(25th August 2012)
WZ507 had its annual inspection in May and June this year;
a routine check to ensure the aircraft is in good condition
and rectify any problems at an early stage. As usual, a few
minor problems were unearthed.
Some corrosion was discovered on one of the elevator attachment
brackets. The elevator, rudders and fairings needed to be
removed to allow access, after which the bracket was removed
and sandblasted to remove the corrosion, chemically treated
to prevent a recurrence and then reattached.
There was a small amount of play in the flap attachment
which required new parts to be fitted and the battery connector
in the nose bay required re-termination.
A fault in the starter motor warning light circuit was addressed
and an unserviceable navigation light was fixed.
During this time the parachutes and battery were also sent
away for separate inspections by specialist organisations.
Everything was found to be satisfactory and the aircraft is
once again fully serviceable.
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please contact Matt Hampton via the VPG web site.
The Vampire is often flying and will visit several airfields
during the year.
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