The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

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Post by quicksilver-wsr » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:19 pm

A significant incident involving the Red Arrows, unfortunately ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-nort ... s-43476222

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Post by quicksilver-wsr » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:32 pm

One fatality, sadly, according to the information I have.

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Post by Mike Bull » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:33 pm

Confirmed now that the pilot survived but the engineer was killed. :cry:

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Post by Canopener Al » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:03 am



Last Saturday. Left one wouldn't start (we know why) but the right one did. Shut down was due to a small hydraulic leak from the cast drain pipe of the EDP. First time it have been used in other12 years! We got righty into afterburn on PTR at 90 percent NH.

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Post by Stuart Baker » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:27 pm

Looks and sounds great Al! Do you inhibit the engines for storage? Those pesky rubber bits don’t like being left in static fuel... this ( http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/201 ... ision1.pdf )was issued following the Shoreham accident, and whilst not a contributing factor in that accident, reflected the fact that a similar directive issued following a Hunter accident in 1988 had been poorly implemented. The Adour engine is not listed in the MPD as there are no Jaguars or Hawks on the civil register.

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Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:31 am

Looks and sounds great Al! Do you inhibit the engines for storage?
Fantastic! I lways love to see old machines fired up and brought back to life - in case you didn't know that...

Congratulations on getting a tune out of her and very well done. Those pesky folks at a certain aerospace giant who don't help us at all scared the living bejesus out of me years ago with tales of modern, sulphur-laden fuels with no lubricity additives dissolving all the silvered bearings out of our pricesless fuel system in a heartbeat; so the moment we stop running an engine it gets sluiced through with Aeroshell #1 before it can start to decay. Expensive - but how much do you love your fuel system?
Anyways, I'm sure you know all this already but if not, this Stuart bloke seems to know his onions... ;)
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Post by Canopener Al » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:23 am

Hi Stu, yes the Aeroshell 1. The engines had been sat and abused at Cosford for 30 odd years. I would hope they had been inhibited out of the bay before they were turned into GI engines, but possibly not. We got the three years ago. To inhibit needs a rig and the fuild.. And the money to buy both. That is the hard bit, the Museum is not a big one nor one that gets a great income, so to justify forking out one is never going to get the paymasters on side. I do have 3 other guys who have many years working on Adours. Yes I am aware of that MPD on inhibiting engines not in use, but it is a bit late for these now. We will do regular anti det runs from now on. It does help that we are sticking F34 in as standard. This airframe is never going to fly again. Perfect world. Even Blubird fund raising post Bute suffered the effect that joe public loves seeing things, but will in general wish to pay FA squared for it.

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Post by pmc » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:45 am

Recently from the Wings Museum: firing up a restored Merlin.

WW2 Engine Reborn - Buried for 70 years the story of Halifax JD150

This crowd might appreciate the (claimed) low-loof focus of the project.

"We really wanted right from the beginning to keep everything as original as possible [...] whereas you could quite easily replace parts we would rather repair parts and use the original."
"We are proud to say that a lot of effort has gone into preserving the original engine - a lot of repairs done - and it is 90% that aircraft that engine."

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Post by Mike Bull » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:43 am

Lovely! Like a lot of machinery, dead engines in museums are the most boring things (Unless they prove to be a handy source of spares!) so it's always nice to see them doing their thing.

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Post by Jordangbr » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:36 pm

Bravo chaps
Bangers!
You must have known I was coming!

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