XS186 Gallery

XS186 in the rain at Finningley 1967

XS186 in the rain at Finningley 1967

Now coded with a maintenance serial 8408M, at RAF Halton during the 1980’s

Almost the lowest point for XS186, derelict at North Luffenham in the 1990's

Almost the lowest point for XS186, derelict at North Luffenham in the 1990’s

Beyond saving? XS186 with nose cap missing sat at Everrett's in 2003

Beyond saving? XS186 with nose cap missing sat at Everrett’s in 2003

Back from the brink, arrival at Metheringham in 2004

Back from the brink, arrival at Metheringham in 2004

Rapid progress, XS186 in June 2004

Rapid progress, XS186 in June 2004

Plenty to do in the cockpit, with few usable fittings remaining

The cockpit starts to take shape, after a monumental effort to rebuild every wiring loom and control !

Slowly, inch by inch the engine is coaxed into position. The bay just does not look big enough to take it!

Ejector seats in, and XS186 is ready for taxy trials. Mobile Fire & Rescue services will be required, and we are grateful to Aero Fire & Rescue for their support

XS186 looking good in her new markings

XS186 looking good in her new markings

Why not visit our Flickr pages for more great photographs!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90516741@N08/

XS186 in great shape in 2014

XS186 in great shape in 2014

 

5 thoughts on “XS186 Gallery

  1. Philip Moore says:

    I first seen your efforts on this JP a few years ago. I did not realise the condition you received her in. Well done!!

  2. xs186 says:

    Thanks Philip, it certainly has been a labour of love!

  3. Darren Swinn says:

    Great to have seen her last saturday .
    She certainly is looking really good.
    Keep up the good work and cant wait to see her running when i am there

  4. Greg Wilson says:

    Hi guys. Good to see how well 186 is coming along. I hope to get down to visit some time soon. All the best.
    Greg

    • xs186 says:

      Hi Greg. Good to hear from you! You are more than welcome any time. It would probably be worth keeping an eye on our ‘Work Diary’ pages to see when we are having our next engine run, a very impressive event.
      Only problem is at the moment we have a starter panel problem so we need to get that sorted first.The Work Diary pages would give a week or two’s notice of a planned engine run.
      Regards
      Paul

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