XM606 - Louisana's Vulcan

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Re: XM606 - Louisana's Vulcan

Postby Sploosher » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:39 pm

Kermit wrote:Would indeed be great ! And precisely why I joined 655MaPS in the first place, its the aircraft that matter and seeing a Vulcan kept in good nick through sheer hard work and determination is just wonderful.and its fun too. As Bovril said, its only a plane trip away to 606 !!!


sounds brilliant to me................... :ymapplause:

even though I have yet to see 655 in motion.............. :(

something I will try to remedy next year though................ \:D/
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Re: XM606 - Louisana's Vulcan

Postby Avro683 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:25 pm

Well, best thing to do would have the people in charge of 655 contact the people in charge of 606. WHo knows? Maybe somethign could be worked out that when 655 is put to bed for the winter, a sunny trip to louisiana could be on the cards?
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Re: XM606 - Louisana's Vulcan

Postby Sooty655 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:02 pm

Avro683 wrote:Well, best thing to do would have the people in charge of 655 contact the people in charge of 606. WHo knows? Maybe somethign could be worked out that when 655 is put to bed for the winter, a sunny trip to louisiana could be on the cards?

Nice idea, but XM655 is never "put to bed for the winter" - the winter period is when most of the work (except painting) is done. January and February 2011 will be taken up with removing, inspecting and (hopefully) reinstalling our No 3 engine.
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Re: XM606 - Louisana's Vulcan

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:08 pm

Sooty655 wrote:
Avro683 wrote:Well, best thing to do would have the people in charge of 655 contact the people in charge of 606. WHo knows? Maybe somethign could be worked out that when 655 is put to bed for the winter, a sunny trip to louisiana could be on the cards?

Nice idea, but XM655 is never "put to bed for the winter" - the winter period is when most of the work (except painting) is done. January and February 2011 will be taken up with removing, inspecting and (hopefully) reinstalling our No 3 engine.




Well that will ONLY take up two weekends, what are you going to do with the rest of the time? :p
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Re: XM606 - Louisana's Vulcan

Postby Sooty655 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:17 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:
Sooty655 wrote:
Avro683 wrote:Well, best thing to do would have the people in charge of 655 contact the people in charge of 606. WHo knows? Maybe somethign could be worked out that when 655 is put to bed for the winter, a sunny trip to louisiana could be on the cards?

Nice idea, but XM655 is never "put to bed for the winter" - the winter period is when most of the work (except painting) is done. January and February 2011 will be taken up with removing, inspecting and (hopefully) reinstalling our No 3 engine.

Well that will ONLY take up two weekends, what are you going to do with the rest of the time? :p

If the weather is anything like it was last year for the same work on No 4, we'll be freezing to death. :(( :((
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Re: XM606 - Louisana's Vulcan

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:20 pm

Good luck!
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Re: XM606 - Louisana's Vulcan

Postby Avro683 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:19 pm

Probably never happen but I wonder how much work it would involve getting 606 running again? At lest electrically with the aapp etc.?
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Re: XM606 - Louisana's Vulcan

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:51 pm

How long is a piece of string?
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Re: XM606 - Louisana's Vulcan

Postby Avro683 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:08 pm

well.... going by the pictures online she looks in good shape inside the wheel wells etc.. Has anyone seen inside her?
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Re: XM606 - Louisana's Vulcan

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:35 pm

I would hazard a guess that the good weather where she lives has helped to preserve her well!
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Re: XM606 - Louisana's Vulcan

Postby Avro683 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:49 pm

Fr sure! It would almost be like suspended animation for the aircraft!
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Re: XM606 - Louisana's Vulcan

Postby Simplypaddy101 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:12 am

I am particularly sorry to know of the deteriorating state of XM606 as I was the Captain of the crew that flew her in 1974 to win the Strategic Air Command Navigation Trophy. Like all the Vulcans, she was a fantastic aircraft & deserves a better fate. :( :( :( :(
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Re: XM606 - Louisana's Vulcan

Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:16 pm

Welcome aboard, good to have you here. :ymapplause:

Please nip over to the new members thread and introduce yourself! ;)
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