SEPECAT Jaguar/SpitfireCorner

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Been a great afternoon, fitting a new nose probe , recently delivered from Australia (from all places) onto my Jaguar cockpit. Will put up a pic later. Baz
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You'd better stop collecting now or the roadsign will be longer than Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Moggy
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Here we go........ [ATTACH=CONFIG]238597[/ATTACH]
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Moggy, the road sign is now Llanfloggingoffmedinkyplanecollectioncosiamallgrowedupnowgogogoch. Baz (for some reason it won't let me have that all in one word)
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There seems to be an arbitrary maximum word length on the forum, looks like about 50 characters. Very Welsh unfriendly. Moggy
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There seems to be an arbitrary maximum word length on the forum, looks like about 50 characters. Very Welsh unfriendly. Moggy
They only have themselves too blame. :highly_amused: http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii120/Duggy009/7piss-off-biggles.jpg
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Jaguar cockpit !?! .... crikey had to read that twice
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Know all about fitting pitot tubes to Jaguars. My last job done on ours. [ATTACH=CONFIG]238621[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]238623[/ATTACH] :D
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At least they didn't leak fuel, unlike the Lightnings.
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At least they didn't leak fuel, unlike the Lightnings.
They did at the end. F3 and F1 fuel leaks were fairly common and quite a few jets had "Do not refuel F3 tank prior to B/F" SFSR's on the end of day refuelling's. XX741 looks like it had an F3 leak and definitely had green entries for F4 leaks. Fortunately plans are to leave those tanks dry.
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Only once they did away with RAF Majors and brought in the 'service to a contract' attitude. It was rare at Abingdon for an aircraft not to have at least one if not both tubs out.

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Hi Al. I meant the pitot tubes. They could leak on a Lightning, I kid you not!
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Different.
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No leaks on mine, however, on mine you have to split the whole fuselage via the 2 retaining screws underside. [ATTACH=CONFIG]238645[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]238646[/ATTACH] All fixed.
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But do you have the clear plastic 'bubble' top to the box - as it adds heaps to the value? If not then repros are available! Rob

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But do you have the clear plastic 'bubble' top to the box - as it adds heaps to the value? If not then repros are available! Rob
Look at the left side of the top picture, I can see that distinctive yellowing clear plastic of an original cover!!

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Hi Al. I meant the pitot tubes. They could leak on a Lightning, I kid you not!
Hi Robbiesurf, Yes, this phenomenon was mentioned in the crash of the T5 Lightning in South Africa. On the accident report it was noted that fuel was seen leaking out of the pitot probe, which I find utterly terrifying as the air data system is compromised somewhat, not to mention the fuel system! It's all on the SA AAIB report. I hope this link works: http://www.caa.co.za/Accidents%20and%20Incidents%20Reports/8706.pdf Piston...Broke.

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I'm sorry Piston I don't quite understand your post. I was aware of the construction of the Lightning anyway. I got the impression first that the SA CAA hadn't determined exactly where the fuel leak originated. The fuel systems in the Lightning are quite fragmented and delicate. The FRS couplings needed to be treated with respect and carefully inspected. The turbo fuel pumps for the reheat system and the fuel lines that were led to rear of the jet pipes. Fuel integrity was also a constant headache. I fixed many a fuel leak on many an airframe at Binbrook.
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Look at the left side of the top picture, I can see that distinctive yellowing clear plastic of an original cover!!
Well spotted. The yellowing will lower the value but I doubt the owner is particularly bothered by that! Rob