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Old 20th Dec 2020, 23:01
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This might help in your rebuild


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RAF-RN-Ai...gAAOSwp6xfu8cZ
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Old 21st Dec 2020, 08:38
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
I bet it still smells of OX 38 !
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Old 21st Dec 2020, 13:14
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Originally Posted by peterperfect View Post
I bet it still smells of OX 38 !

I still smell of OX 38
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Old 21st Dec 2020, 16:23
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Lol, me too
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Old 21st Dec 2020, 16:38
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I preferred OM 15
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Old 21st Dec 2020, 16:53
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I was at RAF Kai Tak, when the pylon fell off when it was being folded.
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Old 21st Dec 2020, 21:26
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Originally Posted by spitfirek5054 View Post
I preferred OM 15
On a scale of nastiness I always rated OM15 as worst with Avtur next.
Mind you at that point I had not discovered Skydrol, gods punishment for taking up aircraft enginering.
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Old 21st Dec 2020, 22:20
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Skydrol and VC 10, used to leak all over you when doing pump changes on the engines, nasty paintstriping stuff.
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Old 21st Dec 2020, 22:32
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Spit..,was that due to corrosion,or incompetence ,or..other...?
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Old 22nd Dec 2020, 06:41
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A crack had developed in the Upper Hinge,as far as I remember,there was no inspection done there, had to get MARTSU out to repair it.
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Old 22nd Dec 2020, 08:16
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Spit...thanks
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Old 22nd Dec 2020, 09:50
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They brought a Mod. out to replace the single upper hinge with a double hinge, apparently the crack developed from the inside.
We had to do NDT every 5 flying hours,later extended to 10, Eddy Current was the preferred test,but if not available Ardrox.
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Old 22nd Dec 2020, 11:58
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Quote "On a scale of nastiness I always rated OM15 as worst"
OM15 = instant Dermatitis. Awful stuff. I never had any reaction at all to Fluid 41...hmmm
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Old 22nd Dec 2020, 13:45
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As a Crewman, I used to wear OX38 all down my back. Straight off Top Deck down bulkhead and onto me. You could always tell the difference between pilots jackets and crewman's, forget badges just see who smelt of the stuff!
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Old 22nd Dec 2020, 13:55
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Anybody who worked on Hunters, single engine Wessex, or Belvederes will be familiar with Avpin. We had a guy on Belvederes who swallowed some, on that aircraft the Avpin tank was up high on the side of the cabin, you had to stand on a hook on ladder, and pour the stuff in from a plastic can.
This guy fell back off the ladder, and Covered himself in Avpin, the sick bay kept him in, and checked his blood pressure every few minutes, but he was OK.
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Old 22nd Dec 2020, 19:36
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It was lucky he didn't fart.
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Old 22nd Dec 2020, 20:49
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Huge 72, I used to joke that I took my flying suits home for an oil change. Hope all is well, Happy Christmas my friend AP
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Old 10th Feb 2021, 13:10
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you got the avionics... well.... fuses and big clunky electrical components bay door would be a better description...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Westland-...oAAOSwk6RfHaz9
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Old 11th Feb 2021, 11:55
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Thumbs up

I still have my flying jacket and stain on shoulder (still smells of oil) and I left 72 in 1980
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Old 11th Feb 2021, 15:00
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Blue Up,

Any updates/pictures on the project?
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