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« Reply #240 on: May 25th, 2009, 7:12pm »

It'll be interesting to see the video footage
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« Reply #241 on: May 30th, 2009, 12:11pm »

Hope you all like the article by hugh trevor in this month's flypast laugh
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« Reply #242 on: Jun 8th, 2009, 7:17pm »

Just a quick update from Matt.

Due to the rain over the weekend very little progress was made but a new roundel has been added to the starboard wing at least!

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« Reply #243 on: Jun 8th, 2009, 7:18pm »

on May 30th, 2009, 12:11pm, matt wrote:
Hope you all like the article by hugh trevor in this month's flypast laugh


Congratulations on the Flypast article Matt. Very inspiring stuff! Steve must be especially pleased that they captured his best features grin grin
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« Reply #244 on: Jun 22nd, 2009, 11:47am »

I finally got to run the avon, the port one started eventually after we worked out which way the LP cock was meant to be in and got live advice from PK about the no 1 fuel pump being on, anyway she was running by about 3 and ran up to 60% no problem the idles are a bit high i think. All flying controls bar the flaps also operate in the correct sense although a bit jumpy as the accumulators hadn't been topped up

The downside is that the replacement stbd ECU is looking extremely ropey and bangs around on a dry cylce like an out of balance washing machine i'm thinking it has stood too long without spinning or inhibiting properly, it's looking as if the original will have to go away for fixing and get swopped back in as we know that runs correctly it's just the blade damage to sort which hopefully we can get DeHavilland to look at for us possible blade cropping

well at least all the pins are lubbed up this time

the highs and lows of these beasts i suppose
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« Reply #245 on: Jun 22nd, 2009, 11:48am »

oh yes the engine run was filmed so footage to follow if Plazz hosts it for us
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« Reply #246 on: Jun 23rd, 2009, 1:04pm »

Looking forward to seeing the vid.
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« Reply #247 on: Jun 24th, 2009, 08:39am »

Can anyone recommend a decent windows media editer for the vid as it's too big to send anywhere and needs cutting down
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« Reply #248 on: Jun 24th, 2009, 11:57am »

on Jun 24th, 2009, 08:39am, matt wrote:
Can anyone recommend a decent windows media editer for the vid as it's too big to send anywhere and needs cutting down


Serialise it into seperate parts grin
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« Reply #249 on: Jun 24th, 2009, 8:28pm »

I've no experience at trying to serialise edit upload or anything with video i'm only just getting the hang of pictures
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« Reply #250 on: Jun 24th, 2009, 9:16pm »


Matt, Windows movie maker is dead simple to use when resizing videos
and it comes as part as XP or Vista as standard. Import your video, edit it
and when you save it you'll have a selection of different resolutions to
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« Reply #251 on: Jul 7th, 2009, 5:28pm »

The video is it

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« Reply #252 on: Jul 8th, 2009, 10:45pm »

Damn fine splendid folks, great vid , wish i had been there!!! grin grin grin well done chaps smiley

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« Reply #253 on: Aug 16th, 2009, 10:58am »

Still trying to sort the overfuelling issues with the stbd avon, and now of course a right hand main undercarridge door to replace as it's been sheared off (long story) and we need to gain additional insurance so we can run our engines to the public
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« Reply #254 on: Aug 16th, 2009, 6:23pm »

A real shame about the starboard gear door but accidents happen I guess. Can you salvage the door? More importantly can you fix the hinges? They looked to me like they’ll need replacing although I can’t see how with the undercarriage in the way?

As for insurance, welcome to the club! Once the aircraft becomes viable, the fuel and insurance bills keep coming!! On a positive note though, needing insurance is proof positive that you are heading in the right direction with the whole project cheesy

Keep up all of the good work!
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