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xx Re: Buccaneer S.mk2B XX889 - Progress
« Reply #150 on: Sep 7th, 2008, 8:23pm »

as an aside, being at Stav earlier dropping off that Canberra kit, it's a bloody good job '889 is out from there, my little van sank into that quagmire let alone a few tonnes of Bucc shocked

Wasn't 'appy, my damn feet had only just dried out from yesterday cry
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« Reply #151 on: Oct 21st, 2008, 09:52am »

We are considering carrying out the Bomb Door removal job, so that we can gain unrestricted access to the fuel system, and are now looking for a period of 48 hrs dry weather to carry out the task.

If anyone fancies lending a hand, please get in contact with me at buccsociety@supanet.com
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« Reply #152 on: Nov 8th, 2008, 9:46pm »

Well, as today broke, we were not hopeful of staying dry, but surprisingly, we did, apart from a small shower first thing, it was quite bright, with some sunny intervals, even if the wind was a little coarse at times.

Firstly, the team moved the aircraft back to her apron, so that work could start on removing the bomb door.
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The aircraft was then postioned to allow easy access for the removal trolley.
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Work then concentrated on removing the looms that run through, both the front and rear hinge pins, this also required the removal of the rear bomb door fairing, to allow access to the manual operation mechanisum.
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Next we tested the fitment of the removal trolley.
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By now, time was pushing on and the cold was starting to take a hold, so it was decided to close her up and put her to bed.
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We anticipate that the bomb door will be removed on our next visit, then the real work of checking the fuel system can begin.

Many thanks to Dan, Keith & Anthony, for todays sterling efforts.
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« Reply #153 on: Nov 28th, 2008, 2:59pm »

I dont suppose any one is writing a haynes manual for these beautiful beasties?

Could I get a diagram of the wing fold please?
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« Reply #154 on: Nov 28th, 2008, 5:18pm »

on Nov 28th, 2008, 2:59pm, planekrazy wrote:
I dont suppose any one is writing a haynes manual for these beautiful beasties?

Could I get a diagram of the wing fold please?


No haynes manual on the Bucc yet!! laugh
But we have a complete set of AP's and access to active aircraft, so your question will be answered very soon.
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« Reply #155 on: Jan 2nd, 2009, 10:36pm »

We recommence 889's restoration tomorrow, first thing will be to tidy up the apron and rid the area of scrap and rubbish.

Tomorrow will also see the start of her annual corrosion check, hopefully, it will not show up anything, but you never know, that should keep me busy for a few weeks.

Anthony and Keith will again, attempt to remove the bomb door, to gain access to the fuel system, fingers crossed, it plays ball.

Report to follow.
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« Reply #156 on: Jan 3rd, 2009, 12:24pm »

Myself and Malcolm Coe (owner of Buccaneer Cockpit XX895) dropped into Kemble yesterday to see how things are progressing with XX889. It was also an opportunity for me to supply and fit the Waveform Generator that I acquired for Nigel and the team a few months back.

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One Waveform Generator…
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The cavity for the Waveform Generator…
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Fitted and plugged in…
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It was great to see XX889 again! Thanks go to Nigel for making the visit possible. It was just a shame that we couldn’t all meet up at the same time. Oh well maybe next time!
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« Reply #157 on: Jan 3rd, 2009, 12:35pm »

on Nov 28th, 2008, 2:59pm, planekrazy wrote:
I dont suppose any one is writing a haynes manual for these beautiful beasties?

Could I get a diagram of the wing fold please?


I have a full set of wing fold diagrams and all the associated hydraulics and electrics if they are any use to you?

A few samples…

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PM me if this is the sort of detail that you are after? Also, its worth remembering that the Mk1 and Mk2 wing folds differ considerably!
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« Reply #158 on: Jan 3rd, 2009, 3:53pm »

A highly productive day as far as the clean operation went, as we managed to clean down the entire area behind the aircraft and tidied up the GSE.

The aircraft saw very little work apart from unblocking drain holes, giving her a good airing and recharged the Port Main Wheel.

Next trip, we will concentrate on the impending Annual corrosion check and the electrical restoration will recommence.

A few images from today, note the difference of the Apron compared with Francis' shots from yesterday.
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Sitting straighter after recharging the main wheel.
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A Friendly Robin takes stock of the proccedings.
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« Reply #159 on: Jan 3rd, 2009, 4:38pm »

She is looking great ...... how far away is she from being a runner?
[See if you can get a set of overalls for the robin he will be great for getting to the hard to reach bits lol] grin
All the best Matt wink
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« Reply #160 on: Jan 3rd, 2009, 5:23pm »

on Jan 3rd, 2009, 4:38pm, Purelightning wrote:
She is looking great ...... how far away is she from being a runner?
[See if you can get a set of overalls for the robin he will be great for getting to the hard to reach bits lol] grin
All the best Matt wink


Matt, she's about 3 to 4 years away from being able to run again, but its not a race, we do what we can, when we can, things slipped a little towards the backend of last year, but we have a lot of plans for this year.

The Robin proved hard to catch, so we left him a tape measure, a pen and some paper, so he can write down his statistics. laugh grin
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« Reply #161 on: Jan 3rd, 2009, 9:19pm »

on Jan 3rd, 2009, 5:23pm, Buccsociety wrote:
The Robin proved hard to catch, so we left him a tape measure, a pen and some paper, so he can write down his statistics. laugh grin


Dave Webb will have a pair that'd fit a treat - probably do a nice set of waterproofs aswell grin

Drop me a line next time you're heading over Nige, been a while since I've done anything useful (yeah okay like I ever did anything useful - someone was bound to say it) tongue
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« Reply #162 on: Jan 3rd, 2009, 9:31pm »

on Jan 3rd, 2009, 9:19pm, TT18Timbo wrote:
Dave Webb will have a pair that'd fit a treat - probably do a nice set of waterproofs aswell grin


Hahahahahaha, I just fell off me chair laughing!!!

Timbo, it'll be in a couple weeks time, and I will give you a nod, maybe you could have a go at removing the Radio Bay door? grin
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« Reply #163 on: Jan 7th, 2009, 8:06pm »

Can anyone help out with the following chemicals, to assist with 889's restoration.

Deoxidine 624 - It is a liquid cleaner, for use on aluminium and its alloys to remove oils and oxides.

Alocrom 1200 - It is a two pack chemical treatment for aluminium and aluminium alloys.

Etch Primer or Zinc Chromate. - Metal primers

ACF-50 or Ambersil 40+ - Lubricants.

Many thanks in advance.
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« Reply #164 on: Jan 25th, 2009, 7:33pm »

Society Engineer, Anthony Lee, collected our spare nose gear and wheel unit today.

Although looking a little grotty at the moment, this unit will be restored and then placed in our store for possible future use.

Nose Wheel and Tyre.
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Still has tread on it.
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Nose Undercarriage Unit.
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