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Offline Gareth

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Coventry question....
« on: September 27, 2010, 08:00:51 AM »
I  notice that 558 used the brake parachute when she landed at Coventry yesterday. Did this have to be repacked before she flew back to Lyneham? or is she allowed to fly without it?
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Re: Coventry question....
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010, 08:04:33 AM »
From what I saw a second one was fitted, the "used" one was collected up for repacking.

I am sure someone in the know will give a bit more detail :D
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Re: Coventry question....
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010, 08:05:54 AM »
No it goes away to be repacked, they would have taken spare and replaced the used one.
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Re: Coventry question....
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2010, 09:50:07 AM »
Definitely took and installed the spare - Taf told me then I saw it during reloading/refitting. (must be a fair weight)
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Re: Coventry question....
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 10:00:16 AM »
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Definitely took and installed the spare - Taf told me then I saw it during reloading/refitting. (must be a fair weight)

Can't have been very heavy, it nearly flew on its own when 558 left the pan :D  Along with the tow bar.
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Re: Coventry question....
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2010, 01:24:26 PM »
Given that a rather unflattering photo of Sam was taken when installing a new 'chute, I'd say for definite that it was replaced!!  :lol:

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Re: Coventry question....
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2010, 08:02:00 PM »
Here you go ... Chute fit taken at Lyneham post winter servicing ....













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Re: Coventry question....
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2010, 08:09:57 PM »
Inside of the bay could do with a lick of paint... :p :p
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Re: Coventry question....
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2010, 08:15:41 PM »
I was waiting for a Tour around "Our Lady" and took some photo's of events of the lads packing the Parachute. ;)  ;)  Well done lads :)

I know the photo's are in the wrong section but..... it seems the right place with the questions :roll:  :roll:

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Underwear packed and fitting 1

Underwear packed and fitting 2
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Re: Coventry question....
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2010, 08:22:56 PM »
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I was waiting for a Tour around "Our Lady" and took some photo's of events of the lads packing the Parachute. ;)  ;)  Well done lads :)

I know the photo's are in the wrong section but..... it seems the right place with the questions :roll:  :roll:

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Is that a camera shy mouse on the left  :?:
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Re: Coventry question....
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2010, 08:32:44 PM »
Thanks for the responses chaps 8-)
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Re: Coventry question....
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2010, 08:38:18 PM »
Quote from: "isibob"
Quote from: "Smudger565"
I was waiting for a Tour around "Our Lady" and took some photo's of events of the lads packing the Parachute. ;)  ;)  Well done lads :)

I know the photo's are in the wrong section but..... it seems the right place with the questions :roll:  :roll:

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Is that a camera shy mouse on the left  :?:

Is that a sausage maker hanging down on the pole?  ;)

My uneducated guess would be that it winds down the 'chute compartment cover?
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Re: Coventry question....
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2010, 09:09:22 AM »
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My uneducated guess would be that it winds down the 'chute compartment cover?

I think you guess right.  Of course, that's a unique 558 edition as if the rear end was filled with the ECM equipment then you wouldn't be able to use a winch to do that IIRC.
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Re: Coventry question....
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2010, 12:26:26 PM »
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My uneducated guess would be that it winds down the 'chute compartment cover?

I think you guess right.  Of course, that's a unique 558 edition as if the rear end was filled with the ECM equipment then you wouldn't be able to use a winch to do that IIRC.

The winch is to shut the door which is then locked shut by two electrically operated jacks.  All Vulcans post mod Vulcan 2044 have the door closed by the winch, prior to that there was a device that mounted on the top of the fuselage just behind the compartment which you then screwed down by hand.  Bear in mind that even using the winch the door is a bit of a wotsit to shut it can't have been much fun.  At least one person was killed when the fitting broke the door sprung back open and threw him off the back of the jet (I can sit on the door and it will not even budge.)

Fitting the chute has to be one of my least favourite jobs, the access is rubbish and the thing is a  pig to get into the hole.  Victor chute was much easier (same chute but at least you could jump on the blooming thing to make it fit in the hole!)
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Re: Coventry question....
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2010, 03:25:31 PM »
Assuming 'we' make 2011, I offer my services completely unreseveredly for helping stow herself's knickers... :-)  (transport permitting, of course!!)
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