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Re: XM655
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2011, 10:17:16 PM »
How long does the process of an engine removal actually take.... and is it about the same to re-instate? - I am sure that there are variables like how many technicians are on the task.
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« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2011, 11:20:26 PM »
well, as you say depends on number of people...  

we find about 2 working on removal prep is about as many as can get round the engine without getting in each others way, about 6 to drop her out, 2-3 of use spannering to look at condition...

wellesbourne no.3 so far has take about 1 day to prep for engine removal, 20 mins to drop her out, probably about 4 days looking at condition, then back in... so will probably take us about 6-8 days

I believe we are aiming to have 655 running again by late feb/march
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« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2011, 10:22:34 AM »
Many thanks. And for the Benny Hill augmented version.  Hope all goes well for getting XM655 running. Hope to make a trip to Wellesbourne this year.
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« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2011, 10:43:32 AM »
Wonderful!! Really must try to get down to see her run this year!
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« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2011, 12:07:38 PM »
Quote from: "dee"
Wonderful!! Really must try to get down to see her run this year!

Me too................ ;)
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Re: XM655
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2011, 02:47:32 PM »
wings and wheels is sunday the 26th June :D
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« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2011, 12:07:34 AM »
Nice to meet deeleyt at Wellesbourne today. :)  A good time to come calling when '655 was being pulled forward a bit, but you'll have to come back again another time for a proper look around.  I'm sure other forum members would have liked to say hello if they hadn't been so busy.

If anyone else is in the area on a Saturday, there is almost always someone there most of the day to show you around.   :)
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« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2011, 09:33:02 PM »
well 655 is back in her original position :) , we had to pull her forward to do some ground work behind the aircraft.
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Re: XM655
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2011, 10:39:15 PM »
hello
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Re: XM655
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2011, 10:42:29 PM »
Hello again.Can bovril or someone tell me why XH 558 was picked to fly again rather than XM655 or XL426?
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« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2011, 12:40:59 PM »
558 was the last flying vulcan, she replaced 426 as the VDF vulcan whilst in RAF service.

655, has the more powerful 301 series engines, and no zero hour spares.. the RAF kept a large amount of spare for 558, including new/services engines.

655 is the only 301 powered vulcan  still running.

655 spent a long time unloved on the airfield (about 10-12  years)and has spent all of her life after the RAF out in the elements :(

We aim to keep here as original as possible, and to keep he alive and running for as long as we can safely do so.
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« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2011, 04:53:18 PM »
And you can't get 655 out of Wellesbourne?
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« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2011, 04:58:57 PM »
very lightly loaded, it is thought she could have got out
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Re: XM655
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2011, 06:40:23 PM »


if you'd like a large one to print  ;) and put up somewhere ;)  click on the image :D
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