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Old 04-05-2017, 13:28
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The brake blade swap on Queen Elizabeth started. Now her props being fitted. Following is an excerpt from a 2016 article by David Downes, Aircraft Carrier Alliance Engineering Director, explaining the procedure.


"The propulsion drives and propulsion motors have been commissioned and the propeller shafts have been turned at around 100 rpm. At present “brake blades” which absorb shaft torque without producing thrust are fitted to the propeller hubs. This allows around 50% of full power to be absorbed into the water of the fitting out basin and in combination with the load bank enables the power and propulsion system to be tested at full power before the ship leaves the fitting out berth. The brake blades will be removed and the actual propeller blades will be fitted underwater by divers prior to the ship going on sea trials. Although individual blades have been changed on commercial ships under water this is believed to be the first time that a complete set of blades have been changed in this fashion. Jigs and fittings have been designed to aid the divers in handling the blades and the whole evolution has been trialled using one of the second ship’s propeller hubs submerged on the synchrolift in Rosyth."
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P. of W.

A couple of photos from Twitter:
https://twitter.com/HMSPWLS/status/8...289666/photo/1
https://twitter.com/HMSPWLS/status/8...411587/photo/1
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QE to be in Portsmouth by Autumn. Note some of the well thought out !!! comments attached to article.

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/def...tumn-1-7949295
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QE to be in Portsmouth by Autumn. Note some of the well thought out !!! comments attached to article.

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/def...tumn-1-7949295
"should" or maybe 'might' - but then what does Autumn mean in politicians speak?
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:36
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"should" or maybe 'might' - but then what does Autumn mean in politicians speak?
ah well, for that you will need to ask Harriet Baldwin. She is the one who is able to move seasons to suit her own arguments.
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Old 07-05-2017, 22:48
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OVERHEAD PHOTO

UK Defence Journal
HMS Queen Elizabeth almost ready at Rosyth. This photo was taken by M.J. Richardson and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence (CC BY-SA 2.0).
From - https://www.facebook.com/ukdefencejo...type=3&theater
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New aircraft handlers get ready for the big ships

A new batch of sailors have joined the Aircraft Handling branch at RNAS Culdrose, and will soon be using the skills they have learned to support aviation on board the latest Royal Navy ships.

See - http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and...-the-big-ships
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THE PRESS

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/807...n-Elizabeth-II
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Not only is the article itself pathetic, but the attached comments are embarrassing to say the least. We are told by one indignant expert that they cost 12bn each to build, well you learn something every day.
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