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by Rev Light
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 23
Views: 1184

Tidworth Incident.....

Smiler,

I used to work at Boscombe Down myself until 2001. I was there for 5 years at the HSMU (Harrier Software Maintenance Unit).

Me my old boss at Old Sarum, and my old Station Commander.....Both retired, but keeping busy.

Hey ho,

Steve
by Rev Light
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6A engine oil
Replies: 9
Views: 205

SE6A engine oil

4 to 4.5 litres rings a bell, depending on how much oil you have left in your engine.
by Rev Light
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Random stuttering/cutting on way to work this morning
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Random stuttering/cutting on way to work this morning

Doh! Peter got there first
by Rev Light
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Random stuttering/cutting on way to work this morning
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Random stuttering/cutting on way to work this morning

What is you rev counter doing? If it is dropping to zero intermittently, it points to ignition circuit....all of it

Steve
by Rev Light
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Daily Driver
Replies: 38
Views: 1668

Daily Driver

Well done and congrats on your new purchase. I think the rear lights look good - I would be keeping them if they were of good quality.

Steve
by Rev Light
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 23
Views: 1184

Tidworth Incident.....

Did the repair on the front of the bonnet, which had been there for some time. The Matt black is a temporary finish, applied with a brush, for the short/medium term and looks okay from a distance. But there are compatibility issues with the feathered edges of the underlying paint, so really should h...
by Rev Light
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 23
Views: 1184

Tidworth Incident.....

Like the Yangste Incident?
by Rev Light
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 23
Views: 1184

Tidworth Incident.....

More pictures. this time on the driver's side. Radial cracks can be made out in the underlying fibre glass. New layer of matting applied to cover.

Time for some rubbing down and filling before some temporary paint.

Steve
by Rev Light
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 23
Views: 1184

Tidworth Incident.....

Actually it was nice to sit in all these cockpits and press all the buttons and pull all the toggle switches, even the red ones and those surrounded by yellow and black. In my days in the RAF, this was a bit of a 'no, no'....As you can imagine! Also I am particularly interested in the older British ...
by Rev Light
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 23
Views: 1184

Tidworth Incident.....

An American pilot once commented that only the British could produce such a powerful aircraft that could not break the sound barrier.......But apparently good for low level strike and tossing 'red beards' about. A rather large aircraft for our small carriers though. I am sure that if P.A had one, it...
by Rev Light
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 23
Views: 1184

Tidworth Incident.....

Even after the "Tidworth Incident" the day was not a complete write-off. Here is me in another Scimitar, of the Supermarine variety. I was surprised on how relatively simple the cockpit was for a nuclear capable, carrier borne, fighter bomber. Alas, it was not the complete aircraft, just the nose se...
by Rev Light
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 23
Views: 1184

Tidworth Incident.....

Actually, the hinges are not too bad, although they would benefit from 5 minutes fettling in the vice, and the damage to the bonnet is only really the rear corners, which are now white and fluffy. Plus a couple of dings on the wings. So if the sun is out, I might do a repair on the bonnet at home. O...
by Rev Light
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 23
Views: 1184

Tidworth Incident.....

Ian, that was the joke :D

jim, are you about Sunday? I believe you were saying a week or two ago, that you were going to be very busy....

I have a can or two of Satin Black

Steve
by Rev Light
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 23
Views: 1184

Tidworth Incident.....

Today, I decided to take a run out to Old Sarum Museum and then on to Salisbury to buy the wife some cheap perfume... Any way, on the approach to Tidworth the bonnet of my SE5a decided to open. It was a shock, I can tell you, as we were doing 60 at the time. Brakes on! I managed to jam it closed eno...
by Rev Light
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 223
Views: 26071

SE5A Project - Swindon

Dash3.jpg Dash2.jpg Might be making this panel out of metal and once bent into shape, gluing on some veneer. But I am also thinking of trying 4mm marine ply and scoring the back to allow me to bend it. Then securing and strengthening using some glass fibre matting. Need to look at the console area ...

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