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Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:59 pm
by Mike Bull
Undercarriage failed to lock, they think...was soon back up on it's wheels and in the hangar. It'll Fix.

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Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:20 pm
by Black Knight
ARCO engineers have been & looked it over & are confident it'll be back in the air in no time at all.

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:14 pm
by Richie
But is this a pucker spit, or yet another data plate on a recreated airframe ?

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:38 pm
by Mike Bull
It's essentially a data plate job, yes.

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:08 pm
by Richie
Love the dramatic headphone toss onto the wings.

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:04 pm
by Mike Bull
...and that Spitfire was already having engine runs today, yay! Just a few dented panels, but fortunately, no shock loading of the engine then.

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:52 am
by mtskull
Mike Bull wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:04 pm
...and that Spitfire was already having engine runs today, yay! Just a few dented panels, but fortunately, no shock loading of the engine then.
I haven't seen a video of the incident but, judging by the state of the propellor blades, it appears that it was windmilling rather than under power when the prop struck.

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:03 am
by Mike Bull
Meanwhile, they reckon a minimum of 2 years to repair the Sea Vixen; cause was a seized hydraulic pump that fractured the quill shaft at the design weak spot.

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:59 pm
by Renegadenemo
cause was a seized hydraulic pump that fractured the quill shaft at the design weak spot.
We know all about those having had to re-engineer the hyd' pump drive for the Orph' to get our water brake working but surely the Sea Vixen has a pump on each engine and accumulators and all that gubbins? How can a single failed pump cause an accident like that?

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:26 pm
by Mike Bull
No idea, but here's what you get when you scrape your auxiliary gearbox down a runway-

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