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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by Paramania on July 12, 2017, 06:58:18 PM »
I'm enjoying the squabble - usual arguments, if I could be bothered to read all of them I would probably have even more fun ;D
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by Sad Sam on July 12, 2017, 02:25:52 PM »
Yes I know that they are reading and quoting the comments.

I do look at that forum (and have done for the last six or seven years)  I don't post as the trust frowned upon us (the groundcrew) posting anything on the internet.  They do love to hate us (bit strange for a group of "aviation enthusiasts") but that thread is now over 200 pages - and that is version 3 or 4!

I am quite interested in the comments by one of the posters "Neverfuel" who claims to only have a passing interest in 558 but can somehow name nearly all of the remaining members of staff.  He seems to think that as I was paid to work on 558 I should now be going back every spare moment I have to look after her for nothing.

Leave the thread where it is - hardly anyone comes on here now anyway....
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by sickbag_andy on July 12, 2017, 09:44:48 AM »
The latest I have heard is that all three aircraft will be moved outside at the end of the month....

There is a plan to cover them up with tarpaulins - I can think of no reason to do this other than to try and hide the fact that they are outside.  It certainly will not give them any protection from the weather and judging by the state of the VC 10's when they left Abingdon will only serve to promote the corrosion and degradation.

It seems there is a problem with the planning permission for the land for the new hangar so Iguess they won't be moving in by the end of 2017.

I have heard that there was another secret engine run last week.

I have also heard that 558 has been dinked and is need of some paint repair - if the paint needs to be repaired what has happened to the structure?

It's all looking very like the group that "took over" the Shackleton at Coventry, they then spent all of the money which had been donated having fun trying carrying out runs to train up people who had never been near an aircraft in their lives.

Sam - are you aware that this (and other posts of your's) are being copied and pasted on UKARSE verbatim, this is quoted in full on page 223 of their Vulcan topic by their most un-charming aggressive poster of them all (Dano'Hating if you weren't aware) followed of course by his usual standard of vitriol in reply. There are other smaller quotes elsewhere too, I do hope (but doubt) they have asked your permission to reproduce your statements!

Even by their standards it had become most aggressive and un-savoury on there in the last few days, quite surprised when I looked this morning, hopefully RIAT will prove a temporary distraction over the next day or two for those of them who are above school age although the way they behave I doubt it!

It does make me wonder whether this topic should be moved into a more private section of the forum?
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by 558_sam on July 11, 2017, 02:11:58 PM »

I have also heard that 558 has been dinked and is need of some paint repair - if the paint needs to be repaired what has happened to the structure?


Just wondering where you have heard this from Sam. I haven't seen anything else relating to it.
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by Sad Sam on July 07, 2017, 05:21:41 PM »
The canopy does not leak if the canopy seal is inflated.  The problem with that is you need a a Nitrogen trolley to recharge the system.  The trolley was empty last time I looked and since the trust does not seem too keen to spend any money I wonder if they have been back to the supplier to get refilled bottles.

There is a canopy cover for 558 and also a full set of covers for 163 so I wonder why they are even thinking about shrouding the jets in tarpaulins (unless it is to disguise the fact that they have been dumped outside.)

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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by Tutorboy on July 07, 2017, 05:09:32 PM »
Just for the record we flew with small towels not because it was ever wet but because it was often extremely hot!

Bill
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by CLIFFORD on July 06, 2017, 01:43:40 PM »
we all know that the canopy on 558 leaks, Martin always took a towel with him when he flew, have we got a cover for the canopy like 655?. if not lets get one. :-[
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by dee on July 04, 2017, 07:24:13 PM »
 >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by StAthan lecky on July 04, 2017, 03:07:55 PM »
I shouldn't think that the owner of the "Swift" will be very happy with this outcome,I doubt he/she signed up for this when the aircraft was placed on long term loan to the Trust,you are correct about the tarpaulins,they will keep moisture in rather than keep it out ! better to not fit it at all !

Mike
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by Sad Sam on July 04, 2017, 02:46:09 PM »
The latest I have heard is that all three aircraft will be moved outside at the end of the month....

There is a plan to cover them up with tarpaulins - I can think of no reason to do this other than to try and hide the fact that they are outside.  It certainly will not give them any protection from the weather and judging by the state of the VC 10's when they left Abingdon will only serve to promote the corrosion and degradation.

It seems there is a problem with the planning permission for the land for the new hangar so Iguess they won't be moving in by the end of 2017.

I have heard that there was another secret engine run last week.

I have also heard that 558 has been dinked and is need of some paint repair - if the paint needs to be repaired what has happened to the structure?

It's all looking very like the group that "took over" the Shackleton at Coventry, they then spent all of the money which had been donated having fun trying carrying out runs to train up people who had never been near an aircraft in their lives.

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