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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by dee on September 15, 2018, 05:13:34 PM »
Spitfire over the village around 1pm ish
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Sad News Of Vintage Crash
« Last post by Mayfly on August 05, 2018, 07:14:24 PM »
I had heard about it but didn't realise there were passengers on board.

Very sad.
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Radar Museum info required please read
« Last post by aleckeen on August 02, 2018, 11:05:32 PM »
It looks as though they have taken components of the RWR - Radio Warning Receiver (ARI-18228/1) and integrated them with a rotating antenna.



I can Identify the following (see anotated photo)

Control unit - 17172
Bearing indicator - 17171
Power Unit - 17203
Radio Receiver - 17170

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The antenna could be made up of parts taken from the antennas installed on the top of the Vulcans tail - and installed in what appears to be a rotating head.

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On the Vulcan there is one of these at each end of the tail fin assemble - one pointing forwards and the other to the rear.

The unit used the discriminated signal from these 2 antennas to work out from which direction the radiation came from and indicated it on the PPI - An audio out put was available on the intercom and the PRF was quite distinctly heard.
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Engineering / Re: Geoffrey Wellum
« Last post by PaulH2015 on July 26, 2018, 12:48:47 PM »

Enjoy your flight - Duxford I hope?

Yes, Duxford - weather permitting!  Ironically the place where Wellum first flew a Spitfire.
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Aviation Waffle / Re: RAF Scampton Closure
« Last post by PhillyJ on July 26, 2018, 09:47:10 AM »
Indeed, RAF Halton is next for the chop I believe. I took my Dad to one of his reunion days there a while back. We took a walk around the WWI trenches there and were used for training purposes, hopefully these and the historic Halton house will be preserved.
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Engineering / Re: Positive news re hangar funding in the latest e-mail!
« Last post by steve w on July 20, 2018, 05:14:40 PM »
Which is why regular engine runs, system exercising and maintenance are performed on XH558, which also generates revenue and keeps her in the public eye - last weekend's runs were sold out, which paid for the fuel etc.  :)
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Vulcan Village / Re: Vulcan to the Sky at RIAT 2018
« Last post by PhillyJ on July 19, 2018, 10:38:24 AM »
hard work but enjoyed every minute, got good suntan.
I bet Cliff, I saw the mobile sunshades your Guard of Honour had for you!
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Wellesbourne and XM655
« Last post by ADI on July 02, 2018, 09:16:06 PM »
Bruntingthorpe ^-^
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by StAthan lecky on May 30, 2018, 03:13:19 PM »
"Many thanks for taking the time to reply Steve"

As Alexandr said - "simples". The same explanation should have come from "t'management" but there you go.

Sam's reply says volumes about the Trust.  if the aircrew were needed earlier and had to stay overnight, no question.  How much would the cost saved compare to a few 100lbs of JET A1 cursing through the engines. :(


The actual cost was two destroyed engines and many shows cancelled during the investigation into the incident and loss of good will and trust by hundreds if not thousands of supporters due to the Trusts handling of the investigation and failure to be transparent as to the actual cause and who was culpable !

Mike (Ex Supporter)
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Former Aircrew / RAF Scampton Vulcan Bay Numbers?
« Last post by Lancaster50 on May 13, 2018, 12:40:42 PM »
Afternoon All

Does anyone know what were the Vulcan Parking Bay Numbers at RAF Scampton, with being a Vulcan nut!! it would be much appreciated.

Regards

Lancaster 50   
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