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« Reply #120 on: Jan 4th, 2010, 01:53am »

lovely picky,s of the icicles reminds me of warmer mornings on the line at lossie with icy winds and wet starts how festive smiley
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« Reply #121 on: Jan 7th, 2010, 7:14pm »

stop it goosey your making me cry tongue
had to dig my old line scarf out to blow me nose
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« Reply #122 on: Feb 28th, 2010, 8:25pm »

Although updates on 894’s progress have been slow this year, the work certainly hasn’t!

The beginning of the year has been spent working on some of the electrics whilst waiting for the new brake accumulator and brake relay valve seals to turn up!
Finally they arrived and both items have been stripped down, inspected and then had the new seal kits fitted.

Hand brake accumulator…
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Old seals…
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Removed…
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New seals fitted…
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The accumulator was pressure tested in the same manor as the flying control ones (see earlier post) and has since been re-installed in the aircraft.

Brake relay valve…
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Back in one piece…
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Being pressure tested…
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Each individual port was tested up to 350psi…
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The brake relay valve is the heart of the braking system in the Buccaneer. It allows full differential braking and combined braking during gear retraction. This particular valve is from XV864. I repaired 894’s original one a few years back but unfortunately it has an internal leak!

I have also acquired an inverter which I have programmed to 3 phase, 200 volts at 400Hz. This item now allows me to fully test Buccaneer electrical equipment at home in my workshop. The item fitted in the photo is a HF radio blower which is also from XV864. The one fitted to 894 screeches badly and until now I have been unable to test any replacements!
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Incidentally, the ongoing electrical work that I mentioned at the start is quite ambitious. I am trying to get the Strike Sight (heads up display) and the artificial horizon and direction indicators to work. Although I have replaced several fuses and repaired some damaged items the final result still eludes me sad
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« Reply #123 on: Feb 28th, 2010, 9:23pm »

Almost pointless video of the inverter in action…cheesy

http://s44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/plazzdaman/XX894/?action=view¤t=0017.flv
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« Reply #124 on: Feb 28th, 2010, 10:05pm »

Not pointless at all Francis..good to see footage of test gear in action thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #125 on: Mar 2nd, 2010, 8:42pm »

on Feb 28th, 2010, 10:05pm, XV867 wrote:
Not pointless at all Francis..good to see footage of test gear in action thanks for sharing.

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Cheers Hugh! I wasn't really sure if it would be of much interest? I’m glad you liked it!
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« Reply #126 on: Mar 6th, 2010, 8:53pm »

We had a very successful time with XX894 today!

My ambitious plans to get the Artificial Horizon and Navigation Display working came to fruition at last!
After spending many hours pouring over the wiring diagrams I narrowed the possible fault down to a 115volt torque switch mounted in one of the junction boxes in the radio bay. This unfortunately has to be one of the most inaccessible items ever fitted to a Buccaneer and my hands now have all the scars to prove it! Fortunately the diagnosis proved right and the flight instruments sprang in to life for the first time in years!

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The first video shows the erection cycle of the Artificial Horizon. Its takes about 50 seconds to erect completely and then a further 60 seconds for the yellow fault light to extinguish. You’ll notice the fault light in the top right corner of the display turn from yellow to black when the cycle is complete.

http://s44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/plazzdaman/XX894/?action=view¤t=Movie4.flv

The second video shows the navigation display in operation...

http://s44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/plazzdaman/XX894/?action=view¤t=Movie2.flv

I don’t think I ever posted any photos of the finished Pitot tube so here goes…

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A full anti-dept run was carried out later in the day with both engines, all hydraulics and all electrical systems operating perfectly.

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Next up is to fit the recently overhauled brake relay valve, get some more fuel and get back out on the runway for some high speed trials!

I also have some very exiting news regarding 894 (well exciting to me at least)! But I’ll post more about this sometime later next week….




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« Reply #127 on: Mar 6th, 2010, 9:28pm »

excellent work Francis..well done chap smiley

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« Reply #128 on: Mar 8th, 2010, 12:33am »

No anti det run video sad sad...? sad
That's ok great progress and good to see the instruments working once more!
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« Reply #129 on: Mar 12th, 2010, 8:48pm »

Well here is my exciting news! I have tracked down and purchased two Buccaneer slipper fuel tanks!

Although the tanks belong directly to me I have agreed their long term loan to XX894. They will be repaired, repainted and fitted over the coming weeks.

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Just how cool is she going to look roaring down the runway with them both fitted grin
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« Reply #130 on: Mar 12th, 2010, 9:05pm »

do I spy a bomb bay tank too what a cabbage lol
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« Reply #131 on: Mar 13th, 2010, 12:33pm »

Cracking find Francis,lookforward to seeing them restored.

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« Reply #132 on: Mar 13th, 2010, 4:50pm »

That is a fantastic find Francis, care to divulge?

Goosey, that looks like a Bomb Bay Tank to me as well.
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« Reply #133 on: Mar 13th, 2010, 5:58pm »

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what a cabbage but i think your right
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« Reply #134 on: Mar 13th, 2010, 7:27pm »

Well spotted!
It is indeed a bomb bay fuel tank complete with stand/trolley!

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I have acquired this item as well but due the size I have yet to find a cheap means of transporting it to Bruntingthorpe!


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