XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Gaz » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:39 pm

How you getting on, mate?

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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Dee » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:36 pm

What a job! You lucky sod!!
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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Exceptionalsleeper » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:51 am

Hopefully getting access to her on Saturday - photo's to follow!
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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Avro683 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:41 am

Bring on the weekend!! Can't wit for pics and update! Now if someone could just get the Caslt example restored...!
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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Avro683 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:42 pm

Maybe this is the weekend the vulcan get's some attention...?????? ~x(
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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Exceptionalsleeper » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:53 am

I was lucky enough today to visit the cockpit of XM573. I can report that she is in excellent condition throughout with only minor instruments/gauges removed. She is typically fragrant with the usually gorgeous Vulcan smell - pity you can't bottle it.

I am ill equipped coming out here with only my mobile phone but I will be home in a couple short weeks where I shall return with my camera for better quality photographs but in the interim, please enjoy.

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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Sooty655 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:27 am

Great pics, and she does indeed appear to be in excellent shape. :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

I wonder why the engine start panel was removed when everything else appears to be intact. :-?
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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Jigsaw » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:38 am

Great shots mate. She is looking pretty good indeed :ymapplause: :D
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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Gaz » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:30 pm

Crikey! That's a pleasant surprise!

Looks like she's been left exactly as the final crew left her. Minus the one panel, obviously. Just a general tarting up to be done ;)
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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Sploosher » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:22 pm

she certainly looks good, is she complete with engines?
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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Dan4th » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:38 pm

Thank You Mister X!

This is really starting to get Interesting......

I don't suppose you know anyone there
with a decent videocam and a YouTube
account :D

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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Avro683 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:18 pm

Wow I never in my life invisioned her to be in such fine shape inside and so complete as well!! :-o :ymapplause: :D
This just begs return her to some sort of life again.....
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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Exceptionalsleeper » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:28 pm

She is fitted with two inboard engines and two where removed when she landed according to the chaps in the Restoration Shop.

I would imagine that the starter panel was removed to prevent temptation? Wonder if there is a spare knocking about?
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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Sploosher » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:46 pm

if the starter panel was put back, could she move under her own steam with just 2 engines........?
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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Ramshornvortex » Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:18 pm

Sploosher wrote:if the starter panel was put back, could she move under her own steam with just 2 engines........?


If the fuel tanks are dry, which considering the aircraft is in a museum they presumably are, then the condition of the bags will have deteriorated so much that they would not hold fuel at all! That would just be for starters....
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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Sooty655 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:09 pm

Ramshornvortex wrote:
Sploosher wrote:if the starter panel was put back, could she move under her own steam with just 2 engines........?


If the fuel tanks are dry, which considering the aircraft is in a museum they presumably are, then the condition of the bags will have deteriorated so much that they would not hold fuel at all! That would just be for starters....

........but in terms of engine power, yes !!

Two engines would get her moving, probably at less than 50% power (LP speed).
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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Hazzer111 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:12 pm

Ramshornvortex wrote:
Sploosher wrote:if the starter panel was put back, could she move under her own steam with just 2 engines........?


If the fuel tanks are dry, which considering the aircraft is in a museum they presumably are, then the condition of the bags will have deteriorated so much that they would not hold fuel at all! That would just be for starters....


Couldn't they be re lined with something? :)
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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Sooty655 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:16 pm

Hazzer111 wrote:
Ramshornvortex wrote:
Sploosher wrote:if the starter panel was put back, could she move under her own steam with just 2 engines........?


If the fuel tanks are dry, which considering the aircraft is in a museum they presumably are, then the condition of the bags will have deteriorated so much that they would not hold fuel at all! That would just be for starters....


Couldn't they be re lined with something? :)


They are all bag tanks, and would have to be removed and either repaired or replaced. Anything is possible, but it aint cheap.

Simplest and cheapest solution (to achieve taxy capability only) would be to fabricate and install a bomb bay tank.
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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Minty4371 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:41 pm

Thank you for sharing the photographs :ymapplause: :ymapplause:.
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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby MOD » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:00 pm

Thanks for the update ES. :ymapplause:
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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Exceptionalsleeper » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:52 pm

There is no facility to taxi her anyhow. :(
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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Avro683 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:07 am

Would be nice to see her taxi but I would be happy seeing her get to the point of aapp running and operating her hydraulics...
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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Dan4th » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:20 pm

One thing I'm hoping is that you
might have gotten a few other
people interested in freshening
her up a bit...

It's hard top go solo on something
like that....

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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Exceptionalsleeper » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:25 pm

Dan4th wrote:One thing I'm hoping is that you
might have gotten a few other
people interested in freshening
her up a bit...

It's hard top go solo on something
like that....

Danf.


I'm still working on that but because it is British nobody seems interested. They have a program of restoration and unfortunately money is tight. I shall do what I can.
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Re: XM573 - Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska.

Postby Dee » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:05 pm

The pics of inside the cockpit look amazing!!! Dont want to rock the boat but looks as good as 655 ;)
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