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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900
« Reply #45 on: Jun 27th, 2010, 07:46am »

XX900’s leaking brakes have now been repaired and the port main wheel has since been refitted...
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The reason for the fuel spilling out of the bomb bay a few weeks ago was traced to a loose fuel clamp. This fault along with the fuel leak in the accessories bay has now been fixed...
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Cosmetically the bomb door is being cleaned internally whilst the undercarriage ground locks have been treated to a new coat of paint...
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And finally XX894’s hydraulic rig died recently whilst carrying out tests on XX900 when one of the head gaskets blew dumping its oily contents all over the place. Fortunately Graham and Miles came to the rescue with another broken rig and build a super new one out of the parts! This will now keep all of the Bruntingthorpe Buccaneers in good exercise for the years to come!!
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Thanks to Matt for the update!
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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900
« Reply #46 on: Jul 3rd, 2010, 5:17pm »

Another update from Matt and the team...

A Spey 101 roll over stand has been sourced and this requires transporting to Bruntingthorpe in the near future...
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Both engines have been dry spooled and the hydraulic pumps operated to bring the wings down...
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XX900 was then towed to the pan behind Buccaneers XW544 and XX894 ready to begin engine runs...
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Unless anything can be arranged in the coming week, XX900 is scheduled to begin her engine runs next weekend cheesy
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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900
« Reply #47 on: Jul 4th, 2010, 07:59am »

If another pair of hands is required i'm off all week bar wednesday.

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« Reply #48 on: Jul 9th, 2010, 7:30pm »

Another update from Matt...

Bomb bay clean for now, I hope forever what a game cleaning it!
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The port side wing tip was buffed up with some special t-cut style solution called G3. The results speak for themselves...
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It was all done by hand. If the entire aircraft is to be done, it will have to be done with a mop or I’ll have arms like Arnie!! Just hope UV rays don’t affect it?!
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« Reply #49 on: Jul 9th, 2010, 7:50pm »

Excellent work Matt. I use G3 on all my paint work and G10 for final finishing. However it might make is WAY TOO glossy for the purist camo expert.

Great to see XX900 out on the ramp. It has given me the kick I needed to get out in the workshop again on my baby.

Had a great time when I visted last year to take the pics for my model. Must get back again soon to take some more if that is ok.

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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900
« Reply #50 on: Jul 9th, 2010, 9:45pm »

Hi Davie. I remember your visit well, So far you still the highest rating in taking pictures of 900 grin. The restoration of 900 is now speeding up and the plan is to have 900 taxying with 894 on the August open day, which you are most welcome to come to. You get to see the full size model moving on her own power awsome! Either see you one day in the week just speak to David or Pete and ill pop over or see you on the open day? or just keep watching the updates. The test area using G3 is fantastic good stuff very powerful stuff started to work with out any rubbing shocked. Many thanks Matt
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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900
« Reply #51 on: Jul 9th, 2010, 10:05pm »

Hi Matt,


Good to hear from you. As it happens I am in the UK for a holiday on the last week of July so I might email Dave and see about popping by for a few more shots in the open air if she is out. Currently doing the cockpit of the model version so all those 200 cockpit pics and surface details have come into play.

Heres a pic of you working on the lady . . . .

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« Reply #52 on: Jul 11th, 2010, 5:43pm »

XX900 spooled up both of her Spey’s yesterday for the first time in nineteen months.

Graham successfully ran the starboard engine first but unfortunately the port engine failed to ignite. The symptoms of the failure was fuel starvation, some further investigation concluded this to be true. After several unsuccessful attempts at bleeding the system it was clear that it was not going to be a five minute fix so the cross feed valve was opened in order to supply the port engine with fuel from the starboard tanks. Later, another attempt was made but this time with yours truly at the controls and with fuel now present the engine roared in to life! Whilst the engine was still running a hydraulic exercise was carried out which revealed all worked ok with the exception of the flying controls?!

The fuelling issue is likely to be a seized or faulty proportioner motor. The flying control hydraulics will need to be investigated further.

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Graham at the controls...
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The flying control hydraulics being tested later in the day after the engine runs were completed...
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Some video of the event was also captured and can be seen here...
http://s44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/plazzdaman/XX900/?action=view¤t=XX900-1.mp4

All in all a good result for nineteen months of hard work. Credit to Matt, Graham and the rest of the gang for getting 900 this far!


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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900
« Reply #53 on: Jul 14th, 2010, 08:43am »

Oh now, that is a thing of beauty. tongue

Matty, I will be in to see her on the 29th July for some more pictures. All cleared with Dave. See you then if you are about. wink
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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900
« Reply #54 on: Jul 15th, 2010, 5:40pm »

on Jul 11th, 2010, 5:43pm, Plazz wrote:
XX900 spooled up both of her Spey’s yesterday for the first time in nineteen months.

Graham successfully ran the starboard engine first but unfortunately the port engine failed to ignite. The symptoms of the failure was fuel starvation, some further investigation concluded this to be true. After several unsuccessful attempts at bleeding the system it was clear that it was not going to be a five minute fix so the cross feed valve was opened in order to supply the port engine with fuel from the starboard tanks. Later, another attempt was made but this time with yours truly at the controls and with fuel now present the engine roared in to life! Whilst the engine was still running a hydraulic exercise was carried out which revealed all worked ok with the exception of the flying controls?!

The fuelling issue is likely to be a seized or faulty proportioner motor. The flying control hydraulics will need to be investigated further.

A few photos from the day...
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Graham at the controls...
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The flying control hydraulics being tested later in the day after the engine runs were completed...
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Some video of the event was also captured and can be seen here...
http://s44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/plazzdaman/XX900/?action=view¤t=XX900-1.mp4

All in all a good result for nineteen months of hard work. Credit to Matt, Graham and the rest of the gang for getting 900 this far!


just a little observation I used to be a lecky but was a flm before that it looks from the picky,s of the ground running that the stbd hyd panel is down there used to be a bar with two switches either end the proportioner isolation bar I believe.This could possably give the fuel and maybe the probs with the flying controls worth a look or tell me to butt out GOOD LUCK Goosey smiley
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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900
« Reply #55 on: Jul 15th, 2010, 6:28pm »

yea goose if you remember it was one of tom goughs favorite faults on your line test before you fly solo did,nt get it myself cause i had total hyd failure due to popped breakers could,nt role the bomebay or anything all the dolls where popped
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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900
« Reply #56 on: Jul 15th, 2010, 7:10pm »

Did mine in jan or feb 1981 chief was Rog Stammers sgt was Rick Phillips and Pete Eades was the cpl I saw Tom Gough on Yarmouth market place eating chips about 15 years ago he hadn,t changed still had a blue snorkel parka But did plenty of 10% checks after that not that I was gash lol
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« Reply #57 on: Jul 17th, 2010, 08:02am »

he prob had the same parker he ought in 73 at binbrook how come you got upto 10% i worked with you and reckon it should be about 0.10% heheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900
« Reply #58 on: Aug 20th, 2010, 7:14pm »

XX900 had her second post restoration run earlier this week. All went well, both engines ran up 75% with no problems. Snags were: no parking brake, no port generator and the Hydraulic systems need bleeding. Other than that Dave was very pleased how she ran, and considering he had not run one since they retired I think the boy done well!!

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Pete, ex Lossiemouth fitter on Buccaneer service flight deep in thought...
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Dave Walton, Pete, Dave ex 208 sqn fitter from next week on 237 sqn xx900. Steve ex Bucc fairy, Clive, Bob new member who works with Clive and myself looking rather pleased and why not!!

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« Reply #59 on: Aug 20th, 2010, 9:05pm »

It,s looking good forget the 237 ocu we all know that its really a 12 Sqdn cab somebody half inched the cowls with the bog rat on as they are more appealing to the eye than a pair of toenail cutters don,t let Pete near it with a paint brush it,ll end up with blue and yellow stripes on it can I just say it looks better in the flesh than in the picky,s hope you enjoyed making some noise .Goosey xii grin
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