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by redbaron1
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Looking for opinions on an Autograph
Replies: 10
Views: 5123

Re: Looking for opinions on an Autograph

Apart from the fact that it looks as if it has been painstakingly copied, compared to one I have, there are two very significant differences. In mine: 1. The second loop in the first "D" in Donald does not intersect the downstroke 2. The loops in the "l" and "d" at the end of Donald are continuous, ...
by redbaron1
Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 269586

Re: Technical Talk

Indeed they were. Grace under pressure I thinks it’s called. One occasion I recall was when they were both learning to fly at Shoreham, and Lew quietly persuaded a rather reluctant Ken to take my girlfriend and I up in the back of a Cherokee. Reluctant, because Ken was in the process of getting his ...
by redbaron1
Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 336696

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Quite. I think it makes it look a bit of a hybrid. Easy to be picky but i think a Martin cupola (as per Vera) would have been better. I read somewhere that Richard Todd was also taught how to start a lanc and possibly taxi it during the filming of the Dam Busters, but with a qualified pilot sitting ...
by redbaron1
Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 336696

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Am I right in thinking Just Jane now has a "proper" FN50 mid upper turret now Mike? If so, I wonder if it is the full gubbins or just the cupola, as it appears to be installed in the slightly more forward position as per the Martin turret normally fitted to Mk V11s, which I think had less of a "keel...
by redbaron1
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 336696

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

[quote="Richie"]Interesting Mike ! I always thought that two engined birds had counter rotating engines for stability, weird seeing both engines in the same rotation ?! When can we do one of these then ? It's only ply wood after all 8-) I understand the torque induced as a result contributed to the ...
by redbaron1
Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 336696

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Alas, I've only ever been inside the Lincoln that was at Southend in the late seventies and recently uncovered the 35mm transparencies I took. This was the aircraft that succeeded PA474 testing a wing aerofoil mounted vertically atop the fuselage and was therefore turret less. Can't remember what ha...
by redbaron1
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 336696

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Sounds as though you are speaking from experience Mike - and I had you down as not a day over 70! Seriously, I did wonder whether they had sacrificed authenticity in the interests of elf & safety, as I have not seen any recent shots of the turret other than in the aft position, and wondered if it ha...
by redbaron1
Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 336696

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

All very inpressive - but back to the Lanc - does anyone know how those clever chaps at BoBMF managed to shoehorn an armchair into the mid-upper turret? I've noticed from a lot of more recent footage that although the turret is facing astern, the occupant has his back to the guns which I would imagi...
by redbaron1
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Landmark Day
Replies: 1
Views: 1125

Re: Landmark Day

Does that mean you've gone for the community interest company as opposed to charity wrapper Bill?
by redbaron1
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Campbells Lake ......
Replies: 16
Views: 8313

Re: Campbells Lake ......

Not familiar with Tilgate Lakes, but there was an article some years ago published in the Brighton Evening Argus and written by Derek Jameson (a neighbour of Lew's) which had Lew recalling testing a scale model on Hove Lagoon using the rear wheel of a bike as the motive power. However, Hove Lagoon d...