 pm

Minty4371 wrote:Seen today from the newsletter :( :(.
http://www.vulcantothesky.org/uploads/d ... 12-ART.pdf
Not looking good :(( :((.


you beat me to it, i half expected news like this. :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( :((
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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Exceptionalsleeper » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:22 pm

Unfortunately, the economic climate hasn't improved so, this news isn't surprising.

They have pulled through in the past, lets hope they can one final time.
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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Sooty655 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:11 pm

Exceptionalsleeper wrote:Unfortunately, the economic climate hasn't improved so, this news isn't surprising.

They have pulled through in the past, lets hope they can one final time.

I think part of the problem is that they have made it clear it is (almost certainly) one final time. That may encourage some to contribute, but it will also put a lot of people off. :(
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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Ray C » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:29 pm

Can you imagin the reaction in the states if their last airworthy B52 was in this
situation.....? Simple it woulden't happen....! I feel particularly sorry for all the
558 staff involved. :( :(
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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Exceptionalsleeper » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:42 pm

Sooty655 wrote:
Exceptionalsleeper wrote:Unfortunately, the economic climate hasn't improved so, this news isn't surprising.

They have pulled through in the past, lets hope they can one final time.

I think part of the problem is that they have made it clear it is (almost certainly) one final time. That may encourage some to contribute, but it will also put a lot of people off. :(


I totally agree. Kind of damned if you do and damned if you don't. I actually think the VTTS are right to be upfront with supporters/donators (first time for everything) whether it be the right strategy, time will tell.
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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Pujgnie » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:35 pm

I've bought stuff from webshop recently - and contributed to the 2013 Winter Components scheme (yet again)... I am rapidly running out wall space to show all the certificates I have purchased. ;)

The show is NOT over yet... just on PAUSE. (JMO)

Please continue to donate - we need 558 to fly for the 2013 season !! :)

I have the faith to believe that we can pull through for one last time - and get her into the air next year. Positivity is what is needed now.
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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Gaz » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:40 pm

and a BIG cutter upper

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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Ray C » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:59 pm

All that's left of 391 is a flair gun...! the owner was & is a T......er....!
she must fly next season, iv'e just bought a new camera....!
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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Ducati Boy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:51 pm

Gaz wrote:and a BIG cutter upper

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Re: Xh558 plans for future

Postby Exceptionalsleeper » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:50 am

Ray C wrote:Can you imagin the reaction in the states if their last airworthy B52 was in this
situation.....? Simple it woulden't happen....! I feel particularly sorry for all the
558 staff involved. :( :(


Why wouldn't it happen? Airframe Fatigue and limited ECU's would still apply, not forgetting the World economic crash started here and they are currently too busy voting at the minute. :D
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