Work Day 4th May 2019

Three tasks completed on Saturday:

  • Prime the rear cabin floor of the T86
  • Preparing Ward Leonard fittings for re assembly
  • Test GX Processors in the LCP

The rear cabin of the T86 is now ready to have new plywood floor panels fitted after the floor received anti corrosion treatment and priming. Preparation is now complete of the alloy floor panels, the steel wheel arches and the securing brackets for the pedestal raising and lowering worm drives.

As can be imagined any external steel fittings on the T86 cabin will have suffered from corrosion including the Ward Leonard fittings under their covers. The accompanying photo shows a batch of fittings after cleaning and corrosion treatment. Thank goodness stainless bolts were used originally.

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Test were also carried out in the LCP with several Argus GX processors which give varying fault symptoms, a bit of a mystery. More work on the Argus will be carried out this coming Saturday. Photos below show the rack of Digital Output cards using the LEDs to assist with diagnosis, then there is a shot of the FT81 terminal showing the nature of the error messages received for us to interpret.

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Away from Cosford our spare fan trays for the Argus computer are being refurbished. Two new fans are required due to failed armature windings. Also the accompanying photo shows a new fan against an original, obvious which is which and of concern is the amount of dirt getting in the fans and being blown through the Argus.

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Pete H.