Sterling101
Had an invite to visit Vulcan XM-655 at the weekend and was asked to bring my model down too.
Turns out I'm not the only one to have built a Vulcan and given it the 655 tail number! His was very well turned out though even if it was only a 48" span

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Cracking day out with plenty of people there at the event and the engine run up was amazing close up too!

Just a shame it wasn't flying weather...
Whoever said nothing is impossible had obviously never tried slamming a revolving door...
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Had an invite to visit Vulcan XM-655 at the weekend and was asked to bring my model down too.
Turns out I'm not the only one to have built a Vulcan and given it the 655 tail number! His was very well turned out though even if it was only a 48" span

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Cracking day out with plenty of people there at the event and the engine run up was amazing close up too!

Just a shame it wasn't flying weather...

1st I was afraid to open this thread (when Vulcans Meet), I was thinking midair collision.

2nd, that is really cool, did they let you fly theirs???
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Sterling101
Sadly not - don't half miss the sight and sound of one of these in the air though!

Just trying to get the video together and uploaded of the engine run up to 25% power
Whoever said nothing is impossible had obviously never tried slamming a revolving door...
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thunder
Many years ago I went to RAF Swinderby air show [ 1986 ] ish and there was a stall selling parts from scrapped Vulcans with the proceeds going towards getting XM-655 back in the air. I purchased a turbine blade and a signed copy [ navigator from black buck missions ] of a painting of a 3 ship Vulcan scramble. As I recall there were several [ low flight time ] Vulcans purchased by organisations with the intentions of getting them flight worthy and on to the air show circuit. I lost track of XM-655 and in those days we never had the internet. Its great to see XM-655 alive and kicking and although she is not allowed to fly she is still a beauty. I reckon my purchase of the turbine blade and the signed copy of the Vulcan scramble was money well spent.
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Sterling101
And 17 minutes of pure cold war noise and joy has been uploaded!

Main engine fire ups start after about 3 minutes

Whoever said nothing is impossible had obviously never tried slamming a revolving door...
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DualDesertEagle
That's some alarming overhang behind the main landing gear! Is the CG really that far up front? I smell tail strike for unexperienced pilots.
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Sterling101
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That's some alarming overhang behind the main landing gear! Is the CG really that far up front? I smell tail strike for unexperienced pilots.

Surprisingly few occurrences really. Very handy for aerodynamic braking though...



And this is XM-655 doing one of her taxi runs. Skip to 3:00 for the actual run...

Whoever said nothing is impossible had obviously never tried slamming a revolving door...
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DualDesertEagle
Well the tail sure as hell came very close to touching the ground during that landing.
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bogusbandit56
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Well the tail sure as hell came very close to touching the ground during that landing.

I`m sure that a few tails got scraped in scramble take offs, but fortunately the RAF had ground crew that could repair the damage
Wot, no Depron?
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