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Postby Ray C » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:19 pm

Two questions,

Does the in flight re fueling probe work ?

Has she ever in recent or past times had women on board or flown her ?
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Re: XM558

Postby Sooty655 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:20 pm

Ray C wrote:Two questions,

Does the in flight re fueling probe work ?

Has she ever in recent or past times had women on board or flown her ?

Third question,

Who changed her indent number?
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Re: XM558

Postby Ray C » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:26 pm

SORRY . Moderators help....... ~x(
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Re: XM558

Postby Mayfly » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:28 pm

:))

I know the answer to the third question...
Her ident number was changed by Ray C in 2012 :D
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Re: XM558

Postby Jigsaw » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:33 pm

Mayfly wrote::))

I know the answer to the third question...
Her ident number was changed by Ray C in 2012 :D


The same day that Sooty changed her ident number to indent. Coincidence? :))

Some clever bugger will now tell me it is called an indent number for this, that and the other reason and I am a complete tosser for not knowing this but I thought indent numbering was to do with HTML, XML etc :))

Carry on :D

I think the answer is no and no btw but a grown up will be along shortly Ray ;)
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Re: XM558

Postby Minty4371 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:33 pm

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The pilot became disorientated while in a turn in poor visibility. It struck power cables and crashed onto a railway line at Nienberg 30 minutes after take off from Detmold, West Germany on a flight to Verden. The pilot and passenger were injured. Crashed on 25/11/1963.
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Re: XM558

Postby Ray C » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:35 pm

It's a gift to make people laugh ! =))
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Re: XM558

Postby Jigsaw » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:37 pm

Minty4371 wrote:XM558
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The pilot became disorientated while in a turn in poor visibility. It struck power cables and crashed onto a railway line at Nienberg 30 minutes after take off from Detmold, West Germany on a flight to Verden. The pilot and passenger were injured. Crashed on 25/11/1963.


That was a helicopter mate ;) |Don't think it had a probe either.
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Re: XM558

Postby Mayfly » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:38 pm

I've never seen athread deteriorate so quickly without the help of XP =)) =)) =))
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Re: XM558

Postby Ray C » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:39 pm

Dear god I missed this post update, sorry .
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Re: XM558

Postby Jigsaw » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:41 pm

Mayfly wrote:I've never seen athread deteriorate so quickly without the help of XP =)) =)) =))


Yeah but this deteriorated with humour Pam ;) :)) :))

At least I answered the question (wrongly probably) :D
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Re: XM558

Postby Mayfly » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:55 pm

:)) :)) :))

Ray I can't say specifically for 558 but I know crew wives did get flights in Vulcans on occasions, as for crewing them the answer is no, the RAF didn't allow female pilots until '89 and she was decommissioned in '93.
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Re: XM558

Postby Ray C » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:00 pm

Thanks Pam, Telly's crap tonight, come to think of it, every night.....! :p
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Re: XM558

Postby Vulcan Bomber » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:18 pm

1, No the probe doesnt work, it remains for the pilots to sight down when taxying, I believe (and await to be corrected) that there was a Concession with the CAA During the restoration for it to be kept.. the CAA said if its fitted it has to work.
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Re: XM558

Postby Ray C » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:53 am

thank you V B, ;)
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Re: XM558

Postby Oberon » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:36 am

Vulcan Bomber wrote:1, No the probe doesnt work, it remains for the pilots to sight down when taxying, I believe (and await to be corrected) that there was a Concession with the CAA During the restoration for it to be kept.. the CAA said if its fitted it has to work.



If a part is fitted and connected as it would have been normally connected in the aircraft's normal working life, then it has to work. If you get to have a shufti into the nosewheel bay, the NBS boxes and the TACAN T/R are still fitted but not wired up. Similarly, there are more NBS boxes fitted in the cockpit and sundry heavy bits such as the Omega receiver.
After the restoration, with so much kit and wiring having been removed, the C of G was well aft, so we installed these bits purely as ballast to bring it back into line (as well as a big chunk of metal in the radome, where the H2S scanner used to be).

The fuelling probe is not connected either, therefore it doesn't work.
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Re: XM558

Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:41 am

Thanks for clearing that up Oberon. :ymapplause:
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Re: XM558

Postby Jigsaw » Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:29 pm

Very informative. Cheers Oberon :ymapplause:
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