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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900
« Reply #90 on: Dec 31st, 2010, 9:20pm »

The troublesome starboard generator in the process of removal,Francis and Julian enjoying a Brunters new years eve and myself.
Last time this happened she was in service.
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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900
« Reply #91 on: Dec 31st, 2010, 9:35pm »

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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900 jacked up
« Reply #92 on: Dec 31st, 2010, 9:40pm »

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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900
« Reply #93 on: Jan 19th, 2011, 10:02pm »

Thanks to Clive, Chief of works for Cold War Jets there is still a production run of Buccaneer related items.(first item not yet finished) but not far off it.
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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900
« Reply #94 on: Feb 18th, 2011, 10:22pm »

After a long time searching and trying 900 now has two fully working strobe units.
The new:
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The old:
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The high capacitor unit:
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In all its glory: Click here to see.
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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900
« Reply #95 on: Mar 5th, 2011, 08:28am »

The restoration of 900 in getting her back to service status is coming on a pace. Now for the wing fold panels. Everything and everywhere is being sourced.
Panel from Guy and bracket from Francis. Thanks Guys.
Before:
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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900's new spare main wheel
« Reply #96 on: Apr 22nd, 2011, 11:12pm »

Spare main wheel, kindly donated by the lads from N.E.A.M, a very good swop indeed.
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« Reply #97 on: Apr 23rd, 2011, 12:01am »

900's Winter/Spring service comes on apace.
New Declutching pin made, due to old one seized in bulkhead broke,oops. Now fully operational.
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With the seat removed, access was gained so lubricaton could be made to free up the footpedal adjustment,Now free and fully working, Phewww.
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Hydraulic system filters to be removed and cleaned,both high pressure units done. Very awkward! 4 more to go.
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2 N0/1 flying controls avery couplings removed due to refusing to reseal closed. Hydraulic oil on me and the floor.
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« Reply #98 on: May 8th, 2011, 09:36am »

Thats it job done! Was not looking forward to removing the low pressure fillter element bowls from 900 in the forward hatch, so new 900 die hard volunteer Greg well volunteered and loved it,pheww! was not looking forward to them. Just the bomb bay ones to service after the open day, Never been cleaned since her last Raf service. So hydraulic systems should run alot smoother. Next week she comes outside for her run and shake down checks. And fingers crossed after Francis has wired the Gene up we should have them both back on line.please!
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Look what this one is to remove!
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Stbd side
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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900
« Reply #99 on: May 9th, 2011, 1:57pm »

Wow those look next to impossible to reach without some form of 3rd yoga moves! Here I thought the Bucc was a much better aircraft for mtce access then the lightning!? shocked
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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900
« Reply #100 on: May 9th, 2011, 7:57pm »

Believe it or not the port side was easier remove and refitt than the other, still a bugger though, dosen't help that i'm wider than the hole! grin
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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900
« Reply #101 on: May 10th, 2011, 06:34am »

Shes out, ready for 2011.
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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900
« Reply #102 on: May 10th, 2011, 6:15pm »

is the front seat back in m8huhhuh
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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900
« Reply #103 on: May 13th, 2011, 9:28pm »

Indeed the front seat is now back in grin

Here is Julian,Little Graham, Matt and Dave fitting in the seat on Wedensday.

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We also spent the day trying to get the brakes to work and failed, so it's a day or so to be spent removing the controll cylinder. Matt brought 900 out of her rub on Tuesday and and we also went through the hydraulics for the flaps,wing fold and airbrake.
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Now some nice art shots for the hell of it!

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xx Re: Buccaneer XX900
« Reply #104 on: May 27th, 2011, 08:28am »

Myself and Matt had a good day on 900 yesterday. The starboard generator is now fixed and back online. The brake gauges are all bled and functional and Dennis took her for a drive at the end of the day.

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After testing the generator wiring a problem was found with the Control and Protection Unit (CPU) whereby the main exciter circuit was open. This was traced to 3 out of four power diodes being faulty. Most likely caused be the amount of moisture that we found in the generator back in December.

Failed CPU under investigation...
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How many Buccaneers... grin
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Going for a drive...
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Looking good for the weekend!
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