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by captainbear
Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Happy Birthday Roberto!
Replies: 14
Views: 5920

Re: Happy Birthday Roberto!

Happy birthday Rob, you kept that quiet, but then again I would do the same at your age :lol: :lol:
by captainbear
Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1177
Views: 372247

Re: What did you do at the weekend?

Well done Rob, proud of you mate.
I flew hang gliders for 20 years, but not sure I would do that!!
Cheque's in the post!
by captainbear
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New Website
Replies: 33
Views: 11222

Re: New Website

Hiya Al. Congrats on the new look website, there's a lot on there I really do prefer. But sorry, I have to agree with DamienB about the new blue background, it's just a bit too vivid for me. Perhaps it's just oldies like me, but if you sit reading a lot of text, it seems to pull your eyes out :lol: ...
by captainbear
Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: A Tipsy Cogitation
Replies: 1
Views: 1639

A Tipsy Cogitation

Last night, me and the Memsahib were sharing a noggin or two and I was telling her just how magnificent the rebuilt cockpit opening of K7 with her foredeck and canopy rails in place looked and I have to admit to imagining Donald sitting in this really small space and letting an Orpheus loose behind ...
by captainbear
Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1341
Views: 426221

Re: Vulcan XH558

Couldn’t agree more with Bill’s last posting. I saw the Vulcan flying at the Sunderland airshow and it is a magnificent, amazing sight/sound. The big problem, as I see it, is that the British government never seems to look further forward than the life of a single parliament, so to spend money on lo...
by captainbear
Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: joke of the day
Replies: 605
Views: 186844

Re: joke of the day

The Lone Ranger and Tonto stopped in the desert for the night. After they got their tent all set up, both men fell sound asleep. Some hours later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says, "Kemo Sabe, look towards sky, what you see?" The Lone Ranger replies, "I see millions of stars." "What that tell yo...
by captainbear
Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 845165

Re: Pic of the Day

Bugger it!! That's another secret dream shattered now. :oops: :lol: :oops: :lol:
by captainbear
Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 845165

Re: Pic of the Day

The rollover jig is definitely the jewel in the crown of all the things that have been made to rebuild K7. “Good old British engineering” somebody once said and that’s true. Whatever is needed to make the build easier has been made and all at a sensible cost to the project. When the frame needed to ...
by captainbear
Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 845165

Re: Pic of the Day

Now watch it, you lot. I’m back from holiday now and catching up with the news and I’m a bit surprised it took 10 posts before the name of the Man among Boys cropped up ;) ;) You can count me in for January and August and if we’re a bit short on the girl’s side, I’ll willingly wear my wig and falsie...
by captainbear
Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 344283

Re: Technical Talk

If it’s a bit quiet at the minute, here’s a question involving the fuel tank (POTD). I’m not sure how much fuel the Orph burns per hour, but I gather the tank holds about 45 gallons, so how many miles to the gallon would K7 do? (Or is it gallons to the mile). :? My guess is that she wouldn’t be a lo...