ZA150 - Dunsfold 13 December - Now with Pics

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ZA150 - Dunsfold 13 December - Now with Pics

Post by 1103 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:04 pm

Today, with the aid of ground support equipment from Virgin Atlantic Airways & British Airways, we fired up the Conway's :D in a demonstration for the Brooklands Museum trustees and their parliamentary guests. The run lasted several minutes and all the flying controls were functioned through their full range.

Later we started two engines and rolled her forward a few yards to rotate the tyres. We would have taken her down the runway but McLaren had it booked for sports car testing :( .

All that remains now is to get the APU to work.

Paul
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Re: ZA150 - Dunsfold 13 December

Post by vololiberista » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:37 pm

1103 wrote:Today, with the aid of ground support equipment from Virgin Atlantic Airways & British Airways, we fired up the Conway's :D in a demonstration for the Brooklands Museum trustees and their parliamentary guests. The run lasted several minutes and all the flying controls were functioned through their full range.

Later we started two engines and rolled her forward a few yards to rotate the tyres. We would have taken her down the runway but McLaren had it booked for sports car testing :( .

All that remains now is to get the APU to work.

Paul
Could you not have had a "Race you to the end of the runway!" competition with McLaren? The trick is to get in front of the sports car and let the Conways blow it off the runway :-)////)
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Re: ZA150 - Dunsfold 13 December

Post by 1103 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:23 pm

I think the McLaren has us on initial acceleration. Apart from that, I'm not keen on repeating the Victor incident. The A281 is at the end of the runway

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Re: ZA150 - Dunsfold 13 December

Post by Jelle Hieminga » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:12 pm

Congratulations on a successful day Paul! Good to hear that ZA150 is making noise again.
Buttons . . . check. Dials . . . check. Switches . . . check. Little
colored lights . . . check.

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Re: ZA150 - Dunsfold 13 December

Post by 1103 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:04 am

Thanks Jelle.

Now if there any APU experts please pm me. It ASD's between self-sustaining speed & governed speed.

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Re: ZA150 - Dunsfold 13 December

Post by EGDGZTCW » Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:41 am

Great news ! ..... Wish I was there to hear them

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Re: ZA150 - Dunsfold 13 December

Post by Rover75 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:30 am

Any pictures or video of the day?

Cheers

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Re: ZA150 - Dunsfold 13 December

Post by 1103 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:53 am

Not from me I'm afraid Mike. I was in the cockpit as part of the team that made it happen.

There was a plan to get Chris Orlebar down there to video it but the last piece of the jigsaw puzzle, ground equipment wise, didn't fall into place until late on Thursday.

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Re: ZA150 - Dunsfold 13 December

Post by 1103 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:37 pm

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Re: ZA150 - Dunsfold 13 December - Now with Pics

Post by Jelle Hieminga » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:47 pm

Thanks for this Paul, great to see and hear ZA150 again! I've taken the liberty of copying your videos so that they don't overload your server.





I think I can just make out a few huge grins behind those open cockpit windows.... :wink:
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Re: ZA150 - Dunsfold 13 December - Now with Pics

Post by 1103 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:52 pm

No problem Jelle. It was a good day.

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Re: ZA150 - Dunsfold 13 December - Now with Pics

Post by Bill1980 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:01 pm

Great stuff! =D>

Just out of interest, how much fuel was burnt during that engine run?

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Re: ZA150 - Dunsfold 13 December - Now with Pics

Post by 1103 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:22 pm

To be honest I didn't notice, we just pleased everything had come together at last minute to enable the run to be carried out.

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Re: ZA150 - Dunsfold 13 December - Now with Pics

Post by Bill1980 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:02 pm

I would hope the RAF delivered her with some juice left in the tanks :lol:

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Re: ZA150 - Dunsfold 13 December - Now with Pics

Post by ACLVC10 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:46 pm

Great videos, great to hear her again :)

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