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Re: No 2 ECU problem
« Reply #30 on: July 06, 2011, 10:39:24 PM »
I thought the tanks were bladdered?  So, if you turn it upsidedown it makes no difference as in theory there's no air space anyway?
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Re: No 2 ECU problem
« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2011, 10:48:09 PM »
Not only that but the fact that a wingover is at 1G there wouldn't be any negative effects on the fuel or oil.
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Re: No 2 ECU problem
« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2011, 11:27:54 PM »
The CMFS is mounted on the bottom of the engine and can be removed with a large chunk of spanner work and one or two mini-hoists.

I think if I remember correctly that the Bags in the tanks are fixed and not collapsable therfore are vented.
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Re: No 2 ECU problem
« Reply #33 on: July 07, 2011, 08:23:08 AM »
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I can't be more specific than that because I am sat about 180 miles away from the action.  I wouldn't expect much comment from TB & Smiler as I suspect they are running around like blue @rsed flies in order to get everything done in time for Yeovilton; however, if I get any more info, I'll pass it on.

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Thanks Oberon for the up date ;)  Just when you though would have a little "Holiday" all hell breaks loose :roll:  :roll:  I bet your phone is melting with the calls from Smiler & Co.

Good luck today lads & Toni, I bet she know her way back to Donny with her eyes closed (Closer than Lyneham ;) )

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Re: No 2 ECU problem
« Reply #34 on: July 07, 2011, 09:52:18 AM »
Any news from Waddington ?? :?:
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Re: No 2 ECU problem
« Reply #35 on: July 07, 2011, 10:08:41 AM »
They are just about ready to take the old CMFS off.



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Re: No 2 ECU problem
« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2011, 10:32:08 AM »
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They are just about ready to take the old CMFS off.



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Have they moved into a hangar or braving the elements on the pan?  A bit windy today.

Also, has the replacement arrived safely?
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Re: No 2 ECU problem
« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2011, 10:44:23 AM »
They're braving the elements and doing the job outside.
CMFS arrived safely, in it's box, yesterday afternoon.

I don't expect any further updates from the boys for a while now, as I reckon their main focus will be to do the job and run the engine to confirm that the fault has cleared.  For those of you in the know, they will have to carry out SP401 (Servicing Procedure) which entails a couple of hours of engine runs before they can declare it serviceable, or otherwise :(

I will keep you updated as and when I find anything out.



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Re: No 2 ECU problem
« Reply #38 on: July 07, 2011, 10:48:15 AM »
Cheers Obi - fingers crossed that everything goes okay today.
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Re: No 2 ECU problem
« Reply #39 on: July 07, 2011, 10:53:05 AM »
Thanks Oberon, fingers crossed all goes smoothly and please pass on our best wishes !  Hope somebody is keeping them supplied with tea and JC as they work on :lol:  presumably if all goes well they ll be able to depart tomorrow ?
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Re: No 2 ECU problem
« Reply #40 on: July 07, 2011, 11:01:53 AM »
The current plan is to have the runs completed by this afternoon - assuming no hiccups.  The aircraft will leave tomorrow morning sometime (no timings yet).  Mackrick & myself will go down to Yeovilton early on to await its arrival and the rest of the boys will chase it down from Waddington, a five hour journey I would think.

However, the best laid plans of mice and men etc...... our plans are always flexible.



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Re: No 2 ECU problem
« Reply #41 on: July 07, 2011, 11:12:20 AM »
Thanks for the update Oberon.  Done the job a couple of times myself in the open. OK this time of year but not a winter's task.  :(   Not too far away here. With a following wind I might even hear the howls as the runs are carried out. Fond memories.  :D  I was talking with an ex 35 Sqn crew chief at the WAVE last Tuesday when she was due to leave.  We pulled up a sand bag or two and had a good reminiscent chat about good times on the fleet  :)
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Re: No 2 ECU problem
« Reply #42 on: July 07, 2011, 11:16:30 AM »
Hope all goes well for today guys.................................  :D
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Re: No 2 ECU problem
« Reply #43 on: July 07, 2011, 12:15:53 PM »
For those of you who own part one of the Restoration DVD series (If not, why not?  :lol: ) go to 1 hour and 8 minutes in and you can see a CMFS removal from one of the engines. This removal has the benefit of being conducted in a hangar and on an engine out of the airframe but you do get an idea of what the boys (and Toni  ;) ) are going through...

And those of you who are unable to watch the DVD will buy it from here or the village won't you  :D  Promise?  :lol:
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Re: No 2 ECU problem
« Reply #44 on: July 07, 2011, 12:23:02 PM »
They have just removed all the bolts and are ready to lower the CMFS down.


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