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by conistoncollie
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 989
Views: 179716

Re: Technical Talk

According to Stanley Hooker's book, the Pegasus began as an amalgam of an Olympus LP (as the fan) and an Orpheus (as the core or HP). Engine 711 - I am enjoying reading your technical questions and feedback. Indeed it did. Prior to the Orpheus they used two compressors of the Orion which made it to...
by conistoncollie
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 989
Views: 179716

Re: Technical Talk

Gnat XM691 was the first of 14 pre-production prototypes of what became the Gnat T.1, so it was far from a standard example of the type. We could conclude that Engines 709 & 711 were effectively Flight Test engines - no more. Airworthy, but only just - lols. A late friend of mine worked at BS in th...
by conistoncollie
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2905
Views: 456121

Re: Pic of the Day

Do you have to have the air start system (bottles/pipes/hoses/relief valves etc) independently inspected/tested under hydraulic and air pressure, as with steam boilers/pressure vessels. Will it require a valid test certificate and insurance to be operated in a public place?
by conistoncollie
Tue May 22, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2905
Views: 456121

Re: Pic of the Day

Interesting photo today, showing wooden wedge below the spar.
I'm no aerodynamicist but presumably its purpose was to encourage water thrown up to break away cleanly at the rear, rather than clinging to the rear casing?
What wood is it? A remarkable survival.
by conistoncollie
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1224
Views: 221683

Reid Railton - Man of Speed

New book launched 24 April

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by conistoncollie
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2905
Views: 456121

Re: Pic of the Day

Mike Bull wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:14 am
...and continuing that spirit, when she goes to Scotland we've talked about her having the Union flag and the Scottish Saltire on her nose, not unlike my current avatar.
Shouldn't the staff of the senior flag be in front?
by conistoncollie
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2905
Views: 456121

Re: Pic of the Day

**ANORAK ALERT**
In 1957 K7 ran on Consiston Water with Union/US crossed flags.
Not sure about the Scottish saltaire idea. Without wishing to get all political, I would prefer to see the crossed Union flags returned. Just my personal opinion.
by conistoncollie
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2905
Views: 456121

Re: Pic of the Day

Will you be keeping the original paint / Union Jack on the tail fin, or will it be refinished?
by conistoncollie
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 140
Views: 17140

Re: Return to the Water

Future historians may refer to it as the 2018 Loch Fad version
by conistoncollie
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 140
Views: 17140

Re: Return to the Water

Sounds like DC dealt with key individuals rather than committees.
Thanks for the info Neil, much appreciated.

A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled. (Sir Barnett Cocks)