Register Free

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

BCWM's Jaguar GR.1 Roll-Out

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

    Comment


      BCWM Jaguar GR1A XX741 restoration

      Comment


        Take a look at our jag at newark we have jetpipes on but thats a tongue in cheek set take a look on twitter just put # XX829 see what you think ��

        Comment


          Whats even nicer is that this is the second private museum airframe in the last week that has come on leaps and bounds, I just love these colour schemes on the first issue GR 1 varients . The ones at cosford look the same and in immaculate condition on top of Norfolks and Bournemouths you can't beat jaguars and they are in the ascendancy keep it guys loving your work.

          Comment


            Click image for larger version

Name:	xx741 doors off.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	62.5 KB
ID:	3673143

            We got the doors off XX741 on Sunday, so the bays can be properly cleaned, any defects sorted and we can play with the fuel system i n time to ensure it is leak free and running clean
            BCWM Jaguar GR1A XX741 restoration

            Comment


              As for blocking off the F4 tank, doesn't the vent run from it?

              Comment


                Originally posted by TonyT View Post
                As for blocking off the F4 tank, doesn't the vent run from it?
                Click image for larger version

Name:	f4.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	64.9 KB
ID:	3673151

                F4 in the scheme of venting (yellow). Drawing says no.
                BCWM Jaguar GR1A XX741 restoration

                Comment


                  Been a bit of a long time since I posted anything, but work on XX741 has progressed slowly (lots of other things going on at the BCWM that has taken manpower away such as the A-10 Restoration). Most of this year has seen work being done on sorting electrical and mechanical systems in the cockpit, both control and lighting. The throttle box has been rebuilt, the rudder pedal adjustor circuit has had seized elements replaced and is now functional and all the lighting systems have had the issues with them sorted. A PCB replica was made to allow most of the instrument intergal lighting to work, the cockpit red floodlighting was restorted with the help of Everett Aero donating us working flo tube and power supply units from the frames that they still own and the anti dazzle lighting system has been wired up to work correctly. We have got hold of a Mk8D hydraulic rig that we have got working and is period specific for XX741, the spine has almost been rebuilt (missing a PHE ejector valve) and the engine bays are well in the process of being ready to take the engines.We even have the use of winches from a local MRO to get the engines in! The Cockpit instruments are complete with the donation of FIN 1064 INCU and INDU units, only bits missing now is a functional EHTU for the HUD (ours is cooked unfortunately) and some seat components (Neg G strap/V Strap and TLP being our main wants). Other systems proven include the DC ignition system (we have sparks). Picture is of all the cockpit illumination systems operating. Again we must thank James Everett and others whom have helped us with the parts we have needed to find. Without their support, the project would be impossible.

                  Click image for larger version

Name:	cockpit jag.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	46.2 KB
ID:	3676749
                  Last edited by Canopener Al; 24th September 2017, 18:32.
                  BCWM Jaguar GR1A XX741 restoration

                  Comment


                    Great update Al

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

                    Comment


                      We have plugged in all our IN components into XX741. The INDU (and the indicators we have for it, need to get more) and the INCU seem to function correctly and the Platform seems to want to spin up as well. However the INU fails the BITE straight away. It seems the computer will not power up. Checks of the power supplies from the test connectors seem to show lack of power from the PSU to various elements of the IN, especially the compute. The boxes we have are early development models so fixing them shall be interesting. However we are getting good advice from a German electronics guru whom has rebuilt a working FIN 1010 from a Tornado. If we can just get the computer to drive the PMD to a set location, it will do me fine.

                      Click image for larger version

Name:	indu IP fail.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	62.1 KB
ID:	3677225Click image for larger version

Name:	INCU PTT.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	57.2 KB
ID:	3677226Click image for larger version

Name:	INDU PTT.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	61.5 KB
ID:	3677227
                      Last edited by Canopener Al; 25th October 2017, 02:00.
                      BCWM Jaguar GR1A XX741 restoration

                      Comment


                        Hi All,
                        Canopener Al - Great news as ever with your project congratulations on what you have all achieved so far bigger and better things to come I am
                        sure all your endeavours will come to fruit just keep on beavering away as you are and many thanks for another update...

                        Here's a mad idea why not contact Michael Rondot probably the best known of all Jaguar pilots he may have some connection's that could benefit your search ?

                        Geoff.

                        Comment


                          More video of progressing work. Hopefully this weekend XX741 will be almost 2 tonnes heavier.

                          Propulsion system testing
                          BCWM Jaguar GR1A XX741 restoration

                          Comment


                            Yess!!!
                            Magister Aviation
                            It's all in my book

                            Comment


                              Impressive!



                              Rob
                              Facebook page
                              https://www.facebook.com/Westland.Wy...tif_t=page_fan

                              Comment


                                Yesterday, XX741 gained a couple of tonnes in weight. Our Adour 104s finally get attached to the airframe. It will still be a while before we get everything sorted to run them.

                                Click image for larger version

Name:	hoist.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	180.8 KB
ID:	3677658Click image for larger version

Name:	shane pt engine.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	75.1 KB
ID:	3677659Click image for larger version

Name:	g3.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	70.9 KB
ID:	3677660

                                Click image for larger version

Name:	fitted.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	76.5 KB
ID:	3677661 Click image for larger version

Name:	lh engine and intake.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	29.4 KB
ID:	3677665

                                However with other good news that a newly acquired waveform generator allowing our extra high tension unit to produce the volts and a hard fault found with our HUD, meaning we may have more cockpit systems working in the near future.
                                Last edited by Canopener Al; 19th November 2017, 22:22.
                                BCWM Jaguar GR1A XX741 restoration

                                Comment


                                  Wow, great work team! What a difference. Now comes all the time consuming jobs no one will ever see. Keep up the great work!

                                  Cheers
                                  Anthony

                                  Comment


                                    Well done guys

                                    Have you had fuel in the tank around the rear of the intake tubs (F4 tank?), as there's a possibility it may leak into the intake itself?

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

                                    Comment


                                      F3 you mean mate, and no, centre and rear fuel groups + the wings will be dry. Gravity refuel of the front group only. F4 will be very dry due to its location with our not so airworthy engines.
                                      BCWM Jaguar GR1A XX741 restoration

                                      Comment


                                        Thanks Al, should've known, done enough tub leak repairs in my Abingdon days LOL

                                        Great progress matey
                                        http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

                                        Comment


                                          We can't wait to see her run so the next best thing.....

                                          Last edited by Peter; 21st November 2017, 02:20.
                                          Cheers,Peter
                                          "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

                                          Comment


                                           

                                          Working...
                                          X