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Starboard inner rear engine bay progresses

A few hours of cleaning the heat exchanger exhaust were installed
After a few hours of cleaning the heat exchanger exhaust were installed.

Update by Denys Jones

Just before the heat exchanger exhaust were installed Just before the heat exchanger exhaust were installed.

Just a short note decribing the progress we have made since our last report.

The starboard inner rear engine bay has been stripped out, cleaned down and repainted. The makers and modification plates have had numerous layers of paint removed. After a few hours of cleaning the heat exchanger and the lower intake duct have been reinstalled.


The first part of the heat exchanger exhaust installed The first part of the heat exchanger exhaust installed.

The bay is immediately behind the main inboard starboard engine firewall and forward of the wing leading edge. The major unit shown installed is a heat exchanger. Warm exhaust air was deflected from the main exhaust path by a gate, and flows through the unit passing around vertical tubes and then exiting on the inboard side of the nacelle via the obvious aperture. Cold/outside air was swept in via the cheek scoop and passes up through the now heated vertical tubes to be warmed and then exits out the top of the exchanger through ducting that conveys the warmed air along the wing leading edge for de-icing purposes.

The next job to be tackled is the waste exhaust duct. Once complete we are planning to turn our attention to the engine control rods.

For more information on this project visit the Ferrymead web site and watch the news pages here at the Vickers Viscount Network.

Ferrymead Heritage Park, Ferrymead Park Drive, Heathcote, Christchurch, New Zealand. Phone +64 3 3841970


The starboard inner rear engine bay has been stripped out, cleaned down and repainted
The starboard inner rear engine bay has been stripped out, cleaned down and repainted.

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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