Posts Tagged "trident restoration"

November Working Day

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

We had another day working on G-ARPO this Saturday with a few members of the team present. It proved quite fruitful and we managed to get the front cabin scrubbed thoroughly with chemical film remover as used by professional valet and road maintenance companies. This stuff worked through 28 years of smoke damage and dirt that had accumulated on the ceiling, walls and panels, and scrubbed parts very clean, ready for painting in the future. We also put back in place the window and ceiling panels, which will be cleaned by team member Dave Matthews as he visits regularly to work on the aircraft....

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Landing gear strengthened, cabin cleaned

Posted on Oct 1, 2011 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

More progress is being made on G-ARPO at the museum. Over the past couple of days, KD Flavell Welding came up to help us strengthen the top of one main landing gear struts as it was showing signs of weakening under the weight of the aircraft. This is unfortunately a side effect of where we had to cut the wing off. Nevertheless, Flavell stepped up to the task and have inserted a strong steel plate to give it more than enough strength. They also did a bit more work around the place. We thank them for this sponsorship and their help. Again, HSS Hire helped us out with the hire of the generator,...

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Can you help with our costs? Time is short!

Posted on Jul 21, 2011 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

As we approach move date at the speed of a Trident in cruise (fastest subsonic airliner in its day, don’t you know!), we’ve been landed with a big insurance bill to top us up to the required amount for the move. This amounts to an extra £2000 in costs, which we just don’t have lying around! In addition to this, the cost of the move is a little more than anticipated. Can you help us with our costs? We are very grateful to everyone who has donated so far and it has ALL gone towards the project. However, time is running out and we want to ask if anyone can help us pay for this...

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A day of cleaning

Posted on Jun 7, 2010 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

On Saturday 5th June the team met up at Durham Tees Valley to spend a day working on G-ARPO. The intention was to clean the fuselage from nose to tail and also spend time cleaning the cabin and removing more parts from the cockpit to take away and restore. We arrived at 8.30am, and thanks to Serco who assigned a member of staff to look after us and shepherd us to the fire ground, we spent over 7 hours working on the aircraft. Thanks also to our experienced former firefighters Peter and Phil, who set up high pressure hoses to blast the fuselage and tail. 27 years of grime came clean away in...

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