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Offline MrTim

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Re: Structural modifications
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2013, 05:55:14 PM »
Just reading the newsletter now which gives details about investigations into the wing mods and how this will be funded, but doesn't mention anything about engine life.  What's the latest on this?  People will want assurance that the wing mod investigations and work won't be in vain due to lack of engine life.
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Re: Structural modifications
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2013, 06:14:24 PM »
I'm sure work in that regard is on-going too, and that will lead to a full assessment later in the year when more facts are known. Ultimately, it appears the wing investigation is just the first part of a four-stage process and I'm sure the Trust will not proceed on to the latter parts if all elements involved in the flying life extension are not deemed worthwhile, both in terms of cost and the longevity of flying.
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Re: Structural modifications
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2013, 12:01:14 PM »
Following on from what PA28 said, this is my take on it, for what it is worth. (not a lot  ;) )

We attended the talk given by Andrew Edmondson at Norwich last November which I came away from feeling very positive about the future. He explained in some detail the work required for the life extension mods but also pointed out that engine life extension was in the hands of others (R.R.???) and he had little or no control over that.
To get Cranfield involved must be costing a fair bit, even just for the exploratory work, which I'm sure the Trust would not want to spend on a wild goose chase.
So, with my positive hat on, I am thinking that there must be at the very least, some positive vibes coming from whoever has to give the OK to extend engine life, other wise there just wouldn't be any point in spending that money.
Of course there is always the possibility that Cranfield are doing the initial work as a freeby but in the expensive world of aviation I somehow doubt that.

Andrew said in his talk that there was unlikely to be much definite news until around May. Once again it is bated breath time. The fat lady ain't finished singing yet.

JMHO as well.
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Re: Structural modifications
« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2013, 12:08:39 PM »
I hope you have all read the excellent article about the work that has been carried out.

http://www.vulcantothesky.org/news/431/ ... ase-1.html

Spent a very interesting day chatting with the guys from Cranfield who will be preparing the drawings for the parts.

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Re: Structural modifications
« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2013, 12:28:51 PM »
Spent a very interesting day chatting with the guys from Cranfield who will be preparing the drawings for the parts.

So is this a "Done Deal" then ?

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Re: Structural modifications
« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2013, 08:12:58 PM »
Quote from: "StAthan lecky"
Spent a very interesting day chatting with the guys from Cranfield who will be preparing the drawings for the parts.

So is this a "Done Deal" then ?

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Not at the moment Mike,

They are just preparing the drawings.

As was mentioned earlier in the thread there is an ongoing issue with engines which we need to sort out.

There would be very little point in sorting out the airframe if there were no engines to power it.

However there would be no chance of trying to get the drawings done, the mod approved, and the parts made over the winter.

I know the common conception is that we leave everything til the last moment but that is not actually the case.
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Re: Structural modifications
« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2013, 08:17:15 PM »
Belt and Braces then.  :D

Cover all eventualities. Good news.

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Re: Structural modifications
« Reply #37 on: September 12, 2013, 12:48:06 PM »
Resurrecting this thread....

When/if the wing mod goes ahead does any remaining FI left get carried over or is it lost?

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Re: Structural modifications
« Reply #38 on: September 12, 2013, 01:24:36 PM »
FI is not cumulative - the FI will be extended to the FI that was proposed for the aircraft with that mod applied.

Think I type all the right words in the right order this time :)


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Re: Structural modifications
« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2013, 01:32:57 PM »
As it happens there is not a huge amount of FI left to carry over anyway - which is why the mod has been planned for this winter.

I see the pledge thing has now reached £255,000....
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Re: Structural modifications
« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2013, 03:57:23 PM »
As it happens there is not a huge amount of FI left to carry over anyway - which is why the mod has been planned for this winter.

I see the pledge thing has now reached £255,000....

That's an awful lot of Jaffa Cakes  :P :D :P :D

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Re: Structural modifications
« Reply #41 on: September 12, 2013, 04:21:52 PM »
I know there wouldn't be a lot but as the extension doesn't give a huge amount either I just wanted to verify that as in the Military it wouldn't be carried over.

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Re: Structural modifications
« Reply #42 on: November 15, 2013, 09:48:22 AM »
Can't find anything regarding the life extension for the engines, was, has there been any outcome for these units from RR?

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Re: Structural modifications
« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2013, 10:17:27 AM »
Discussions are ongoing i think.
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Re: Structural modifications
« Reply #44 on: November 15, 2013, 12:44:30 PM »
OK thanks, I think it's a rather important subject regards the future.