Avro Vulcan XL319

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Mike Bull
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Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Post by Mike Bull » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:37 pm

No.4 engine run videos are now on You Tube-









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Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Post by JfromJAGs » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:01 pm

It's amazing how you got these going again. I need to admitt though, its kind of boaring to watch. Having a jet engine in a boat located near the water and to see how it blows the water behind it, is a lot more exciting to me :D

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Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Post by Mike Bull » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:01 pm

Putting the vids together, I was very aware that there wasn't much to see!

Yes, there's a lot to be said for a warm cloud of kerosene scented spray 8-)

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Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Post by Ste » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:29 pm

Who cares about not much to see, sound is brilliant and what an achievement. Would be cool to get a howl! What % power would that take?

By the way I wouldn’t worry about the mobile phone mast, it’ll will have been considered in their risk assessment when it was erected, as it’s entirely foreseeable that a group of engineering nutters would start the engines of a Cold War nuclear bomber 36 years after it was decommissioned, and it will therefore have been erected at an appropriate position away....... not :D #Moveavulcan 👍
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Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Post by Mike Bull » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:45 pm

One final Vulcan video, showing some of the work we did to get No.4 engine running again including the very first brief light on a spoonful of kerosene.


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Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Post by Filtertron » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:57 pm

I watched a couple of those vids during smoko at work. Got a few odd looks from people when they heard the air start winding up. :mrgreen:

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Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Post by ThornyBush » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:57 pm

Same here, whenever I sit and watch the videos, (Bluebird on Bute, or the various engine starts be it Jetstar, Orpheus or Olympus) or read through the twitter feeds at lunch time, my team wonder what the racket is...until they see me smiling and then realise I'm recounting the enjoyable year I have had so far :D !
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