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Offline PA28

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Operation 2015 launches - to run all season.
« on: June 07, 2013, 02:01:35 PM »
Operation 2015

We are delighted to announce that it is now technically possible to extend XH558's flying life - but we need the funding to do it.
This work will run in tandem with the 2013 Winter Service and we need to see a total of £400,000 pledged by October this year before we can be assured of success to complete both the service and airframe modifications.

This also assumes we are able to keep the income stream going through the summer to cover existing overheads.

See full details here: http://operation2015.org/index.html
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Re: Operation 2015 launches - to run all season.
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013, 02:09:40 PM »
Hi Ian

When will this start? I have tried to pledge straight away, after filling in the details of my address etc there are no buttons to submit my pledge yet!!!!!

I probably missed something along the way "Early bird " trying to show immediate support etc. ;)  ;)

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Re: Operation 2015 launches - to run all season.
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2013, 02:42:29 PM »
I used it at 2 15  no prob
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Re: Operation 2015 launches - to run all season.
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2013, 03:00:04 PM »
Yes it is all clear now on my main computer  :D  :D I was looking at the website on my tablet & the send button was not showing for some reason :?:  :?:

Pledge made now on my main computer LOL  ;)  ;)

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Re: Operation 2015 launches - to run all season.
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2013, 04:56:32 PM »
I'm not able to pladge as I get an error when I click "Send". :(

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Re: Operation 2015 launches - to run all season.
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013, 05:08:42 PM »
Hmmm tried again, got the same message and then a couple of minutes later I got two emails about my pledges! Did I just double my contribution without knowing it..?
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Re: Operation 2015 launches - to run all season.
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2013, 05:43:42 PM »
We are monitoring and will keep checking - loads of browsers, loads of devices, it really is a nightmare to get these systems to work across all platforms. We are seeing plenty of activity through, so the majority seem to have no issues.

Keep giving feedback by all means - it's much appreciated and is the only way to resolve the common teething problems.....
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Re: Operation 2015 launches - to run all season.
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2013, 07:33:25 PM »
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Operation 2015

We are delighted to announce that it is now technically possible to extend XH558's flying life - but we need the funding to do it.
This work will run in tandem with the 2013 Winter Service and we need to see a total of £400,000 pledged by October this year before we can be assured of success to complete both the service and airframe modifications.


Ian
does this mean we have engine life extension also?
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Re: Operation 2015 launches - to run all season.
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2013, 09:36:33 AM »
Now come on! How can you extend an aircraft's flying life without engines?
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Re: Operation 2015 launches - to run all season.
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2013, 11:01:06 AM »
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Now come on! How can you extend an aircraft's flying life without engines?


only asking :twisted:
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Re: Operation 2015 launches - to run all season.
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2013, 11:24:15 AM »
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Now come on! How can you extend an aircraft's flying life without engines?

Easy if the airframe was running out of life faster than the engines. From what I can remember from the AGM there's no engine life extension.
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Re: Operation 2015 launches - to run all season.
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2013, 06:38:11 AM »
Just to keep things simple, a pilot learning to fly a Vulcan is taught that it consists of many parts which are grouped together into two major bits - Engines and Airframe. It does not fly very well on one part without the other! If I was told the aircraft was serviceable, I knew both bits were being referred to together. If an aircraft's flying life is extended, it means the whole thing - otherwise we would have been told the airframe life or the engine life had been extended. OK?
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Re: Operation 2015 launches - to run all season.
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2013, 01:31:28 PM »
From the Club AGM:

The airframe fatigue life extension will enable the whole of the engine life available to be consumed... However, engines are not the only limiting factor component-wise affecting end of flight.

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Re: Operation 2015 launches - to run all season.
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2013, 03:52:15 PM »
I'm not sure it's ever be stated what these life-limiting components are.  What was stated was that there were other factors that would make it "quite possible that she would have to stop flying early in 2014".

We know engines can't be overhauled or serviced to make them last longer, so the question is: what has changed with these other factors to allow flight until 2015?  If engines were one of these factors, have they been given the all clear for more cycles?  And for other components, what were they and how has extra life been eeked out of them?
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Re: Operation 2015 launches - to run all season.
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2013, 04:21:40 PM »
Perhaps Andrew E would like to come onto the forum and give us the low down  ?

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