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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by planenut on April 09, 2018, 07:22:41 AM »
Interesting comments and input from some. Sad to see the digs and jibes. Good to know that you are doing your best Smiler, thanks.

New members are always welcome, but if one was to browse the earlier postings, going way back, one would understand the quality of the Club and forum in the past. There is no need to enter the forum and commence attacking, but a chance to make constructive postings or ask questions.

XH558 is an example of a fantastic design, built for a purpose, and tested. The support for it has been fantastic, through an amazing time, and with an outstanding result in the return to a successful period of flight. The end of that period has led to a stalling of purpose whilst awaiting a satisfactory security of future location and support. We all hope that that future will provide a location which, along with the original aim of providing "education", will honour those who ensured the security of the life we live.

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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by smiler on April 08, 2018, 08:25:08 PM »
Well someone took it down without having the common decency to inform me of the reason.

If that person has the guts, put it back so that those that care can see and then their own judgements and comments.  OR tell me why I was so out of whack?

Ah, maybe I mentioned the TAFF word????

Taff, in the open, I expected better of you and, I suppose, do most of the remaining supporters either logging or just lurking and listening.

You were once a legend but now..... loyalties?......

How many minutes until this is taken down, comrades?

This is not personal but I fail to square what he is doing with the "volunteers" for the greater good of the Trust

But I've already heard from others that the airport will NOT allow 558 to use the runway i.e. Fast Taxy

Anyone care to correct this view?

I don't know what you are trying to say but I am not a moderator, however I do lurk to see what is written on the forum.

The new team of volunteers are doing an excellent job and they do what I ask, so if any of you have any issues in the way I look after 558 'sorry', its the best I can do!  As for Sam's comments they are not all factually correct and yes I use an adjustable spanner, in fact all of the team did at certain times whilst she was flying (didn't seem to do any harm then).

The aircraft is in good condition and we carried out this years servicing in all conditions and to finish off todays ground runs went well including the functional check of the AAPP.
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by Paramania 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.
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by jakspeed 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?”




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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by Paramania 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.
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by wcg on April 08, 2018, 01:04:55 PM »
Remember, though, it's not just Moderators who can remove posts....and if someone other than a Mod removes them, they won't show up as having been moderated.

And on a different note....
Post on UKAR earlier today saying :
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Engine runs in about 45 mins.. A crowd gathering.
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by jakspeed 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..........
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by dee on April 08, 2018, 09:49:19 AM »
What have i missed!!!??
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by ascot5046 on April 07, 2018, 11:25:07 PM »
Well someone took it down without having the common decency to inform me of the reason.

If that person has the guts, put it back so that those that care can see and then their own judgements and comments.  OR tell me why I was so out of whack?

Ah, maybe I mentioned the TAFF word????

Taff, in the open, I expected better of you and, I suppose, do most of the remaining supporters either logging or just lurking and listening.

You were once a legend but now..... loyalties?......

How many minutes until this is taken down, comrades?

This is not personal but I fail to square what he is doing with the "volunteers" for the greater good of the Trust

But I've already heard from others that the airport will NOT allow 558 to use the runway i.e. Fast Taxy

Anyone care to correct this view?
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by brains_mt on April 07, 2018, 08:02:17 PM »
Can't see anything in the mods area. Sorry  :(
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