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by Russ
Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 714514

Re: Pic of the Day

You'll all be getting bored with this cockpit opening two days later malarkey...
Bored? No.

Impressed? Hell, yes.
by Russ
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 792
Views: 248121

Re: Quicksilver

I can echo the comments about Nigel's openness and willingness to inform through personal experience. I contacted Nigel via email to ask a question about the Quicksilver design. After an exchange of emails and phone calls it turned out that it was convenient to call in at the Quicksilver site and me...
by Russ
Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 714514

Re: Pic of the Day

That is an interesting one. As you say, it was heated to beyond boiling point, so it would have been a gas under pressure, looking for a way out of the void in the frame. So why didn't it come back out of the way it came in? Maybe the engineering types here can answer this one, but given that there ...
by Russ
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Orpheus Conversion/Lip Thickening
Replies: 32
Views: 13479

Re: Orpheus Conversion/Lip Thickening

"While you were at Cosford looking at the TSR2's intakes,...". I certainly did spend time looking at all the aircraft in the Test Flight hanger at Cosford, including the ones you mention. All the aircraft there had caught my interest when I was growing up because there were so many different solutio...
by Russ
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: FAQ
Replies: 31
Views: 10914

Re: FAQ

Thanks to all who've explained in such detail, it's appreciated.

regards

Russ
by Russ
Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: FAQ
Replies: 31
Views: 10914

Re: FAQ

The FAQ's that I have are a bit more technical, but looking at the photos I'm left wondering how K7 worked. By that I mean; How much of K7 was in contact with water when on the plane, and how far into the water did she sit? How did the planing wedge work? In a "pic of the day" a while back it looks ...
by Russ
Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: BBP Diary
Replies: 444
Views: 140663

Re: BBP Diary

".....but I bet there’ll be a lot of griping and moaning if we push it back a year. "

Not from me. You will only rebuild K7 once; stuff the calendar, build her right.
by Russ
Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Orpheus Conversion/Lip Thickening
Replies: 32
Views: 13479

Re: Orpheus Conversion/Lip Thickening

Keith, Thanks for the info on the intakes. I'd assumed when I saw the Harrier film that the extra intakes were opening to dump excess pressure, but I can see now that they were actually there to suck extra air into the engine. That makes sense of them working by spring loading - when pressure is too...
by Russ
Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Orpheus Conversion/Lip Thickening
Replies: 32
Views: 13479

Re: Orpheus Conversion/Lip Thickening

All, thanks for the replies - interesting point about the sucking power of the Orpheus, there's a posting elsewhere about rivets being sucked in following the Orpheus being fitted, I should have remembered that. Keith, yes I'd spotted the difference between air-intake profiles, and now you've mentio...
by Russ
Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 714514

Re: Pic of the Day

On the Pic of the Day 23/08/09, which shows the start of the rivets being drilled out, there's a small rounded lump just above Bill's wrist, behind the start of the planing wedge. As it's not on the centreline, I assume it's not part of the boat, in which case it's probably just a very large piece o...