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by Stuart Baker
Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 675619

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Renegadenemo wrote:

Trolled it for bodies a few times with the old sidescan - too many shopping trolleys.
Shopping trolleys should be below the surface and therefore not a problem if you are up on the plane. You will have to use the Niagara method to maintain momentum when you get to Hatton locks though...
by Stuart Baker
Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 675619

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

OK chaps, the standard is to be set tomorrow - XH558 is doing a tour of OEMs who have supported her return to flight and others with a long standing association: http://www.vulcantothesky.org/news/402/82/Tour-map-and-details.html Clearly having K7 do a fly-past at Birmingham airport would be inappro...
by Stuart Baker
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1324244

Re: Pic of the Day

The surface of the wedge is rougher than you might think, until the last few inches which are incredibly smooth- surely, signs of extreme speed on water? On the contrary - I would have expected high speed on water to cause erosion if anything, and hence a rough, pitted surface. More likely the last...
by Stuart Baker
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 675619

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Renegadenemo wrote:Wasn't it the T7 that crashed with monotonous regularity?
In my experience most aircraft only crash once...

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by Stuart Baker
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 675619

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Here's where I show my ignorance, but isn't that a Meteor trainer? I thought they were all dead? Spot on Bill, it's a T7. In this case, fairly fresh out of a very long term rebuild project. More info here http://www.airbase-europe.com/meteort7.html . Martin Baker have acouple of T's that they use f...
by Stuart Baker
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 675619

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Anyone else make it down to Dunsfold at the weekend?

*Proper* aeroplanes...
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by Stuart Baker
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 675619

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

For those who haven't read "Empire of the Clouds" by James Hamilton-Paterson, who was in the documentary, it's like the book of the film. You don't get the video, but you do get so much more stuff which helps us youngsters to understand some of the realities of that era.
by Stuart Baker
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1324244

Re: Pic of the Day

Hmm - all our old drawings also say "if in doubt ask", but they never said who you should ask. Maybe more of the psychic thing going on...
by Stuart Baker
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: K7 Test
Replies: 17
Views: 11574

Re: k7 test

Yes, absolutely right Bill, Christmas seems a little too soon - you should leave it a few days until the New Year... how about 4th January?
by Stuart Baker
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Space, The Final Frontier
Replies: 124
Views: 110429

Re: Space, The Final Frontier

Maybe so Bill, but the chances of anyone being able to recreate today's electronic components to repair it in 40 years' time are pretty small...