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« Reply #15 on: Nov 5th, 2007, 10:56pm »

just to update anyone that reads this thread,paintshop finished with the first batch of stuff and hopefully you can see a picture of the engine door that was painted,in its new coat of dark sea grey,yes you can see your face in it.second pic is of the rewired nav lights on test.hope this assures you guys that we are making progress on 494 even when we are not down crawling all over her at brunty.i will keep you posted,chris.
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« Reply #16 on: Nov 5th, 2007, 11:04pm »

Good work chaps!!!!!! grin grin
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« Reply #17 on: Nov 5th, 2007, 11:24pm »

No pics visiblehuh
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« Reply #18 on: Nov 6th, 2007, 08:32am »

Sorry guys, had a bit of an early night and have only just managed to upload Chris' photos.

Panel Just Like New
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« Reply #19 on: Nov 7th, 2007, 8:32pm »

Nice job on that panel smiley
Look forward to seeing pics of her with the nav lights lit!
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« Reply #20 on: Nov 8th, 2007, 9:10pm »

More pictures from Chris, keep them coming young man.

103 Inverter on test.
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« Reply #21 on: Nov 8th, 2007, 10:00pm »

As you can see with all this effort we need to get our hands on some intake guards for the inlet ports leading to the invertors to protect them from getting corroded again these inlets are "NACA" duct inlet blanks coincidently the same as on some ports on the bucc's any leads!!

hopefully we're all going down to work on the old lady at the end of this month and there's plenty to do !!!!

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« Reply #22 on: Nov 8th, 2007, 10:18pm »

Good work on the sea vixen! Any chance you could borrow one from the buccaneer and make a set up using one as a pattern??
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« Reply #23 on: Nov 9th, 2007, 08:38am »

on Nov 8th, 2007, 10:00pm, matt wrote:
As you can see with all this effort we need to get our hands on some intake guards for the inlet ports leading to the invertors to protect them from getting corroded again these inlets are "NACA" duct inlet blanks coincidently the same as on some ports on the bucc's any leads!!


Matt, these blanks are readily avialable and should be easy to find, best place to start would be to ask Neville.
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« Reply #24 on: Nov 23rd, 2007, 4:59pm »

The guys have been busy today on 494, Matt sent me through the following images.

112 Inverter Fitted.
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Nose On Jack.
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Recently Refurbished Panel Fitted.
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« Reply #25 on: Nov 24th, 2007, 6:44pm »

However 1 step forward 2 steps back. 3 out of 4 invertors have been fitted, however a quick visual inspection of the 1st stage rotor on the stbd avon has resulted in it being fodded significantly with damage to a number of vanes and one piece of gravel still inbedded in the vane

if anyone has Avon experience or knows the whereabouts of another Avon 208 it looks like were looking at an ECU change in the new year
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« Reply #26 on: Nov 24th, 2007, 7:30pm »

Matt, Spitfire Spares did have an Avon 208 for sale sometime back, I remember letting Colin know about it but whether or not he did anything about it was another matter.

It went cheaply, Graham only asked me for 500.00 for it because he needed the space.

I have a very good Avon man on my team down at Kemble, but he will not travel that far as he has some sort of phobia about distances and likes to always be within 5 miles of his home??
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« Reply #27 on: Nov 24th, 2007, 9:20pm »

When i get some close ups of the blade involved i'll post them on the site, however with my limited knowledge of ECU's as i'm a rigger by trade even though i'm dual traded, it looks pretty terminal

Ask this Avon guy of your's how easy is it to change the 1st stage rotor disc if the engine is out is it possible ? or is it deep strip work
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« Reply #28 on: Nov 25th, 2007, 03:12am »

huh Sorry to hear about the first stage being fodded Matt. What about the other engine?
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« Reply #29 on: Nov 25th, 2007, 10:17am »

That's next but, it's been reported that it's run down time is excessively quick which in engine terms can be bad also as for the vanes i've yet to throw myself down the intake that side and have a butchers

As for the shock absorber it's on hold at the moment due to needing to keep the vixen capable of towing as the Guppy is shortly to be repositioned and we're in the way
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