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by polo
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1107
Views: 900396

Charles Burnett 111

Just heard Charles has been killed in a helicopter crash ! www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/19/us-helicopter-crash-british-steam-car-record-holder-zimbabwean/ Sad news. He was a great supporter of WWSR and LSR. I have some photos. I will post as soon as I can find them. Condolences to his family and...
by polo
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1107
Views: 900396

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Interesting information given on the site. The engine info leaves a few questions though! Turmanski R13's [9,000lbs thrust] are available at a reasonable cost with a Russian Technician available to help fit them out for a fee. It is possible to fit two vipers together if you have the right informati...
by polo
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: ATL Script
Replies: 17
Views: 22261

Re: ATL Script

Roger is also famous for being trapped in the Pisces 3 submersible at a depth of 480m with the ensuing highly publicised rescue! He and Chapman were pulled from Pisces after 84 1/2hrs and had a calculated 12 minutes of air left! Luckily Roger had put an extra oxygen tank onboard the day before other...
by polo
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Raymond Hewartson
Replies: 4
Views: 7991

Re: Raymond Hewartson

He had the storrs hall garage and worked with most of the WWSR teams. He used to 'run' the pits at the Windermere record week wearing his distinctive 'cowboy hat'.He was quite a character!
by polo
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1773913

Re: Pic of the Day

photo from the other side the flag the correct way up
by polo
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1773913

Re: Pic of the Day

Malcolm,
I never noticed that before! I have checked my files and there is nothing mentioned re the flag and Infinity. I attach a photo of the the crusader showing what you are talking about.
What is also curious, is that when you 'zoom in' on the flag it appears to have been painted upside down.
by polo
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New book for you guys
Replies: 10
Views: 15156

Re: New book for you guys

I think I'll wait for the correct version of the Haynes K7 manual as done by the experts namely the BBP ! That way I buy one book and I can rely on the accuracy of the information given!
by polo
Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1773913

Re: Pic of the Day

Bill,
2 Unicorns - believable
virgin from Newcastle no chance
Try

Booker Aviation
Wycombe Air Park,
Booker, Marlow
Bucks, SL7 3DP
[email protected]
Tel: 01494 443 737

They sell A1 [or used to and they still say they do on their website]
by polo
Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 870013

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

She will have to fly over Woodford where the first flight took place. Hopefully my Dad will last that long and see the first and last flights.
by polo
Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1107
Views: 900396

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Novie. I've got a copy of the team photo for the Primetime Vampire 300mph . I also have a copy of the paperwork. Somewhere I also have a recording of the crispy fried crow incident. A crow took off from the runway but was too slow to get out of the way and got sucked into the air intake via a quick ...