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2010/11 winter service
« on: October 14, 2010, 03:45:18 PM »
Your Vulcan is now in a nice warm(ish) hangar ready for her winter service. :D
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Re: 2010/11 winter service
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2010, 04:13:37 PM »
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At Sywell she seemed to be putting out a lot more smoke than usual was there a mechanical reason for this or was it weather conditions or speed ?
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Re: 2010/11 winter service
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2010, 06:22:05 PM »
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Your Vulcan is now in a nice warm(ish) hangar ready for her winter service. :D

Lovely lovely.  Good to hear she's safely indoors, though of course, with all the positivity I can muster, I'm really looking forward to her coming outdoors again for the airshow season 2011  ;) .
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Re: 2010/11 winter service
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2010, 08:11:48 PM »
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Your Vulcan is now in a nice warm(ish) hangar ready for her winter service. :D

Warmish........They cant have turned the heating on yet, its only october!! They normally turn the heating well late, or when its to late!
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Re: 2010/11 winter service
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010, 08:25:42 PM »
Heating ??
Wouldn't the forthcoming MOD cuts mean they'll have to resort to a couple of wood-burning braziers & taking it in turns to slink around the camp scrounging broken pallets & packing crates ??
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Re: 2010/11 winter service
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2010, 08:28:17 PM »
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At Sywell she seemed to be putting out a lot more smoke than usual was there a mechanical reason for this or was it weather conditions or speed ?

they always smoke  :D
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Re: 2010/11 winter service
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2010, 08:43:18 PM »
Gotta love Vulcan smoke palls...... bit of a trademark  :)

Glad she is undercover and warm for the winter months. (Maybe Sams' mitts might spend less time in his pockets then..  ;) )
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Re: 2010/11 winter service
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2010, 08:50:42 AM »
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At Sywell she seemed to be putting out a lot more smoke than usual was there a mechanical reason for this or was it weather conditions or speed ?

they always smoke  :D

I know they always smoke, but if you watch the video from the bank at Sywell they seemed to be smoking more than usual and I was curious as to why
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Re: 2010/11 winter service
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2010, 09:32:16 AM »
Glad shes safely tucked up for the winter, and that you lovely engineers have somewhere niceish to work on her. Here's to seeing her emerge next spring ready to fly!!!
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Re: 2010/11 winter service
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2010, 09:44:29 AM »
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.... if you watch the video from the bank at Sywell they seemed to be smoking more than usual and I was curious as to why
Obvious , isn't it .......they were trying to out-do The Blades !!  :lol:
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Re: 2010/11 winter service
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2010, 10:12:19 AM »
Perhaps Smiler had put some Redex in the Avtur to give that smoke trail effect as per the Arrows.

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Re: 2010/11 winter service
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2010, 05:02:48 PM »
"Although some of the characteristic Olympus smoke is oil coming from the breather, most of it is the products of inefficient combustion, mainly oxides of nitrogen. Both the production of the smoke and the visibility of it in the air are variable with different atmospheric conditions, as well as with throttle setting. I guess the conditions on the day and the requirement to formate with the Blades must have been a particularly "bad" combination"

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Re: 2010/11 winter service
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2010, 05:09:24 PM »
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At Sywell she seemed to be putting out a lot more smoke than usual was there a mechanical reason for this or was it weather conditions or speed ?

Probably because the engines had not been run for fourteen days previously, apart from a very brief run on Monday afternoon.

She is usually pretty smoky after being stood around for a while.
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Re: 2010/11 winter service
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2010, 05:11:59 PM »
I noticed on a couple of the Leuchars departures pics that there seemed to be smoke coming from only one engine (no 2?? - port side inner), the others were fine.
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Re: 2010/11 winter service
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2010, 05:28:11 PM »
It was a jolly cold morning so they might have used the choke to start up and Bill forgot to push it back in.
Well, it used to happen on my Ford Prefect.  :)

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