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

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:26 pm
by Avro683
Any chance you could find out why two engines were removed? I can see one for display but two?? Also does she still have her aapp fitteD?

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

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:35 am
by Vulcan Bomber
Avro683 wrote:Any chance you could find out why two engines were removed?



Most likely reason is beacause the 2 removed engines had low hours on them so it was worth at the time putting them back in the spares pile, the 2 remaining probably have the opposite story.

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

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:37 am
by Avro683
Possibly but I thought they were on display with the vulcan?

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

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:59 pm
by Minty4371
Seen this today. Hope it hasn't been posted before.
http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=17776

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

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:43 am
by Exceptionalsleeper
"They have an open cockpit day two times a year, and you can climb up in the Vulcan. They even run electric to it so all the gauges are lit up."

Definitely not aircraft electrics, unless he knows something I don't? :-o They do have external florescent lights which light up the cockpit so, you could say they light up the gauges. =))

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

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:50 am
by Xplumberlives
Curiouser and curiouser! :-o

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

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:46 pm
by Sooty655
Exceptionalsleeper wrote:"They have an open cockpit day two times a year, and you can climb up in the Vulcan. They even run electric to it so all the gauges are lit up."

Definitely not aircraft electrics, unless he knows something I don't? :-o They do have external florescent lights which light up the cockpit so, you could say they light up the gauges. =))

The way I read it, he is talking about XM605 at Castle.

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

PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:09 pm
by Bovril
As far as I know castle don't put any power on, although they do have at least two open cockpit days

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

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:23 pm
by Avro683
Castle did have power apllied a few years ago and they charged the nitrogen system and inflated the canopy seal and were opening and closing the crew door with aportable supply.. sadly politics got in the way and the ex raf engineer that was doing the work, left...

just foudn this.. oh my good rope lights in the cockpit and usaf helmets .. really??
http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/xm605/Interesting

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

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:49 pm
by Avro683
Any news on 573???? :( :(

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

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:15 pm
by Avro683
Has this project been shelved now??

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

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:27 pm
by Exceptionalsleeper
Sorry for being quiet. There is NO money aside for 573 and I've become disillusioned as a result. I haven't volunteered down there since early March because I'm too busy doing other things. Had they wanted me to work on the Vulcan, then my interest level would have stayed pretty high. :(

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

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 3:06 am
by Avro683
Confused :-W .. volunteers dont cost anything.. supplies can be donated.. whats the problem?

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

PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:03 pm
by Exceptionalsleeper
Avro683 wrote:Confused :-W .. volunteers dont cost anything.. supplies can be donated.. whats the problem?


God only knows. What I got from conversations in the crew room is that the Vulcan is sadly not a priority in terms restoration when they have a back log of American junk to deal with.

I did try - sorry.

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

PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:15 pm
by Avro683
That is so typical...
Could you not still continue to look after her though even just basic tlc like charging her nose strut?

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

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:14 am
by Exceptionalsleeper
Avro683 wrote:That is so typical...
Could you not still continue to look after her though even just basic tlc like charging her nose strut?


Sorry for the delay. I looked at the charging the oleo but the strut seals have sadly perished. The only way to adjust her "attitude" would be to jack the nose up and have a collar manufactured and fitted around the fescalised portion.

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

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:43 pm
by Avro683
That would work but then your back to the no funding saga... :(

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

PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:17 pm
by Exceptionalsleeper
Sadly yes.

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

PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:11 am
by Avro683
What about trying to drum up support for it both in the us and the uk etc? Surely folks would donate towards getting her sorted?

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

PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:33 pm
by Exceptionalsleeper
Avro683 wrote:What about trying to drum up support for it both in the us and the uk etc? Surely folks would donate towards getting her sorted?


I've less than 7 weeks left now in the States.
~x(

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

PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:55 pm
by Avro683
Oh that's a shame I thought you were resident there,,, Damn. Well back to her long sleep she goes then I guess... ~x(

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

PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:20 pm
by Exceptionalsleeper
Avro683 wrote:Oh that's a shame I thought you were resident there,,, Damn. Well back to her long sleep she goes then I guess... ~x(


No, I am on a course for a year and it finishes in Sept. I did try but again, I find the Politics fatiguing.

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

PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:55 pm
by Avro683
It must of been very frustrating especially considering she was gifted to the museum and to have her left to slowly go down hill is sad.. Wouldnt take too much both monetrily and volunteer hours to spruce her up a bit..
Than you for trying and for taking the pictures of her cockpit. At least she appears to be very complete and dry inside..

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

PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:56 pm
by Ray C
Vulcan Bomber wrote:
Avro683 wrote:Any chance you could find out why two engines were removed?

Most likely reason is beacause the 2 removed engines had low hours on them so it was worth at the time putting them back in the spares pile, the 2 remaining probably have the opposite story.



Could 558 use them......?

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

PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:27 pm
by Gully
Ray C wrote:
Vulcan Bomber wrote:
Avro683 wrote:Any chance you could find out why two engines were removed?

Most likely reason is beacause the 2 removed engines had low hours on them so it was worth at the time putting them back in the spares pile, the 2 remaining probably have the opposite story.



Could 558 use them......?


If they had been available, they would have been grabbed! No doubt they went back to the RAF and were either used or scrapped when the Vulcans came out of service, leaving just the 9 retained by the VDF as spares (one of which was used following an engine issue in service, with the remaining 8 becoming the Trust's stock).

Gully