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Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:21 pm
by Ste

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:04 pm
by Renegadenemo
We have a good idea what those lights are now and have been offered one to copy. We've pretty much ironed out the issues with running an engine too. Just need a little more practice at starting and we can bring everything up to date. We're just helping the museum to get the most out of it, it's their plane after all and there's good publicity to be had and they are happy to have the BBP doing a bit to it while the tin boat is having the summer off.

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:32 pm
by Mike Bull
Renegadenemo wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:04 pm
there's good publicity to be had
Careful, you'll be accused of 'media misinformation tricks' again... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:33 pm
by Ste
Grimes anti collision G9950-1 apparently

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6K56hZkLAsM

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:37 pm
by Ste

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:20 am
by Renegadenemo
Careful, you'll be accused of 'media misinformation tricks' again... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Accused of what? The media have always loved us for delivering warm and uplifting human interest stories - stories like bringing a poor old Vulcan back from the dead. It'll be epic!

That said - have to be careful, let us not get too romantic about what amounts to a weapon of mass destruction. A machine designed with only one aim, to either scare the enemy into not throwing the first punch or to shower fissioning (or is it fusioning) uranium onto Russian children while they slept if they did. Fine to celebrate the amazing engineering and the bravery of the crews but when you boil it down it really was quite a horrible thing in its day.

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:15 pm
by mtskull
What do you need anti-collision lights for?

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:57 am
by Mike Bull
To stop people walking into it? :lol:

Nah, for all the noise and thunder it's a bit of a dull thing to look at when it's running, and a few twinklies imply a bit of life for the public. Something like that!

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:51 am
by Renegadenemo
What do you need anti-collision lights for?
I always struggle with this stuff but I'm wrong. What does it need twinkly lights for? put simply, it doesn't. Nothing is going to crash into it but I remember the crew being aghast in 2001 when I was quite happy to recover Donald in a plastic box. Needless to say, by morning the crew had constructed a proper casket on a wooden base complete with a union flag that we wrapped over the top and stapled into the wood so it wouldn't move. It was absolutely the right thing to do in retrospect and so are the twinkly lights.

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:12 am
by mtskull
Fair enough.