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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: April 08, 2018, 08:06:57 PM »

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.

Definitely getting to grips with the English language after your first couple of posts on this forum - how DARE you have a go at Sam  >:( >:( >:( >:(

“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?”

And -

“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: April 08, 2018, 11:48:55 AM »
What have i missed!!!??

If you get email notifications when someone else has posted then you should be able to go back through them and find it - if not then I’ll send you it!

Be interesting to know who removed it though..........

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Comments on the new hangar plans!
« on: March 09, 2018, 11:45:08 AM »
I'm looking forward to working with the development team on the new hangar #excitingtimes

Oooooooo!!! They must have the funding secured then - please tell us more!!

Bloody awesome photos!!!! Thanks for posting Andy! ;)

Makes me realise just how much I miss 558, all the friends I made and all the fun days down Doggers Lane plus clocking up the miles in my old red Merc.
And, of course, those wonderful days in the hanger when Dee and I became Scrubbers!

If only it all had a happy ending................................

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: February 27, 2018, 08:26:34 AM »

What really upsets me is that for all that money there really is nothing to show for it, no hanger, no prospect of taxi runs, the aircraft stuck out in the weather next to a sewage treatment works (that was the official name for them when I worked for Anglian Water who own that site) providing scant shelter to a Canberra bought using funds which we the public (and club members) had donated to help keep 558 cared for, no prospect of an investor to build a hanger and only a few weeks of cash reserves left.

Couldn't have put it better, Andy, my thoughts exactly.

In the heyday of her flying with all the excitement, expectations and sheer love for the old girl - who could have predicted it ending with her stuck outside next to a sewage for months with no public access and no shelter? It beggars belief!

I know Dee and I used to fret the odd times she was parked outside the hanger overnight!

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

Aviation Waffle / Re: MH370 Search to restart
« on: February 08, 2018, 11:37:04 AM »
The Seabed Constructor has now completed the first part of the search.

Updates here:-

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Comments on the new hangar plans!
« on: December 21, 2017, 09:55:28 PM »
Won’t be long before the begging bowls are out again - ‘oh joy, we have the planning for the Hanger now give us yer money so we can build it!!!’

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: December 17, 2017, 08:48:42 PM »
Shocking to see wasnt it Jax!!!

Yes, it was shocking........................ :-[

I’ve seen the pics of her outside but that didn’t prepare me for seeing her from Old Bawtry Road, looked like she was taxiing to the threshold waiting to take off.............

Heartbreaking doesn’t even scratch the surface  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: December 16, 2017, 07:14:06 PM »
For those of you who can’t get to Finningley here’s a few pics from my visit today - words fail me  :(

Engineering / Re: How would you feel?
« on: December 16, 2017, 06:45:44 PM »
Welcome back Sam!!xx

Ditto what my fellow Trollope says - we miss you Sam!!!! X x x

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: December 04, 2017, 02:16:22 PM »
I don't know what the outgoings are now but I do hope that the majority of the money raised by the names under the wing appeal has been put aside for good use to benefit the aircraft rather than all being wasted on needless wages.

Isn’t one of the Trustees registered on here? I’m sure he’d be more than happy to answer this question  ;)

Also VTTS have had over £300,000 donated via the appeal earlier this year and the names on sticky back plastic plus other donations and profits from the webstore, raffle etc - maybe he could let us know where these funds are going to?

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: December 04, 2017, 09:05:52 AM »
I've done what I can only do and stopped funding from my fixed income.

I stopped my monthly donation in Sept 2015, a month before she was grounded, because I didn’t agree with the Trusts retirement plans for her.

No one contacted me to ask why I cancelled the Direct Debit, to say thanks for your support or diddlysquat!!

As ascot5046 says - NFI..............

But I bet they would have been FI if it had been a substantial amount every month  >:(

Edited to add - I now sponsor a ginger tom called Rupert at my local cats home instead!!

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: December 01, 2017, 10:11:50 PM »
So - another aircraft associated with the ‘Trust’ is assigned to sit outside in the winter   >:(

This is all so UNBELIEVABLE!!!!

And still the email newsletter bleats buy this, buy that, give us your money so we can have a good Christmas...................

After all the beautiful, happy times 558 gave us - who could have predicted she would be sat outside in winter with jacks under her ‘arse to stop her tipping up in case of heavy snow...............

Sorry but I just cannot comprehend how the Trust can justify their existence now - where the HELL is all the money going?? Not on these precious aircraft that’s for sure!!!

Absolutely and utterly DISGUSTED  >:( >:( >:( >:(

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