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xx Nose removal - how ?
« Thread started on: Mar 27th, 2009, 4:16pm »

How is the Bucc' nose cone and intermediate piece held on please ?

And would anybody have a use for those items once they have been removed ?



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xx Re: Nose removal - how ?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 27th, 2009, 5:41pm »

Expect a phone call in due course Dave.
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 27th, 2009, 7:33pm »

Simple really just undo the catches on the radome and it comes away...secondly unlatch the nose fold lever on the starboard side swing the section out and undo the hinge pin.....Im looking for a Nose cone/Radome for XV867 incidentally wink wink

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« Reply #3 on: Mar 27th, 2009, 7:38pm »

on Mar 27th, 2009, 7:33pm, XV867 wrote:
Simple really just undo the catches..Im looking for a Nose cone/Radome.

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Hugh, I believe the catches/operating lever, may have been disconnected, making it a slightly harder job, also, the hinge has been removed. I have phoned Dave and took him through the operation, may even give him a hand yet.
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« Reply #4 on: Mar 27th, 2009, 7:45pm »

Sorry Nige jumped the gun a little..If the latch lever is disconected surley the Nose is not locked huh

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Could really use a Radome... wink
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« Reply #5 on: Mar 27th, 2009, 8:25pm »

on Mar 27th, 2009, 7:45pm, XV867 wrote:
Sorry Nige jumped the gun a little..If the latch lever is disconected surley the Nose is not locked huh


Well i wondered that also when i looked at it this morning.

I asked the owner if it really had successfully travelled from Scotland to Devon without incident... !!!!



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« Reply #6 on: Mar 28th, 2009, 10:45am »

Ah! The old yellow casagrain radome. Sitting over the nose releasing the last clip. Used to come off with a bit of a pop, being pressurized.
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« Reply #7 on: May 12th, 2009, 06:47am »

Folks, still having trouble identifying what needs to be pulled, pushed & prodded to release the 3 nose cone latches on '888.

Am i correct in thinking the item shown highlighted below is a large lever possibly secured by a thumb latch at the bottom ?

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« Reply #8 on: May 12th, 2009, 08:24am »

I've not layed a paw on the Bucc since 1986 but can tell you that is the latch for opening the nose on its hinge not removing the nose cone if you look along the far righthand edge of this photograph and come down about one third of the total length of it I'm sure you can just make out one of the latches for the radomeas for there being only 3 think you might find there are a few more than that hope this helps Goosey
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« Reply #9 on: May 12th, 2009, 08:34am »

another easy way to find where the catches are:- start at the pointed end, tap gently with a light blunt instrument,moving towards the thicker end until the drum type sound of the plasticky radome is replaced by the dull thud of metal, this will be the edge of the radome and the catches will be all the way round at this point.Hope this helps lol
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« Reply #10 on: May 12th, 2009, 08:34am »

Many thanks.

We have the nose cone already removed, just need the next piece off now, but as you can see below, the entire hinge has been removed by someone, so in theory it's just the 3 internal latches holding it on now....

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« Reply #11 on: May 12th, 2009, 08:40am »

that lever you identified in the previous picky is the one you need push in thumb lever and top lever should spring out pull up and hey presto should swing open PLEASE BE AWARE I HAVE NO CLUE HOW HEAVY THIS PIECE IS IF ITS UN-HINGED BUT REMEMBER ITS BRITISH BUILT AND MADE TO LAST
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« Reply #12 on: May 12th, 2009, 09:17am »

on May 12th, 2009, 06:47am, XM692 wrote:
Folks, still having trouble identifying what needs to be pulled, pushed & prodded to release the 3 nose cone latches on '888.

Am i correct in thinking the item shown highlighted below is a large lever possibly secured by a thumb latch at the bottom ?

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Yep thats the one!!! be carefull though because the hinge has been rmoved it will probably just fall away, if memory seves its not so heavy about twice that of the radome.

Hugh.

And yes i have a use for the radome only wink wink
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« Reply #13 on: May 12th, 2009, 11:36am »

on May 12th, 2009, 08:34am, XM692 wrote:
Many thanks.

We have the nose cone already removed, just need the next piece off now, but as you can see below, the entire hinge has been removed by someone, so in theory it's just the 3 internal latches holding it on now....

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« Reply #14 on: May 12th, 2009, 11:44am »

Thanks for the info' guys. I'll let you know how it goes and how heavy it is !!

Cheers....
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