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xx Buccaneer SMk2B XX894 - Progress
« Thread started on: Dec 16th, 2006, 4:28pm »

Progress reports for Buccaneer SMk2B XX894 will be posted here:
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 17th, 2006, 12:25pm »

Update from the 16th December 2006.

Work continues at good pace on XX894. The team still has a very irritating problem with the main fuel system on the port engine to sort out but at least this troublesome engine now runs unaided by the ground start equipment although it refuses to accelerate correctly to idle. A few more weeks of tinkering and adjustments will hopefully see this issue fixed.
The starboard engine was exercised on the same day up to 80% RPM and behaved faultlessly with both electric generators and hydraulic pumps coming on line correctly.

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Fellow team member, Malcolm Runs up the Stad...(low pressure air starter).
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Starting the starboard engine...
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Me in the 'hot seat'...
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Port engine starting...
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More progress reports to follow soon!
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 17th, 2006, 5:42pm »

Impressive wet start, what was your TGT ?
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« Reply #3 on: Dec 17th, 2006, 6:09pm »

TGT was 0 degrees at point of ignition and topped out at 200 degrees at 33% HP RPM.
It should reach 400 degrees at idle (50-55% HP RPM) but due to our acceleration problem the engine fails to reach this point and instead settles back to 18% HP RPM (air off) at which point I have to chop the throttle because the temperature escalates toward 600 degrees rapidly!
600 degrees should only be reached at take off point at 100% HP RPM not 18% stationary shocked shocked shocked

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« Reply #4 on: Dec 17th, 2006, 7:12pm »

Great photographs cheesy

Must be a new mod - reheat !!!! shocked

894 OK ??

Will get update / pictures onto website as soon as I can - tad busy !!! this week.

Francis - have sent you an e-mail with questions on what I need etc for XX894 part of website

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« Reply #5 on: Jan 13th, 2007, 9:59pm »

Today was a monumental day for all of the members of the Buccaneer Trust as XX894’s fuel system issues were finally fixed.
On completion of the works, the port engine was started and tested through the speed range up to 80% HP RPM.
Later during the same day, for the first time in years, 894 started and ran both engines simultaneously at, and above ground idle for approximately five minutes.
There are still more hurdles to cross before taxi runs can commence, but these are minor compared to the problems that have dogged 894’s engines for the last three years.

Due to being in the cockpit I did not get any photos of the event, but will post some of the other team members photos when I get them. Mean while here is a couple from earlier in the day!

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« Reply #6 on: Jan 14th, 2007, 12:19pm »

As promised, here are a few photos of XX894’s successful engine runs.

The port engine fires up for the first time since we started the project…
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I relay from the cockpit that we have achieved 80% HP RPM. Malcolm gesticulates this to the camera…
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If only you could hear the noise! 3 years of hard work is rewarded as 894 runs up both of her engines for the first time in years…

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« Reply #7 on: Jan 16th, 2007, 1:35pm »

Welldone Francis and the team be good to see her running under her own steam at an open day in the near future. laugh
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« Reply #8 on: Jan 16th, 2007, 4:36pm »

Well done Francis and all the Brunty Boys laugh
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« Reply #9 on: Jan 16th, 2007, 5:42pm »

Certainly come a long way from this:
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26th September 2003, Farnborough, Hants, copyright - Colin Perriss, The Buccaneer Trust.

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« Reply #10 on: Jan 17th, 2007, 6:46pm »

Just when I think I have finished the latest web updates - Nigel yet again cracks the whip !!!!! wink

http://www.buccsociety.com/xx894/xx894_early_days_index.htm

Has Colin any more like this ??

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« Reply #11 on: Jan 17th, 2007, 6:52pm »

Give got around 250 of Colin's images of the move from Farnborough, each one is around 1 to 2mb, Can email you a selection if your want?

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« Reply #12 on: Jan 17th, 2007, 9:23pm »

Can you send them on a CD to me ??

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« Reply #13 on: Feb 7th, 2007, 6:32pm »

XX894 Successfully ran both here engines last weekend for approximately 10 minutes so that idling adjustments could be made.
If you look closely you'll see that when the second (starboard) engine has spooled up, the generator is brought on line and the top spine rendezvous light illuminates and the bomb door is rotated!


Here is a taster of what went on:

http://s44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/plazzdaman/XX894%20Videos/?action=view¤t=XX894-1.flv

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« Reply #14 on: Feb 7th, 2007, 6:41pm »

One more for now... This one shows wing fold, Tail Plane, Rudder and Nose Wheel Steering. None of this stuff worked 3 years ago!

http://s44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/plazzdaman/XX894%20Videos/?action=view¤t=XX894WingFold.flv

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Credit must go to the two fine actors in the clips, Malcolm and Andy wink
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