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Thread: Victor XL231 And Nimrod XV250 Work Diary

  1. #511
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    Hi Blue_2

    I live in Leicester and will come over to see the Victor on Sunday. What time will you be doing the engine runs, morning or afternoon?

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    it'll be after lunch, I'll try get the proper times for you. Stand by...
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    I've just been told it is all after lunch, the Rod will definitely be doing full engine runs assuming she's serviceable, however we might only be doing wet/dry runs depending if there's anything happening on the airfield. As sadly the airfield owners take offence to us blasting their clients as they enter the airfield! Still, better than nowt I'm sure you'll agree! anyway be sure to come and say hello Ukaviator.
    Last edited by Blue_2; 11th February 2011 at 11:28.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_2 View Post
    I've just been told it is all after lunch, the Rod will definitely be doing full engine runs assuming she's serviceable, however we might only be doing wet/dry runs depending if there's anything happening on the airfield. As sadly the airfield owners take offence to us blasting their clients as they enter the airfield! Still, better than nowt I'm sure you'll agree! anyway be sure to come and say hello Ukaviator.
    Of course we are flippin servicable Just watch that come back and bite me on my MAD boom on Sunday

    Was down today just checking bits and bobs including the Victor Artouste Genny all appears well with both girls

    We are hoping to run around about 13:30, this is for 2 reasons a/ dinner has settled and b/ The forecast rain has poked off
    Last edited by Nimrod Mate; 11th February 2011 at 15:54. Reason: I am a biff and got some bits wrong!!
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    I will get over to the airfield after lunch, hopefully see some action, if not then it would be great to meet up with you. The weather does not look too good tomorrow rain coming in from the west late tonight / early tomorrow.

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    Smile Anti Det Day

    Don't forget folks tomorrow is ground running day at Yam

    Why not come along and see and hear the big jets make some noise :diablo::

    Don't forget there are loads of other aircraft to see and things to do (even if unfortunately some exhibits are crammed into the hangar during the winter months to help preserve them)

    And finally for the bods out there that 'do Facebook' both Lindy and Kimberley have their own dedicated pages. Search for Nimrod MR2 XV250 and Handley Page Victor XL231 Lusty Lindy for photos and info on these Warbirds
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    Careful mate Twin Otter will be getting jealous of your plugging skills! As he says come see us, and come say hi too. We're a friendly bunch and don't bite. Well not after lunch when we've been fed, anyway!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_2 View Post
    Careful mate Twin Otter will be getting jealous of your plugging skills! As he says come see us, and come say hi too. We're a friendly bunch and don't bite. Well not after lunch when we've been fed, anyway!
    Not plugging mate, I see it as more of a public service announcment Would not want anyone to miss out would we?

    Will you lot be in before lunch anyway?
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    I've backed off the last few days to give you a clear run for tomorrow - have a good day, hopefully with lots of visitors!




    Anyway our Open Cockpit week starts on February 19th !!! :diablo:
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    Cool

    Public service broadcasting at it's finest! cheers T/O, the floor is yours again. Well till our next anti det runs! NM I'll be in about 10.45ish
    Last edited by Blue_2; 13th February 2011 at 06:15.
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    Tut late on parade again

    Bring your thermals everyone, its a tad raw out here today
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    The wife and I had a tour of the museum with Ian this afternoon, shame the engine runs did'nt go ahead. I will come over in May when the next full open day is announced.

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    "........ shame the engine runs did'nt go ahead." Shame - what happened lads?
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    err

    Err yes the runs on both the Nimrod and the Victor DID go ahead, after lunch as planned, all went well with both A/C.

    More details of the day to follow as i have just walked through the door
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    the engine runs did go ahead- NM was blown over by his aircraft so he can vouch for that and I was in the Victor when it ran so I can vouch for that!
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    Great - I am delighted. Sounds as though UKAVIATOR and his wife left before the action!!
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    I turned up at 13.30hrs, no sign of any activity on either aircraft, so Ian showed me around the Guppy . I suspect that there was some pub activity nearby this lunchtime.

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    Elvington don't have a Guppy....

    There's your problem -you were in the wrong county!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JT442 View Post
    Elvington don't have a Guppy....
    But Bruntingthorpe do and a Victor and Nimrod. Guess UKAVIATOR was at Bruntingthorpe which would be reasonable given his location is Leicester
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    DOH!


    glad the engine runs went off without a problem guys, should be down in a few weeks when your next "live" to check em ooot"
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    I know our aircraft are loud, but you would struggle to hear Yorkshire Air Museum-based aircraft from Brunty! Scott look forward to seeing you again mate.
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    oops simple mistake to make, it'll be the month before the open day at brunty before the rod and victor get run at brunty as the engine runs are a bit sporadic

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKAVIATOR View Post
    Hi Blue_2

    I live in Leicester and will come over to see the Victor on Sunday. What time will you be doing the engine runs, morning or afternoon?
    Oh well I did give my location. Never mind. I will pop over another time Blue_2.

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    Whoops.. right aircraft wrong airfield. glad the runs went without a hitch lads keep it up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKAVIATOR View Post
    Oh well I did give my location. Never mind. I will pop over another time Blue_2.
    My apologies, I assumed you were familiar with which of the two remaining live Victors lived where, and given the frequent references to Yorkshire and YAM on this thread, which was ours! Thanks Peter, it wasn't quite perfect but I'll explain tomorrow when I can do a proper update in work's time
    Last edited by Blue_2; 13th February 2011 at 22:24.
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    Update, 13/02/2011

    As you may have guessed from the previous posts Yorkshire Air Museum once more reverberated to the sounds of the big jets yesterday!
    Some of us awoke on time (unlike Benyboy!) and ventured to YAM slightly apprehensive of what the weather Gods were intending to chuck at us. After the mandatory bacon sarnie and coffee, it was to the Jets...




    The Artouste went back in last week, nice to see it back in it's home



    However we feared its stay would only be temporary, as a test run after fitting last week revealed an oil leak. This had been worked on in the week, so it was fingers crossed...
    The Nimwits were busy racing around doing various odd jobs on their warm-up act for the main event (which was the Victor, obviously!) Including theft of catering size seives from the NAAFI it seems...


    Incidentally we did wonder why they put the FOD catchers on over the blanks...!
    After some prep work on the Victor lunch was declared. Then it was all hands on deck to de-bung and get Lindy ready to go. Steve, Rich and myself did the intake checks. Below, the front of our no.2 engine

    and the view out from its intake

    WIth the rain holding off and the Volunteer Fire Crew (without whom we couldn't do any running; thanks guys) standing by, The Nim then prepared to run

    I'm sure Nimrod Mate will tell in more depth of how their run went, but apparently it was all good. Kimberley even indulged in a touch of exhibit rearranging...


    Then it was our turn. As the Nimrod shut down we'd got our Houchin warmed up and ground power on Lindy. Crew for the day was; Left seat Steve Pepper, Right seat Andre, AEO Rick, and myself on 6th seat sitting in, observing, attempting to learn, and generally enjoying the experience. John 'apple pie' Hawkridge on external comms, everyone else monitoring.
    Ready to go...


    Ground power on


    Rick busy AEO'ing


    The plan was to get the Artouste up and running to see if the oil leak was resolved, exercise the hydraulics then (in order to not destroy the fence) run each main engine one at a time. The Artouste lit nicely (literally I'm told, there was a good flame from the exhaust apparently) and is now generating elastitrickery as it should. Unfortunately however, it also generated the oil leak, so it looks like back out and replace o-rings next weekend. Oh well...
    Back to yesterday's doings. The flaps were exercised a couple of times
    (steve tapping a reluctant indicator- just after I took the shot it stopped fibbing!)

    As were the airbrakes. Nose wheel steering was 'given a wiggle' too. All went well so we went ahead and lit each engine in turn. All have come through their 4 month hibernation perfectly fine, and each lit first time with good p's and t's. After a couple of minutes idling to get settled down, each engine was run up to 60/70% before shut down. Rich did sterling work scuttling around underneath clearing each collector box in turn.
    Steve on the starters


    No.1 running...


    ...and no.3


    After all had been exercised we shut down, satisfied faces all round. We've got to drop the Artouste out again, but we should be able to drop it, change the o-rings and put it back in all next Sunday hopefully.

    After a brew break, the rain came in so, after tidying and replacing all the bungs we called it a day.

    Overall a successful day, thanks to those who braved the elements to see us, it really does make it worthwhile when we've got people to show the fruits of all our hard work off to.
    Hope to see more of you next month for the next one!
    Last edited by Blue_2; 14th February 2011 at 10:54. Reason: spellnig
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    Update, 20/02/2011

    Well another busy weekend. The Artouste was, after refitting, found to be leaking oil during last week's engine runs from the join between the Artouste and the generator so had to come out to be rectified. I landed at about half past 11 to find the guys removing wires, pipes, ancilliaries etc.
    I went up top to take the wing top hatch off (again!) for the winch to be fitted to lower the beastie out.

    This went without a hitch, and we soon had her down

    Lunch was called. After a quick feed it was back to work, stripping the intake trunking and oil pipes off so we could get to the generator's collar. We soon found the culprit- an O-ring had been nipped. Bad times.

    See the 'nipped' bit on the left

    The Artouste was built up again in record time, then after another quick brew to restore circulation to cold paws, we put it back in the wing. Hopefully for the last time for a loooong while!

    John fitting some of the many wires

    It was then time for a test run. If I've got this right these should link to some phone footage I took (See Sky High I do bow to public demand!)
    The Startup
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMktFM4VQDY
    And running
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2loDqLEJwyU

    John and Andy checking for leaks, moment of truth...

    I'm pleased to report no snags or leaks!

    After another brew we refitted all doors, hatches etc
    Andre had repainted the Bay Doors


    All buttoned up and done!


    All together, a good job well done by the whole team, well done everyone and thanks to the team at Bruntingthorpe for the extended use of their winch.

    So we'll see what Lindy throws at us next.......
    Last edited by Blue_2; 21st February 2011 at 08:06.
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    nice work chaps. Well done one and all.
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    Lovely stuff, Blue - a sweet sound. And thanks for bowing to public demand!! As if I doubted you......
    What really matters is what you do with what you have.

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    Well you know, it seemed rude not to. Specially as it all went so well!
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