The team got the pressure washer out for a bath. Completed Tina at the same time so all are smelling like Fr….. tarts. A bit of AAPP wiring to complete by our knitting master this week end. We plan to combine an anti det run and systems check on the Saturday afternoon prior to the Open Day as we position to the threshold.
Nimrod XV226 also got a bath and an anti det run was completed on 14 August. The problem with the hydraulic braking system has eased although there is still an adjustment needed in the nose wheel bay- particularly difficult to access. No 2 engine behaved at first but still closed down when the throttles were being adjusted normally. It would seem that the throttle needs caressing like a Stradivarius rather than plucked like George Formby’s uke. The upshot is that Bob T has declared 226 a runner for the Open Day and has put his uke away.
All set to go. The sales team will be selling our branded goodies and the raffle tickets to support Tina from our tent in the franchise area. First prize is the guided cockpit visit sitting in the deactivated ejection seat plus many other attractive aviation prizes. The crew will be around the Victor merchandise tent during the day with Bob signing his book “Contact”. Mike will be around the threshold from 8.45-ish to talk about Tina to anyone or himself. See you there.