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Re: XM655

Postby Sooty655 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:58 am

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Dougs wrote:Oh dear u got problems with the knicker draw not shutting :(

i don't think it should have been opened pilot finger trouble me thinks.Looks like the towing arm was left with the adjuster still pinned to the top half when the aircraft was towed back which don't do um a lot of good i know i've done it myself.Nice pics Clive.


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You're right, Mark. The adjuster was accidentally left connected, but the main pin in the sliding joint was removed, and luckily no damage was done. Need to make sure it doesn't happen again, though.

As for the knicker drawer, lets just say it was a mis-understanding. ;)
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Re: XM655

Postby Sooty655 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:11 pm

Pleased to report that we have finished strangling the electrical gremlins which invaded '655 during the EGR a couple of weeks ago.

All serviceable again now. :) :) :)
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Re: XM655

Postby Mayfly » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:27 pm

May I ask what the problem was?
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Re: XM655

Postby Sooty655 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:46 pm

Mayfly wrote:May I ask what the problem was?


Blown fuses in the AC main (primary) distribution system. They have multiple redundancy, so they all have to be tested and the bad ones replaced before load is re-applied. Just finding and fixing a few means that they will blow again when enough load is put on.

There may have been a few blown (but undetected) to start with, but then when the aircraft was abandoned during the drills, one alternator was left trying to carry the load as the engine ran down. :( :(

Reducing voltage equals increasing current equals blown fuses. In the last couple of Saturdays, Len has pulled, tested and replaced well over 100 of them. :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: XM655

Postby Mayfly » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:55 am

Thanks Sooty

Next question - are the fuses expensive and is there a ready supply?
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Re: XM655

Postby Ramshornvortex » Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:42 am

Short answers (in order):

No idea, but being an aircraft part, probably obscenely so....
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Re: XM655

Postby Crew chief » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:36 pm

Are yes the power bay, I remember spending a good few hours in there back in the early pre MaPS days checking all the fuses, such fun in winter time by the light of a torch. :)

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Re: XM655

Postby Sooty655 » Wed May 01, 2013 12:06 pm

MaPS AGM is this Saturday 4th May at 10.30 in the Wellington Room at On Track Aviation, Wellesbourne Airfield (near to the Control Tower and Touchdown Cafe).

We ask as many members as possible to attend ~ it gets rather boring if it is just the usual volunteers.

We can recommend the Touchdown Cafe for your lunch break, and in the afternoon we will be doing systems demonstrations on XM655.
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Re: XM655

Postby Minty4371 » Fri May 03, 2013 9:31 pm

Sincere apologies to MaPS for my non attendance at the AGM tomorrow :( :( :(.
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Re: XM655

Postby Bovril » Tue May 28, 2013 10:21 pm

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Re: XM655

Postby Mayfly » Wed May 29, 2013 9:55 am

Oooooo that looks good :ymapplause:
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Re: XM655

Postby Gully » Wed May 29, 2013 1:26 pm

Looking forward to W&W again this year - should be there early with the VTTSC stand.

Apologies for missing MaPS' AGM this year - I was hill walking in the Scottish Highlands!

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Re: XM655

Postby 10680 » Wed May 29, 2013 1:52 pm

It's been my ambition to see a Vulcan in anti-flash. :ymapplause: :D
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Re: XM655

Postby Ramshornvortex » Wed May 29, 2013 3:40 pm

Gully wrote:Apologies for missing MaPS' AGM this year - I was hill walking in the Scottish Highlands!

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You didn't have 298 of the other Members with you by any chance??

Mayfly wrote:Oooooo that looks good :ymapplause:


It looks AND sounds good. It flies pretty well too (I was going to say like a real aeroplane, but then at 1/6th scale, it IS a real aeroplane!
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Re: XM655

Postby Mayfly » Wed May 29, 2013 3:46 pm

Well against a distant back drop or sky you will think it is full sized in photos!! :))
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Re: XM655

Postby Gully » Thu May 30, 2013 1:22 pm

It's a great model - saw it at the LMA event at Rougham a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, the Sunday flight was curtailed by something falling off the aircraft, but it landed safely!

The LMA also has a very special VC10 model, which is simply stunning. :ymapplause:

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Re: XM655

Postby Mayfly » Thu May 30, 2013 2:26 pm

Yes I've seen photos of the VC10 and that does look full size.
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Re: XM655

Postby Bovril » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:37 pm

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Re: XM655

Postby Blue_2 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:02 am

Hope everything goes well for 655 on Sunday, sadly I can't make it :(
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Re: XM655

Postby Jogger321 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:35 am

I can see the times that XM655 is planning to strut her stuff

...Any timings on the models flying at all?
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Re: XM655

Postby Dougs » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:05 pm

sadly i cant come over either the last one i came to was year before last it was awsome thought mr Polit was going to take off :ymapplause: very sunny too, hope you guys have a fantasic time and she shows her stuff!!
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Re: XM655

Postby Rob P » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:12 pm

Great day at Wellesbourne yesterday. Thank you to everyone involved.
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Re: XM655

Postby Snapper » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:14 pm

I've finally completed the upload of my photos from last Sundays "Wellesbourne Wings & Wheels". Featuring XM655 on the ground and a WHITE XH558 in the air...I hope you enjoy taking a view.

http://evergreen.zenfolio.com/p893606294#h63b53069
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Re: XM655

Postby Minty4371 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:56 pm

Thank you Clive. Very good. Shows what I missed.
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Re: XM655

Postby Snapper » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:51 pm

For those people who visited Wings & Wheels at Wellesbourne 10 days ago you may have noticed another photographer with me during the Vulcan runs. The difference being he was a Professional Video man whereas I am but a mere amateur snapper.
Anyway his name is Stewart Lawley and he is "Head of Production" at EKO7 Productions. He's now sent me links this morning to some of his excellent footage that he's uploaded to his Youtube account and I thought you may wish to take a look.

Vulcan Bomber Fast Taxi:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f40Kcdp49vU

Vulcan Bomber Slow Taxi:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DX_SsGTYJI

RC Vulcan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZux5hflRs8

Dakota Flyby:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SclkpSAmjzY

If you are able to - please leave comments on his Youtube video pages. Its certainly somebody we would want to encourage.
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