Thursday, 10 September 2015

More parts for Lindy!

This weeks visit to see Mr J Birkett of Birketts Radio & Surplus in Lincoln yielded a good 'haul' of Victor K2 compatible parts. Essential to help keep XL231 in fully working order and it comprised of the following; 
3x TACAN Transmitter/ Receivers (the large square boxes)
3x MV electrical Frequency meters for the AEO panel
2x Main engine jet pipe temperature indicators 
1x Main engine oil pressure indicator
1x Fuel gauge amplifier
1x Altimeter Pressure Error Corrector Unit

Some of the above items are not essential as XL231 is not flying but as an 'Historical Object' We prefer as much as possible to be kept in fully working order and XL231 is the ONLY totally complete example of her breed left.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Victor K2 reunion Saturday 12th September

A small gathering of ex-Victor K2 personnel are gathering at Elvington for a day of nostalgia and an engine run of XL231 'Lusty Lindy'. This will be followed by a chance to tour and inspect the aircraft.

The personnel served on either of the Victor K2 Squadrons, No's 55 or No57 Sqn's respectively or The Victor Operational Conversion Unit, No232 OCU.

Subject to the event being a success a major reunion will be organised for 2016.

The event and the Museum is open to general visitors as well on the 12th Sept.