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by Stuart Baker
Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 911
Views: 393472

Re: Technical Talk

Hmm, I thought so. I'll give them a poke on Monday :roll:
by Stuart Baker
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 911
Views: 393472

Re: Technical Talk

BIll,

The boss asked me today, and I'm sure others would like to know. Do you have a schedule for running the engine on the test bed yet?

S
by Stuart Baker
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 963283

Re: Pic of the Day

Methinks today's picture should be a caption competetion. What is going through Bill's mind with that wistful look on his face as he admires the team's progress?

Answers on a forum post please...
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Pic added- Mike :ugeek:
by Stuart Baker
Sat May 28, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 479662

Re: Vulcan XH558

All depends on what you consider to be the "NE". The old bird has a new home at Doncaster Airport, which to me is about 100 miles NE - from Sunderland I guess it's about the same in the opposite direction. I went to her welcoming show last Wednesday to see her back at RAF Finningley (now Doncaster R...
by Stuart Baker
Mon May 23, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 963283

Re: Pic of the Day

I seem to recall reading something somewhere (story of my life) about an off-board air start system. Could this have been the way in?

Alternatively the hatch enables the flint to be changed in short order...

;)
by Stuart Baker
Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 963283

Re: Pic of the Day

Today's pic shows an air start valve with a corroded spring. If you need to LOOF the spring, these guys are the absolute canine's cahoneys when it comes to bespoke spring design and manufacture. They might even be persuaded to contribute for free with the "great british engineering heritage" story. ...
by Stuart Baker
Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 911
Views: 393472

Re: Technical Talk

Just been reading some old posts on this thread (as I don't get time to visit very often). Answers to a couple of questions: 1. Why do British Aerospace manufacturers keep drawings from 40 years ago? Because people keep ordering spare parts. The oldest part that I know of in our fuel controls busine...
by Stuart Baker
Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New Website
Replies: 27
Views: 12689

Re: New Website

Hiya, For those who don't often get time to browse the forums and have been looking at the same picture of the day for the last month, you might want to put the warning about bookmarks on the old website!! Oh, and I like the new site... Bill - I hope the chaps are giving you the help you need with t...