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by mtskull
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1341
Views: 384779

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

:lol: :lol: :lol: No surprises there. I won't bore you all day with old aviator's tales but there is one more episode that deserves a mention, just to illustrate a further example of how stupid can be the implementation of rules that are supposed to keep us safe: Back in 1996, I was a Co-Pilot (alth...
by mtskull
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 759575

Re: Pic of the Day

Wow! Looking good!

I am sure that the relevant homework has already been done regarding the pro-whatsit paint but I was slightly amused to see the following on a supplier's website:

Suitability for high speed craft:.........n/a. :lol:
by mtskull
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1341
Views: 384779

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Apropos of nothing, I have shared this elewhere and received a very positive response, so I thought I would share it here too. This current spell of weather made me cast my mind back couple of years to when I was still flying for a living; since I retired, people often ask me: "Do you ever miss flyi...
by mtskull
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 759575

Re: Pic of the Day

Thanks gents; questions well and truly answered!
by mtskull
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 759575

Re: Pic of the Day

Fantastic progress, as always. A handful of questions re. the intakes: If every join and rivet needs to show, isn't it self defeating to use high build primer in that area? Wouldn't a light coat of thin grey primer be sufficient to give a uniform base colour before painting? It has been stated elsew...
by mtskull
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 995
Views: 293521

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Lego K7? Been there, done that.
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by mtskull
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1341
Views: 384779

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

I'm entirely in agreement that it is a terrible waste but, rather than throw everything away in a futile melodramatic gesture, perhaps the aircraft might have a brighter future if the relevant resources were directed towards: a) Finding a suitable home where the aircraft will be looked after properl...
by mtskull
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1341
Views: 384779

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

No missile - only a right royal bollocking at the other end Don't forget the inevitable arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators and their aiders and abetters; also the fact that it would be hard to carry out speaking engagements from a prison cell. Then there's the prospect of a further crackdow...
by mtskull
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1341
Views: 384779

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Really sad that it should end up like that... :( :( It's terribly sad but they'll just sit there and do nothing. Just imagine the uproar if they actually did choose a quiet news day to sneak in there, fire up the old girl and blast her to Conninsby to formally donate her to the BBMF. The story woul...
by mtskull
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Space, The Final Frontier
Replies: 153
Views: 75065

Re: Space, The Final Frontier

I'm with Bill on this one. I can't see this as serving anything other than one man's vanity.
Unless, of course, Trump's purpose is to find alien life forms out there so he can impose a ban on them travelling to the USA...