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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: April 08, 2018, 08:22:48 PM »
Easy Jakspeed, whoever you are.  Try drinking a bottle of real Vodka and working out which one of the seven languages you speak sounds best at 1am in the morning😂😂🍷🍷

By the way - I wasn’t having a go at Sam, and I am sure he’s capable of answering my points if he sees fit.  This is not a Sam fanpage, this is a Vulcan forum.  Stick to your the facts please.

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: April 08, 2018, 07:41:27 PM »
So the winter service is complete and the only job that needs to be done is the replacement of the AAPP starter motor...

Despite the fact there is (or was) a serviceable AAPP in the stores the decision is made to drop the dog out of the box and change the starter motor in situ in service this would be done without dropping the dog - but obviously that was too hard for the volunteers.  If you've dropped the dog - you may a well replace it.

We have (or had - unless Bob has sold it) a proper stand for the dog but the "volunteer engineers" decided to drop the unit onto the top of a wooden step on a safety raiser and work on it there...

Nice to see the "engineers" have found the adjustable spanners in the tool box (I wonder what happened to all the real spanners) - what a great inspiration to the next generation of engineers and aviators.

And finally the paperwork which has been used - where have they found that piece of waste paper?  There are boxes of books in Delta Court - there were even books in the van, this looks like it has been photocopied from the back of a comic.

I know people will think I'm just being bitter but when you think how far this has fallen in just one year you may be able to see where I'm coming from.  I have no objection to volunteers "making do" but here there is (or shouldn't be) any excuse.  All of the tools, equipment, publications and expertise are available to the "volunteer engineering team" but they choose not to use them.

Still ready for another hard summer of ragging 558 to pay the wages and the pension plans...

Sorry but looking at the pictures, there is no way that starter motor could possibly be changed in situ.  I would also say that you only replace the suspect part, as there may be faults in other parts of a larger system.  I thought YOU Sam would appreciate that.  All electrical and electronic technicians know that.  What you are suggesting is akin to replacing a broken fan in a domestic boiler by fitting a new boiler.  Sounds like you have little to no idea about electrical fault finding - I would love to be your car mechanic!

As for adjustable spanners - I would have thought all standard RAF Shadow boards would have carried at least 2 different sizes.  That probably means that YOU have used them yourself whilst in Service.  Why don’t you stop back biting and pitch in and volunteer yourself, if you are so concerned?

I, for one, am immensely impressed with what the new team are managing to do - taking out the Rover unit cannot have been easy, even for an experienced team of professionals.  I think the volunteers, led by Taff need praise, rather than criticism from someone who should understand the intricacies of what they have to do.

Be a bit kinder, Sam - they seem to be doing ok, if today’s engine run went as well as people are posting on other forums.

Ways To Raise Funding / Comments on the new hangar plans!
« on: September 30, 2017, 10:22:36 PM »
Let's keep this positive, what do you think of the new plans - and do you have any suggestions to improve.  I'm sure that the Trust people still read this forum.  One rule:

- Don't ask questions that are answered in the documents.

Chocks out, GO!

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Funding the new hangar - how?
« on: September 29, 2017, 11:58:02 PM »
Maybe they can lift the new hangar too!

Engineering / Re: How would you feel?
« on: September 17, 2017, 11:40:56 PM »
Well the quiet Monday came and went.

Still no replies from the grown ups.

Guess they have reverted to type and are now just ignoring us and hope that we will all get bored and go away....
Pretty much my thoughts Sam !what a rubbish line of communication the Trust have adopted,still so long as people continue to be sucked in to donating and spending money with them they will just continue on and ignore our questions and comments,I wouldn't be surprised if they shut the Forum down to finaly silence us !!




I seem to remember when they set up the trust, that Mr Edmondson dictated that no member of the Trust employees was to post on any forum including this one, but both Sam and I did ????????

Not really how I recall it Denis?

As you probably remember myself and others were frequent contributors to this and many other forums throughout the restoration and I always did my level best to pass on as much engineering information and progress updates as I physically had the opportunity to.

This was in fact one of the main areas that both Andrew and Robert said they would like me to focus on when offering me a position in the team for the flying phase.

Hi Ron - would you return to 558 engineering if you were invited back?

She could probably do with some qualified engineers around her now the staff have been laid off!

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: August 07, 2017, 12:05:39 AM »
I understand that all of my authorisations have been kept up to date and I was forced to leave my stamp behind when I was sacked from the company.  I shall be very annoyed if I find out that my authorisations and signature are being used to certify work which I have not carried out.
I'm no expert, but is it really just a "stamp" that certifies work on aircraft?

I thought there must be more oversight than that, I hope there is - otherwise I might have to rethink the idea of the first holiday abroad in ages!

Surely, aircraft workers have to be supervised by a competent person.  That competent person, surely has to be authorised by an authorising body, who is regulated by the CAA?  Please tell me that someone can't just "forge" signatures and use someone else's stamp :-[

Or was was just a weekends worth of beer talking, because that seems quite a serious accusation?

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: July 30, 2017, 02:43:33 AM »
Dark Side ????,with two posts under your belt I doubt very much that it makes you an expert on the subject,ask Sam and the dedicated volunteers (not the new batch) what the truth of the matter is !!

I thank you for you coment Mike,  I am sorry for new, but follow sometime.  I hope not problem.  I as well follow site "UKAR". It and me will laugh out loud. You as well?

I think "Sad Sam", some story to tell - yes?

I no wish to offend, is not welcome here?

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: July 30, 2017, 02:23:24 AM »
Not likely,  for what it's worth I don't think Brunty was the right place for her either.

I also don't think she should have been retired at all.

A plan was presented to the management but they did not act on it.

I believe that 558 would still be flying if we had pursued a different course of action.

A lot of other stuff  that should have happened never did and I wonder now how serious we were about any of it....

I buy you a beer or too to hear that plan Sad Sam.

You must know things. I would want to hear it possibly?

Return me know?

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: July 28, 2017, 09:51:52 PM »
So it's (it is)good news if crew chief thinks it will be ok.  Probably best chaining her down for the winter make sure the wind or snow don't cause unnecessary problems.  Looking forward to hearing that building is starting.  There is loads of crap about never happening on "Dark Side" - they seem to be in a feeding frenzy (as Sam say).  Makes me lmao.

And it's so active! It make me laaarrfff.

Sorry I did correct English again - Thank

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« 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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