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by mtskull
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: David Tremayne's Stay Gold
Replies: 22
Views: 1346

Re: David Tremayne's Stay Gold

As I understand it, the UK record for terminal speed of a jet dragster is a smidgin over 336mph. That was achieved at Santa Pod, which is an awful lot shorter than Elvington.
by mtskull
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2709
Views: 317155

Re: Pic of the Day

Techteam wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:50 am
Is the choccie sauce on internal panels just for corrosion protection ?
I was just about to ask the question: Why do you need sealant on that piece? More trouble than it's worth, surely?
by mtskull
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Warby's Spirit of Australia II
Replies: 25
Views: 2305

Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

I can't add anything to what's already been said, except that I can't wait to see that boat fulfil its potential.
by mtskull
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Another Bluebird Replica!
Replies: 21
Views: 1644

Re: Another Bluebird Replica!

Maybe Bill or Mike will confirm this but I can't help feeling that the curvature of the nose isn't quite right......
by mtskull
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1293
Views: 165852

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Back in 2006, I was having an in-depth medical exam courtesy of a doctor who'd been involved in examining victims of the Kegworth crash. He told me that a high proportion of the victims he examined had been killed by glass duty-free booze bottles flying from the overhead lockers and striking them o...
by mtskull
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1293
Views: 165852

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

It's a long time since I read either report but my recollection is that the Kegworth crew were in a big hurry to get down and this clouded their problem solving process. If memory serves - and I'll look this up and read it tomorrow because this is my anoraky subject - the duff engine shed part of a...
by mtskull
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1293
Views: 165852

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

....humans will still find a way to scupper themselves even with a checklist. There was the Kegworth accident where, had they bothered to read it properly and not thrown their aircraft at the ground, they'd likely have picked up that they'd shut down the wrong engine. Not quite; if they had just go...
by mtskull
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1293
Views: 165852

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Clearly it can happen even on modern commercial airliners. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKo4Eee7V3s I had to google that one; they made a nice job of the landing. A pity about the popped circuit breaker which prevented the alternate landing gear system from working; some airline managers I know ...
by mtskull
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1293
Views: 165852

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

You then run the risk of a partial drop.. i.e. One leg dropping and the other two staying up. Then your in a world of hurt. In my most humble opinion better to belly land than try with one leg lowered. Maybe so in some tailwheel aircraft but with a tricycle configuration, received wisdom has always...
by mtskull
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1293
Views: 165852

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Apparently it does have two pumps as you'd expect, and when the Green one failed, the Red one failed to supply pressure, likewise the RAT. I'm very surprised that there isn't a last resort manual pump or, at very least, a cable or linkage system by which the pilot could directly release the uplocks...