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    #41
    The issues with the 2010 Open Day were that the income generated didn't make it financially viable to repeat. Plus it was a hell of a lot of work for only a handful of volunteers to cope with.
    Regards.

    Graham

    Originally posted by Terryham View Post
    Or they could bring back the Bentwaters Airshow held 3 years ago ,was told it wont be back as too expensive to hold ,but i still think it was more about a few locals moaning about the traffic and Joe Public ,that was a very very Popular Airshow in an ideal Location ,bring it back with cheaper Displays and you have a Winner !!
    Graham Haynes
    Bentwaters Cold War Museum
    www.bentwaters-as.org.uk
    www.bcwm.org.uk

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      #42
      No, not this year. By the time you have taken out the costs, the annual open days didn't really generate that much in the way of funds for the amount of work involved. Museum admissions, Benwaters Aviation Society memberships and donations are what fund the running of the museum and all of the restoration projects.

      Graham

      Originally posted by ~Alan~ View Post
      No dedicated open day this year ?
      I would have thought that a good fund raiser ?
      Graham Haynes
      Bentwaters Cold War Museum
      www.bentwaters-as.org.uk
      www.bcwm.org.uk

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        #43
        Originally posted by Deskpilot View Post
        Excuse my ignorance but what the connection to SAC K Kornick, and why is his name on the aircraft?
        It is common practice to put a name of a pilot against a set aircraft, usually with the Sqn coding letters A for Boss going downwards ...Some Sqns would also put the Sqn lineys names under the pilot like in the case of 6 Sqn in the 80s. That's why Kerry's name is on there.
        BCWM Jaguar GR1A XX741 restoration

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          #44
          Must be a new fad. Certainly wasn't done in the mid 80's, at least, not on Lightning Sqdns.

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            #45
            Brings back pleasant memories of 1991, meeting Dick McCormac and Craig Hill of the Canopeners at the Paris Air Show. Their Jaguars were in the static display, looking a bit the worse for wear after serious action in their GW1 desert pink. I was helping to run the Ferranti chalet, and we spent a couple of 'interesting' nights in and around Paris with Dick and Craig. They invited my family and I to visit them at Coltishall that August as part of our Norfolk holiday, so very pleased to see Dick's name on this well-preserved example. A sad reminder of the passing of time, eh ... no Jags flying, no Colt any more ...

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              #46
              If Graham doesn't mind, I'll add a little more on the progression of the project. We managed to get some fluid into Number 2 hydraulic system after finding out that two airbrake telescopic struts had been partially dismantled for some reason and having to rob spare items to restore. It didn't help that one pipe was missing from the spine (fitted by another member of the team) so a leak became apparent, wasting the odd quart of oil. Once we blanked that up (flaps and slats circuits are not relevant at this time), we filled Number two up to the reservoir full level. Tried the EHP in the hope that the back end would show signs of movement ( hand pump did start pressurising) but so much air in the system to move anything (EHP did start sounding like its old self again thought). The door uplocks on Number one system still refuse to open, even though hand pump pressure is good. Again pipes need bleeding. Massive bleed of the both hyd systems is required next..
              Last edited by Canopener Al; 16th April 2014, 23:28.
              BCWM Jaguar GR1A XX741 restoration

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                #47
                Thanks for the update Al

                Good to see the old girl showing signs of life again

                John
                http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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                  #48
                  Progress Report December 2014

                  XX741 Lives

                  Various videos of XX741 as hydraulic and AC power are applied to the frame for the first time in 20 odd years..

                  Micro turbo turning with oil primed and no fuel. RTM105 working as advertised.

                  https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v...type=2&theater

                  Cockpit electrically live.. Missing FIN1064 mainly now.

                  https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v...type=2&theater

                  GPU power = Taxi and Landing Lights..

                  https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v...type=2&theater

                  Hydraulic Rig = Move those tail Feathers..

                  https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v...type=2&theater

                  EHP and airbrakes..

                  https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v...type=2&theater

                  Progress indeed.
                  BCWM Jaguar GR1A XX741 restoration

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                    #49
                    re;

                    so much for goes into these kind of projects. well done to all!
                    pb::

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                      #50
                      Brilliant work guys!!

                      If only I lived a bit closer

                      John
                      http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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                        #51
                        Superb ! Well done all.

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                          #52
                          More video from this weeks work..

                          https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v...type=3&theater

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                            #53
                            Exciting development - so many questions. Are they yours? Do they run (on the ground I mean)?

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                              #54
                              Originally posted by Bar Side View Post
                              Exciting development - so many questions. Are they yours? Do they run (on the ground I mean)?
                              Yes and hopefully we can get them running in time. The shafts are free and the engines are virtually complete now (and we have access to any missing parts if we find them). Fuel control systems and the issues that made them ground instructional engines, certainly one of them, may have to be addressed for long term operation.
                              BCWM Jaguar GR1A XX741 restoration

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                                #55
                                Well done to all of those involved !!
                                Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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                                  #56
                                  That's a bit of a coup! Did you manage to get the 104s then?
                                  Armchair enthusiast, but also a fan of sofas and recliners.

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                                    #57
                                    Exciting development that!! Very well done to you all for securing them! Watching with interest.
                                    "If you kick a Tiger in the ass, you'd better have a plan to deal with it's teeth!"

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                                      Work has been progressing slowly on XX741 this winter and early spring, due to availability of the project leaders due to work commitments. However we have started to rebuild the high lift device mechanisms of the wing (that had been stripped out of the replacement one we received with XX741). Time and the elements had not been kind to the slat drive system, with all the intermediate drive shaft bearings being so corroded that replacement of them was the only solution. All the leading edges had to be removed and the bearing changed to commercial ones. The left hand side screw jacks have been refitted with the left side drive, just the locking of items and adjustment of rollers to allow the slat to properly roll required on that side, before panelling up.. Other side is stripped out and bearings changed, awaiting rebuild.
                                      BCWM Jaguar GR1A XX741 restoration

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                                        #59
                                        Great progress guys. Setting up the flaps and slat was one of those jobs that either went right first time or would take ages to sort (or was it just me??)
                                        http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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                                          #60
                                          Serrated spanners.. Lack of.. That will make life interesting.
                                          BCWM Jaguar GR1A XX741 restoration

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