Work Day 18th November 2017

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The simulator was run up and remains serviceable. Ran for a couple of hours before shutting down.

T86
Last week the pedestal drive chain slipped when trying to raise the pedestal so this Saturday Neil re tensioned the chain and raising and lowering the pedestal now works a treat. Raising and lowering the pedestal has to be carried out manually, a task greatly improved with the acquisition of a ½” drive ‘speed brace’ courtesy of eBay and Dave for sourcing the correct size, square, socket. Accompanying photos show the drive chain and the speed brace in action.

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Pete H set to and completed the paint removal and rubbing down the aerial assembly’s Rx cover, a task started by Richard. A heat gun was used to remove the top coats which literally peeled away as shown in the accompanying photo.

T86 Rx Cover 1 wm.jpgThe The Rx cover now awaits priming and a top coat. As always it is the preparation for a repaint that takes time.

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With the pedestal raised once more it was back to replacing the floor in the rear of the cabin, a jigsaw of sections, hand crafted to fit. The accompanying photo shows the large centre floor section fitted. Removing the last remains of the original rotten plywood was also carried out ready for continuing the manufacturing and fitting of the new floor sections.

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With the pedestal raised once more it was back to replacing the floor in the rear of the cabin, a jigsaw of sections, hand crafted to fit. The accompanying photo shows the large centre floor section fitted. Removing the last remains of the original rotten plywood was also carried out ready for continuing the manufacturing and fitting of the new floor sections.

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One thought on “Work Day 18th November 2017”

  1. Hello I’m new to this site, however, from 1952 till 1963 I worked at the factory on Blackbird Road Leicester. first as an apprentice and finally on the final test. I helped test the first Yellow River (Mk1 Bloodhound) then about 1961 it was Blue Anchor (Mk2 Bloodhound) both these systems were valve systems, the only transistors in Blue Anchor were to replace the PO relays. On the week I left a new rack was fitted and it was full of printed boards, I never saw it switched on, this was 4th Feb 1963, this was set No3. Set No2 was dispatched to Woomera Australia a few months before there never was a No1. When No2 was sent to Woomera it took 10 Pickford Low loaders to transport it. Somewhere I have photographs of Yellow River but no Blue Anchor, security was tight on that one Regards Ernest Miller

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