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Condition of our Beastie?
« on: September 08, 2015, 10:44:25 AM »
I know it's very early since Sunday's return but will we be informed how things are progressing or only when it's sorted?

I know it is difficult  for the team, but I have to know whether to get some extra sandwich filling in for the weekend.
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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2015, 02:28:59 PM »
It's Newsletter day today so I suspect that some info might be available later  :)

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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2015, 04:34:27 PM »
It's Newsletter day today so I suspect that some info might be available later 
Mike

You may well be right Mike, we'll see.
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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2015, 10:12:05 PM »
And so, hopefully all will be well for the coming weekend.

Do aircrew have to test it in flight, or can it be "cleared" on the ground?
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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2015, 10:57:21 AM »
Later this week (about now I'd guess), she will be lifted up off the ground in the hangar after the necessary inspections/repairs, then the team will commence many test cycles to ensure all is well.

Bit like this, but without the audience!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DcMZcOT-W0
 

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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2015, 11:24:00 AM »
Later this week (about now I'd guess), she will be lifted up off the ground in the hangar after the necessary inspections/repairs, then the team will commence many test cycles to ensure all is well.

Many thanks Ian.
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2015, 06:07:53 PM »
Well as it is now Thursday evening, I am a little concerned.

Look forward to seeing good news published tomorrow.
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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2015, 03:40:33 PM »
Well as it is now Thursday evening, I am a little concerned.

Look forward to seeing good news published tomorrow.

Me too, hope it goes better than the air in my clutch hydraulics that took several days to resolve.  After a no-show at Little Gransden and another at Cosby we don't want one at Coventry as well.

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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2015, 05:08:29 PM »
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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2015, 05:18:29 PM »
Off jacks now so all should be OK  :)

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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2015, 05:50:39 PM »
Newsletter states "We are delighted to report the engineering team has completed undercarriage retraction tests on XH558 over the last two days and all is now back to normal. She is off the lifting jacks and on the hangar floor.

She will now be towed out to the operations pan where a full ‘before-flight’ service will be conducted ahead of her planned departure. "

I look forward to Saturday first.
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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2015, 07:16:14 PM »
Stay calm :))

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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2015, 07:21:15 PM »
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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2015, 09:03:06 AM »
Off jacks now so all should be OK  :)

Mike

Good to hear, hope all goes well for today ... and tomorrow.

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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2015, 09:18:15 AM »
Right, sandwiches made and ready to go.

There are times when our teams, crews and engineers are tested to the limit, once again, they have proved their worth.
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