So thats why they moved XM603...!

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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Ray C » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:33 pm

It's set to rain in Manchester this Saturday, so Fairy liquid & rain should do the trick....
I may watch from the "Great Unwashed" side of the fence...Good luck. ;)
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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Vulcan Lover » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:05 pm

sorry, had to delete this
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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Avro683 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:07 pm

Great to hear she is in pretty good albeit faded glory at the moment.. Did anyone take pics of the cleaning?
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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Ray C » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:48 pm

I've two MGB stainless steel wiper blades spare any good....? :|
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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Vulcan Lover » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:59 pm

Be better on an MG me thinks, :)
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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Bovril » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:33 pm

Vulcan Lover wrote: she needs a modicum of tinwork, mainly on an area of the trailing edge, removed for another airframe years ago,


The trailing edges were removed by MaPS as they were falling off. This was due very bad corrosion causing many of the internal ribs to fail.. the surfaces had been flapping for a long time and they had almost been shook off.
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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Sooty655 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:05 pm

Bovril wrote:
Vulcan Lover wrote: she needs a modicum of tinwork, mainly on an area of the trailing edge, removed for another airframe years ago,


The trailing edges were removed by MaPS as they were falling off. This was due very bad corrosion causing many of the internal ribs to fail.. the surfaces had been flapping for a long time and they had almost been shook off.

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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Vulcan Lover » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:44 pm

see, there is always someone who knows something,

sorry, had to delete the link, outside forces, not the moderators, if anyone has posted this link elswhere, could they PLEASE remove it, this is vitally important, please dont ask why :(
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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Sooty655 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:53 pm

If they are of any help with the repairs, the broken trailling edges were left in the brick building next to the original 603 pan, where the jacks were stored.
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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Vulcan Lover » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:38 pm

i will go look, but i think it may have been cleared
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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Ray C » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:17 pm

Love the last shot on top....great job....VL....who would have thought two years ago....?
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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Vulcan Lover » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:28 pm

sorry, had to delete this
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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Mayfly » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:34 am

Good to see she's getting some attention now. :ymapplause:
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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Gaz » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:54 am

Great to see!

Nice work, all involved!

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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Avro683 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:09 pm

Wow, you can see the difference already!!
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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Vulcan Lover » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:32 pm

Guys, i have had to trim a few posts, good job i got an edit button!!! for reasons i cannot go into, the links, and some text had to go, please just accept this, its unfortunate, but it had to be done, the link, if anyone has used it, is now dead, we do have good reason,
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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Bovril » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:58 pm

elf and safety? walking on the wings etc?
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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Avro683 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:31 pm

Oh no.. hope H&S havent gotten involved? I did post it somewhere and as soon as the sites running again I will delete the link
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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Ray C » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:31 am

I hope the cleaning job was finished OK...? Surely H&S haven't put
the (Freeze on work)..... Anyway we're all speculating & I'm sure VL
will update us when he can. ;)
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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Vulcan Lover » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:20 pm

not been told officially, sorry, i cannot speculate :(
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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Avro683 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:20 am

Vulcan lover.. thread and link removed from the other forum.. :-$
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Re: So thats why they moved XM603...!

Postby Ray C » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:33 pm

Nipped down to see 603 this afternoon (wire side) even from the distance I could see she
was much improved for a good wash....I do hope things have not come to a halt.
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