'Bob' is on the move

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Gwyn
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'Bob' is on the move

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Hi all,

Not sure if this item is posted elsewhere but I just read in Flypast that 'Bob' is in the middle of being dismantled and on it's way to Cosford. Apologies if I am duplicating info.

Gwyn

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The last I heard, probably on this forum, was that dismantling will take some considerable time, and there are no dates set for the actual move, though this summer would seem likely.

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She is a tough girl to dismantle I would imagine. I watched a standard being broken up at LHR once when the standard wrecker unit blew itself apart trying to break the centre box.

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It's progressing well judging from the fb updates, nacelles are now off.

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Hi,

Out of interest how can one keep up with the moving process? Is there a web site?

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Yes would be nice to be kept up to date on the progress, I appreciate that some of it I s posted on Facebook but not all have such access, can someone in the know keep up us in the loop on here??

Many thanks in advance

Andy

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The Facebook page is 'open' as far as I can tell, so that anyone can have a look at what's posted there. Just use this link:
https://www.facebook.com/XR808

The team has made some good progress towards the move and this is all being done with care. Bob is in good hands!
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Hi Jelle,

Always a solution.

Thanks a lot.

Gwyn

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Many thanks Jelle

Andy

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Maybe should be in another thread but been to Cosford today and tucked around the back is BOB'S tail fin and flaps etc all lying on tyres.

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You were right, I've moved your post in here to keep the news about Bob's move together. Hope you don't mind Rob68!

Good to hear that the first bits have arrived! Moving the small bits is easy, it will be interesting to see what will happen with the fuselage and wings!
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Gary is hoping to be able to move the fuselage in one section, subject to final route planning.

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Move planned for some time after air show isn't it ?

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'Bob' is on the move

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petet16 wrote:Gary is hoping to be able to move the fuselage in one section, subject to final route planning.
That would be great! The inboard wing sections will most likely have to come off before that can happen though. Or is there a route that will accept a wide, long load?

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Jelle Hieminga wrote:
petet16 wrote:Gary is hoping to be able to move the fuselage in one section, subject to final route planning.
That would be great! The inboard wing sections will most likely have to come off before that can happen though. Or is there a route that will accept a wide, long load?
Once you've got onto the A14, it should be dual carriageways all the way to Cosford.

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