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Vulcan @ RIAT

Discussion in 'Media' started by andybond, Jul 19, 2015.

Discuss Vulcan @ RIAT in the Media area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

  2. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

     
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    andybond Staff Member

  4. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    What a machine...quite literally a weapon of mass destruction :)
     
  5. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    "Just going for an arse about in my £110m fighter plane, BRB"
     
  6. r5gordini

    r5gordini Moderator

    You were there? We could have met up - I was there with the kids!
     
  7. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    No mate. Just have a passing interest in aviation
     
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  8. gtmatt

    gtmatt Well-Known Member

    Amazing piece of kit shame she's so old and can't be updated again​
     
  9. r5gordini

    r5gordini Moderator

    We LOVED watching Vulcan! Especially my daughter and me. Very sad she won't be flying again after this year - I hope we can get to see her again at least a couple of times before she retires!
     
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  10. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Its not just that bud it's technical resource and support, airframe life and engine life. It would require an utterly phenomenal amount of money to keep it in the air, probably ten times what the entire project has cost to date.
     
  11. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

    -Dr Suess

    :)
     
  12. Billy Pallets

    Billy Pallets Well-Known Member

    That display from 558 has caused quite a stir. It's the first time she's flown fully inverted since she returned to the air (7:45). Apparently they changed the pilot for Sunday's display, and briefed the crowd beforehand that the display would be a bit more sedate than Saturday's.

    I'm going to have to try and see her again this year before it's all over. She's due at Shoreham airshow in August, which I WILL be going to. I'm also thinking of doing Wings and Wheels at Dunsfold. I've heard so many horror stories about that event, and it's organisation, but I'm thinking of taking the risk just to see the Vulcan.

    We should do a Turbo Renault airshow day :D
     
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  13. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Pop round to my house. It goes overhead , around , near me ..
     
  14. Billy Pallets

    Billy Pallets Well-Known Member

    Stop rubbing it in Andy. If you weren't a few hundred miles away I'd be there all the time ;)
     
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  15. r5gordini

    r5gordini Moderator

    I asked the pilots if she'd gone inverted on the Saturday and they said "no" - 120 degrees, but I have photographic evidence! It sure looked like upside down to me! And right over the crowd - almost exactly above where I was standing!
     
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  16. Billy Pallets

    Billy Pallets Well-Known Member

    It's pretty obvious that they'll try and deny it. Quite funny though when so many people/cameras saw it.

    It's a shame that this video went out of focus, but I'd say that's pretty much inverted:

     
  17. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Thats as inverted as you're going to get without being inverted lol! Lets face it, it was upside-down even if it didn't cross the axis.
     
  18. Andyquadra

    Andyquadra Well-Known Member

    whats the problem with it going inverted?
     
  19. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    It's Old, and priceless.
    The Airframe has >10% more hours on it than any other Vulcan, ever.
    Flying low in dense air increases the stress on the airframe, and thats all this Vulcan does and has done since recommissioning.
    Rolling (fully) a Vulcan was banned by the powers that be way back in the day apparently.

    Saying that though, fair play to the pilot for giving it the beans, and I can't wait to see what they pull out of the bag on its final final final display. I hope they smash the throttles open and rip across the runway at 10 feet, stick its nose in the air and do a vertical climb and roll out at the top like a boss :)
     
  20. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Funny, a release was made saying dont expect it to be as extreme Sunday. They also changed pilots
     
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