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Thread: BCWM's Jaguar GR.1 Roll-Out

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12jaguar View Post
    For our very own Paul (Ozjag)
    Paul has made enquires for me and one will see if XX 741 may or may not get help from one of its old OEMs. We have asked a few questions to the right people and wait for any answer.

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    Hopefully that will all pan out Al

    John

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    Yes, hopefully you'll get 1 Al, I suggested to Graham that it could be a good PR event for his company. I had to keep it under my hat until it arrived as I was really worried that it could be seized by customs or something, what with it being a powerful laser and part of a weapon system. For everyone else it had significant internal components removed at the factory so that it can't be powered up and I also took Als' advice and didn't connect it electrically to be double safe.

    I'm pretty happy with the whole deal, never thought I would get one of them. Have to admit it was not easy getting it mounted though, heavy and fiddly at the same time.

    Cheers Paul

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    XX741 gets a LASER!

    Thanks to Oz Jag for the contact, The XX&41 restoration has received a deactivated Laser Ranger & Marked Target Seeker (LRMTS) courtesy of SELEX ES (the company that now owns Ferranti, the original OEM for the laser). The BCWM are very grateful for the donation.

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    The laser in place.

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    With the AEI systems donated chisel nose fairing in temporary position (we still have to fit glazing to the fairing).
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    Been a bit quiet on the forum recently. We still have issues with XX741's undercarriage door opening operation. Possible plug insulation breakdown that is proving a pain in the butt to find. However, other work completed has seen the fwd avionic bay door properly fitted.

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    A glazing being found for the chisel nose faring, a perspex mirror copy being made and both fitted to the chisel nose.

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    Spine auto stab wiring that was still disconnected identified and reattached (or bust plugs being replaced by splicing in, naughty, but crimps are proper aerospace ones). Oh the jacks have been assembled as well, however the mains are being used at the moment on our Lightning to sort out its undercarriage! Very useful they have already proved to be!

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    I havn't been to the hanger for a while, will look forward to seeing XX741 again.
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    Got some more systems working on XX741. Our troublesome undercarriage doors was down to a circuit breaaker having a resistance of 114 ohms through it. Change of CB and the doors started to work. Nosewheel steering also made to work as far as the mechanism not connected to the nose wheel. Video of course.

    Undercarriage Doors and Nose Wheel Steering

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    Some time since I posted on here. Video of the years activities on You Tube. Undercarriage and NWS working correctly and most of the spine internal systems rebuilt.

    BCWM Jaguar Year 2016

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    A busy year Al. well done to you all. Wish I lived a bit closer and SWMBO might get a bit peeved if I devoted time to the Jag as well as the Stirling

    Here's to a productive 2017

    John

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    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 ��

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    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.

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    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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyT View Post
    As for blocking off the F4 tank, doesn't the vent run from it?
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    F4 in the scheme of venting (yellow). Drawing says no.

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    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.

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    Great update Al

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    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.

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    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.

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

    Propulsion system testing

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    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.

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    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.
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    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

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    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

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    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.

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

    Great progress matey

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

    Last edited by Peter; 21st November 2017 at 02:20.
    Cheers,Peter
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