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« Reply #45 on: Jan 10th, 2008, 08:33am »

I think its a lot to do with the fact that they are small drill bits and that sometimes they catch and the torque on the drill bit takes over.
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xx Re: Buccaneer S.mk2B XX889 - Progress
« Reply #46 on: Jan 10th, 2008, 5:07pm »

hey guys have you tried using a battery drill with adjustable clutch,i use them at work and it stops this sort of thing.might save you some money in drills anyway.
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« Reply #47 on: Jan 10th, 2008, 6:38pm »

on Jan 10th, 2008, 5:07pm, chrisw wrote:
hey guys have you tried using a battery drill with adjustable clutch,i use them at work and it stops this sort of thing.might save you some money in drills anyway.


Good shout Chris, will give it a go once this bloody weather sorts itself out!! How's the Sea Vixen coming along?
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« Reply #48 on: Jan 11th, 2008, 12:25pm »

Things are going on in the wings I'm still waiting for the wheels to come back so i can rebuild them

I've got to do a very similar repair soon to both of the vixens aileron's and one of it's flaps oh god
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« Reply #49 on: Jan 12th, 2008, 2:07pm »

With a break in the weather today, I have finally managed to separate the damaged top skin, this skin will now go to Metal Improvement to act as a copy for a new skin.

The internal damage is easily repairable and this should be done when we get another break in the weather.

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The damaged top skin.
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Flap with top skin removed.
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« Reply #50 on: Jan 18th, 2008, 12:20pm »

With the flap now awaiting its new metal to be cut, shaped and drilled, we have gone back into the store and started work on a spare front tailplane fairing, once completed, this fairing will replace the one currently fitted to 889 which has sustained some damage to its mounting points over the years.

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That's better.
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A small note, the team join up at Kemble tomorrow to restart the restoration, hopefully the cockpit will be stripped a bit more and more parts are refitted elsewhere.
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« Reply #51 on: Jan 18th, 2008, 8:32pm »

The tail fairing looks to be in good shape Look forward to further progress reports. Would lend a hand if I lived in the UK smiley
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« Reply #52 on: Jan 19th, 2008, 8:52pm »

The team managed to progress a little today despite far from idea weather conditions.

Anthony and Dan continued with the instrumentation strip down in the morning, followed by general cleaning and fault finding in the afternoon.
The cockpit needs to go backwards before we can go forwards, hopefully, Anthony and Dan will have some images from today for me to show you just how far they got with the strip down.

Left to my own device's, I climbed into the Radio Bay and spent most of my time identifying looms and fitting two electrical items that have been overhauled by one of my friendly local companies.

First to go in and be connected up was the Inverter Unit.
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Second and more difficult to fit was the IFIS Unit, I still have 4 looms to ID before this is job is put to bed, but I am quite happy with the progess considering just a year ago, I would not touch electrical systems!!!
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Just before we left this evening, our friendly Brit boys popped by and recharged our tyres for us, what nice chaps they are.

Next planned meet up is in two weeks time.
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« Reply #53 on: Jan 20th, 2008, 09:01am »

Hi Nige,Sorry just catching up on this one,missed your "nudge" i have spoken to my man regards the canopy roller bearings, hope to have some made up for you soon, he's kinda busy though with lots going on at Kinloss at the moment.
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« Reply #54 on: Jan 20th, 2008, 09:12am »

on Jan 20th, 2008, 09:01am, XV867 wrote:
Hi Nige,Sorry just catching up on this one,missed your "nudge" i have spoken to my man regards the canopy roller bearings, hope to have some made up for you soon, he's kinda busy though with lots going on at Kinloss at the moment.


No problem Hugh, the Weather's not good enough to take the Canopy off anyway, so there is no rush whatsoever.
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« Reply #55 on: Feb 9th, 2008, 8:18pm »

The team were in attendance today to continue with the cockpit strip and sort out a few other bits and pieces.

Myself and Dan were left frustrated after the idea to get the wings down proved fruitless as there is not a telehandler on site at the moment and the available forktruck just has not got the reach required to undertake this task safely.

So we both continued with other outstanding jobs instead.

Anthony has made huge progress in the cockpits and has now pretty much completed the strip required.

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Front station stripped as neccessary.
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Problem area revealed, burst hydraulic pipe.
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Rear station stripped as neccessary.
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The aircraft as she is at the moment, a bit weather beaten.
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« Reply #56 on: Feb 10th, 2008, 12:57am »

Good to see your making progress with the cockpit! Do you have all the bits to make it complete when finished?
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« Reply #57 on: Feb 10th, 2008, 07:38am »

on Feb 10th, 2008, 12:57am, buccaneer01 wrote:
Good to see your making progress with the cockpit! Do you have all the bits to make it complete when finished?


We are missing just one gauge which sits on the throttle box, but we have a lead on one.

One major thing that will be different on 889 is the radio fit, were are replacing her original for a (fairly) up to date civilian system which was removed from a Beech King Air. This involves some new looms being made and the addition of a couple of boxes in the radio bay.
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xx Re: Buccaneer S.mk2B XX889 - Progress
« Reply #58 on: Feb 10th, 2008, 10:54am »

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XX889 pages updated - Have not seen a Bucc in that state for many a year and brought back a few memories of my time at St. Athan and Abingdon smiley

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« Reply #59 on: Feb 10th, 2008, 3:59pm »

on Feb 10th, 2008, 10:54am, NigeC wrote:
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XX889 pages updated - Have not seen a Bucc in that state for many a year and brought back a few memories of my time at St. Athan and Abingdon smiley

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Thanks Nige, just need a GOOD Avionics man to steer this little problem in the right direction wink No disrespect to Anthony or Dan intended, just need someone to show the guys the ropes so to speak.
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