What's the latest on XM603?

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What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Roving » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:29 pm

Hi guy's,

After hearing there would be a new Heritage centre at Woodford and that XM603 is now safe *touch wood* I was just wondering what the latest on her was, has she been moved, worked on at all,or are there still discussions on what is to be done with her now she is safe? Cheers,

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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Mayfly » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:48 pm

From what I am aware of nothing much! That's not to say there aren't plans.
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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Ray C » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:32 pm

Some more 603 shots [not good to see her like this].


I hope to get a meeting with one of the Woodford owners in the next two weeks,
when there i will ask for permission to take more detailed shots of 603,
[particularly the undercarrage].

These shots will be sent to more expierienced iconic forum members for opinions
on her condition, and how safe she is to move to the new Avro Heritage Cent about
a quarter of a mile away.

Then again i could be told to "Butt out we have everything under control" il'e
keep the forum advised. ;)


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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Sooty655 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:28 pm

Ray C wrote:Some more 603 shots [not good to see her like this].


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At least the additional struts we made and fitted have stopped the doors flapping in the breeze. Otherwise, I think the doors would be completely off by now.

The top of the jack is just hanging on the hydraulic pipes (walking joints) because the upper brackets were removed for use on the Yorkshire Replica.
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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Bovril » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:46 pm

i remember them well :D
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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Hazzer111 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:51 pm

Does anyone think there would be a chance of her ever running?
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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Dougs » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:57 pm

Her engines may well run one day in a very nice looking vulcan :D ;)
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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Bovril » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:33 pm

Dougs wrote:Her engines may well run one day in a very nice looking vulcan :D ;)


only if we ever need too :)
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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Flat cap » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:41 pm

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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Mayfly » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:31 pm

Sooty655 wrote:
Ray C wrote:Some more 603 shots [not good to see her like this].


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At least the additional struts we made and fitted have stopped the doors flapping in the breeze. Otherwise, I think the doors would be completely off by now.

The top of the jack is just hanging on the hydraulic pipes (walking joints) because the upper brackets were removed for use on the Yorkshire Replica.



Were the upper brackets removed and nothing put in their place?
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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Sooty655 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:37 pm

Mayfly wrote:Were the upper brackets removed and nothing put in their place?


Yup. :-o ~x( :-o ~x( :-o
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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Mayfly » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:44 pm

I can't believe that! :-o
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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Ramshornvortex » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:05 pm

Mayfly wrote:I can't believe that! :-o


Believe it Pam:
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This is how we found the door jacks with the upper brackets removed and the weight of the jacks hanging on the walking joints and the doors swinging in the not inconsiderable airfield breeze. We decided that we needed to do something not just for the sake of the aircraft but also for the safety of people from BAE Systems who at that point were still allowed to walk up to the aircraft. It's at least reassuring to see that our homemade jury struts are still holding fast nearly three years later.....
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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Ray C » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:47 pm

My Woodford joint owner has gone quiet on me.... :( he really needs some quality advise
from you guys, I'm completely out of my depth......!

I will try him again next week, ;)
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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Roving » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:52 am

Thanks for the info guy's,she'll look grand when she's fully restored!
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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Lucas1860 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:29 pm

She needs a good home. Such a shame to see this.
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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Mayfly » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:33 pm

just picked this up from UKar

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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Sploosher » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:59 pm

excellent................ \:D/

thanks for posting Pam............ ;)

happy birthday too................. :ymapplause:
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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Sooty655 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:50 pm

Wonderful news. :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

I'm surprised they were able to get the tyres to hold enough pressure for the trip. Now she is on decent level ground, she will be a lot easier to work on.
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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Exceptionalsleeper » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:06 pm

I can't believe how she has been allowed to get into this state.
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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Dan4th » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:47 pm

How long since this bird last flew?????????

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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Skudupnorth » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:11 am

Dan4th wrote:How long since this bird last flew?????????

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12th March 1982......i should have been in school but had better plans that day ! ;)
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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Mayfly » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:42 am

I wonder what investigation they did before they moved her? rather them than me. Still good to see she is now going to get some attention.
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Re: What's the latest on XM603?

Postby Jigsaw » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:19 pm

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