ZA148 - RR Conway Engine Plate missing

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ZA148 - RR Conway Engine Plate missing

Post by EGDGZTCW » Wed May 06, 2015 6:39 pm

As I am sure most of you are aware, the Newquay site housing ZA148 is currently in a bit of a "transitional" state to say the least. Busy as we are in clearing up, it was with great annoyance that I discover this afternoon that a person or persons unknown, has removed the engine plate from the side of our Conway engine previously on display in the hangar.

Access here as been somewhat limited since closure last October, so it is entirely possible that it has been gone for some time.... I just didn't notice until I was standing next to it with a colleague this afternoon as we were checking its cover. I have been so focused on ensuring the safety of the 'collectibles' onboard that I never gave this little plate a second thought. I am kicking myself now I didn't remove it myself when I had the chance..... but where do you draw the line ?

Anyway, I guess it's gone for good but could I ask all of you out there to please keep your eyes and ears open just in case.

Many thanks,
Chris in Newquay

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Re: ZA148 - RR Conway Engine Plate missing

Post by bobisqueen » Wed May 06, 2015 6:56 pm

Do you know what the S/n of the engine was? I will promote this on the vc10 Facebook pages to Chris.

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Re: ZA148 - RR Conway Engine Plate missing

Post by EGDGZTCW » Wed May 06, 2015 7:20 pm

Sadly not to hand...although I guess we have a record somewhere. As I understand it was the No 1 engine from 148.

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Re: ZA148 - RR Conway Engine Plate missing

Post by EGDGZTCW » Wed May 06, 2015 10:26 pm

A photo of the data plate kindly supplied by Andy Roselli a fellow enthusiast. Taken at Nqy during a visit last year.

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Re: ZA148 - RR Conway Engine Plate missing

Post by Jelle Hieminga » Thu May 07, 2015 9:29 am

I've copied the message to my Facebook page, it's a slim chance but perhaps something will turn up. Perhaps Gary Spoors can get you a replacement plate? I don't know what he's done with the engines that have been removed at Bruntingthorpe.
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Re: ZA148 - RR Conway Engine Plate missing

Post by EGDGZTCW » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:42 am

Bumps a daisy !

Just to say that this data plate is still at large. Can I ask you all to share the photo out and about again on as many forums etc, as you can.

We do feel that the plate was removed rather more recently than previously thought. With the up and coming aerojumble and airshow season underway please keep an eye out.

I am also keen to point out that it is ok to return the plate under plain cover to me at Newquay or however is necessary, I just would like it back please.

Many thanks again for your support.

Chris with ZA148 at Newquay

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Re: ZA148 - RR Conway Engine Plate missing

Post by Jelle Hieminga » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:08 pm

I've pushed the issue to the top of my Facebook page again, hope it helps!
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Re: ZA148 - RR Conway Engine Plate missing

Post by EGDGZTCW » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:31 pm

Thank you Jelle

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Re: ZA148 - RR Conway Engine Plate missing

Post by EGDGZTCW » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:34 pm

Bumps a daisey......

Just to highlight that our Conway data plate is still out there somewhere..please keep an eye out

Thank you

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Re: ZA148 - RR Conway Engine Plate missing

Post by ACLVC10 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:21 am

Would be nice to see it returned to the engine before it gets reinstalled to 148.

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