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by Dominic Owen
Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1045
Views: 751177

Re: What have forum members been up to?

This week.. Oi are mostly bin....

Trying to wrap my head around the rather surreal circumstance of being a feature on ITV News! :shock:
by Dominic Owen
Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 775161

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

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There are still a few slots left but they're going fast!
by Dominic Owen
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 775161

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Mike Bull wrote:Seems that the eyes of the world made her No.2 engine go shy- she's still in her hangar tonight... :roll:
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I don't know what the fuss is about - she still has two spare! :lol: It's not as though she'll be carrying 10 tons of ordinance.
by Dominic Owen
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 775161

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Gremlins aside it should be a relative doddle- Lancs were of course designed to eat up the hours and there's a huge redundancy left in the machine if she lost an engine. One thing I've read reckons that she'll be met and escorted in not only by our Lanc, but also by the Red Arrows, trailing red, wh...
by Dominic Owen
Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 684446

Re: Technical Talk

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It's a man's life in the BBP!
by Dominic Owen
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1549371

Re: Pic of the Day

Although half-joking, my thinking was along the line of what was built first (the crane jib), knowing that it wasn't quite as straight as it could have been and everything thereafter having to be adjusted accordingly.
by Dominic Owen
Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1549371

Re: Pic of the Day

Renegadenemo wrote:Then we fitted a sponson only to discover that we're missing a quarter of an inch of boat somewhere. Hmmmm.
Given that they' seem to be about the only bits built 100% to spec, I wouldn't rule out you having 'gained' a quarter of an inch of sponson (x2, of course) over the originals.
by Dominic Owen
Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 299601

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

It could be argued, quite reasonably, that every ounce of support for Bloodhound SSC is the product of well over 30 years of relentless campaigning on the part of the man behind the 31 year British domination of the record (where the hell is his Knighthood??!): Every scrap of support for Thrust 2 wa...
by Dominic Owen
Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 775161

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

...as an enthusiast I'd still rather that the ROYAL AIR FORCE museum spent its efforts on recovering lost RAF types, or restoring more of the ones they have... And perhaps not completely smashing up and destroying one of only two complete surviving examples of a type, right outside the front door o...