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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by dee on February 21, 2018, 01:05:36 PM »
Happy birthday Squadron Leader Peter Thomas
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by minty4371 on February 21, 2018, 09:56:41 AM »
It is Squadron Leader Peter Thomas's birthday today.  He is 92.
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by jakspeed on February 21, 2018, 08:35:53 AM »
She is nothing now but a CASH COW!! its disgusting >:D >:D

But they've got their wages to pay Dee!!! And nice warm offices to heat!!!

558 doesn't matter to them as long as she still pulls cash in  >:( >:( >:(
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by dee on February 21, 2018, 08:19:09 AM »
She is nothing now but a CASH COW!! its disgusting >:D >:D
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by minty4371 on February 20, 2018, 10:51:23 PM »
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by Pujgnie on February 20, 2018, 06:11:38 PM »
Whatever way I look at it, plastering 558 with stickers is just wrong, and not what any aircraft where there are ambitions of it being the centre of an exhibition should look like.

I bet DT has a few choice words on the whole affair Pam  ;)
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by Mayfly on February 20, 2018, 11:00:49 AM »
Whatever way I look at it, plastering 558 with stickers is just wrong, and not what any aircraft where there are ambitions of it being the centre of an exhibition should look like.
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by Sad Sam on February 19, 2018, 11:06:00 PM »
It changed back to the original title after I had posted...

So sad the way this has ended.  The "celebration" at Bruntingthorpe looks like nothing more than an elaborate piss take and another way to raise money for the wage bill.  I see there is now yet another "limited" opportunity to get your name on the wing, I guess these will carry on until 558 is completely covered with sticky back plastic  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

At least the plastic will keep the rain out of the joints Sam !!

Mike

Sadly not.  the way the stickers have been applied there is a far better chance that water will sit in the joints between the skins and the mag alloy stringer will rot even faster.

If you want to know what the result of that will be cast your mind back to the Bruntingthorpe major and the skins being peeled back to replace the stringers above the undercarriage bays.

I have also heard that there were some problems getting the first batch of stickers to stick - so the solution was to drill a few holes in the skin and attach the stickers using screws and penny washers.  If this turns out to be more than a rumor.....

Of course that will not happen now as there is no intention of using 558 as anything more than an expensive backdrop for parties and a fundraising machine to pay the executive wage bill...
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Douglas C54 Skymaster at North Weald
« Last post by Sad Sam on February 18, 2018, 06:41:10 PM »
We have launched another appeal on the just giving web site (via facebook) 

The target is to raise £2000 to pay for engine strip down and inspection.

So far we have raised £100.00

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/c54skymaster56498engineinspections?utm_id=107&utm_term=BAa3dPkDR

The first engine will be in the workshop next week and Weald are prepared to start work if we give them 10% of the inspection fee (£180)

I shall pay the deposit (I've also contributed the £100 donation)

It would be nice if a few more people could chip in as sadly I don't have the money to pay for the work myself...
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