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xx Re: Buccaneer S.1 XN923 - Progress
« Reply #30 on: Feb 12th, 2011, 10:30pm »

I had a great day at the Gatwick Aviation Museum today as I was invited to go and see the their Mk.1 Buccaneer XN923 run its starboard engine.

Until today I had never before seen a Mk.1 run or heard the sound of a de Havilland Gyron Junior roar in to life so this visit was particularly special!

Here’s a few photos of the event...

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And of course some video footage...

http://s44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/plazzdaman/XN923/?action=view¤t=XN923-12-02-2011LoRes.mp4

Unfortunately the port engine needs some work doing that will require its removal and subsequent repair. The hydraulics although operable, need some new pipes making as the existing ones are somewhat corroded. All of this work is due to be carried out later this year but as with most things of this nature is subject to resource and fine weather.
All in all a great result and the chaps down there at Gatwick need a pat on the back for all their efforts!

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« Reply #31 on: Feb 13th, 2011, 12:14am »

That's the first time I,ve ever heard them a mk1 run up. There was a mk1 as gate guardian at lossie xk531 or xk532 if my memory serves me correctly there are obvious differences when you look at the different marks, but things I hadn,t noticed were the split engine access door and air starter connection access panel.I notice the wing tips are not a standard fit they appear very much like the camera tips that were fitted when the sea eagle was being trialed.Fantastic pictures and video on photobucket wish I was there to hear it in person.
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« Reply #32 on: Feb 13th, 2011, 01:19am »

Here she is Goosey....TEXThttp://buccsociety.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=restorations&action=display&num=1190548367

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« Reply #33 on: Feb 13th, 2011, 9:09pm »

Great photo report as usual Francis, the Gyron Junior certainly sounds different. Thanks for posting. Regards Paul.
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« Reply #34 on: May 9th, 2011, 1:55pm »

Good to see her still being able to ground run. Hope Mr Vallance can get a building for these airrames one day!
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