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by sbt
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: OB Cameras
Replies: 35
Views: 13170

Re: OB Cameras

Have a look at the way the side mounted camera systems that cover the doors on 'driver only' trains are done - a spoiler ahead of the unit keeps the lens clear of rain. Is a helmet mounted camera being considered? The RNLI have a system assembled in house that is both marinised, rugged and mounts sa...
by sbt
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 459628

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Yep, that was the FADEC system that it has been suggested distracted the crew in the Mull of Kintyre accident. There has never been any serious suggestion that the aircraft was caused to "fall out of the sky" - all the evidence from witnesses and from the wreckage showed that the aircraft was in lev...
by sbt
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 459628

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

On a more serious, and less garrulous, point, when Bernard Grey did his independent report on Defence Procurement he found that most countries envied how _right_ we got things. Everybody had similar problems, only more so. That didn't mean he didn't have a lot to say about what we were doing wrong, ...
by sbt
Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 459628

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

I had to explain something similar online a while ago... Consider the Gadget Shop item. What frequency does it operate on? Does that clash with any frequencies in use by anybody for things that aren't toy helicopters in Afghanistan and anywhere we might want to train people to use them? Remember tha...
by sbt
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 459628

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Just been doing a bit of digging: the official version of events states that Boeing fulfilled their side of the contract, so perhaps it is just a matter of some first class numpty in MOD procurement not appreciating that software codes would be needed for certification and failing to make their pro...
by sbt
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 459628

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

The Buran story is one of the saddest. It did everything asked of it, showed astonishing potential... Not quite everything. A Thermal Protection System breach on entry resulted in a distorted airframe rendering OK-1.01 'Buran' incapable of further flight. The photos show OK-2.01 'Baikal', and impro...
by sbt
Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Padded Cell
Replies: 56
Views: 25110

Re: The Padded Cell

Urbex. Diving. Sort of reminds me of this sort of thing (in which I am only a web-spectator): http://www.aditnow.co.uk/photo/Holme-Bank-Other-Rock-Mine-User-Album-Image-83126/ ... this shows motion, but isn't that eventful, despite the musak: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy67A_BPOAg&list=UU2fYdCUl...
by sbt
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:10 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Recoveries
Replies: 15
Views: 8611

Re: Other Recoveries

You'd end up with a lot of data to sift. ... What if Henty-Creer got away then missed the rendezvous? He could be anywhere! Having educated myself a bit and done a bit of thinking, I don't think its quite as bad as you say, certainly not enough to preclude using the approach. It all hinges, I think...
by sbt
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Stevens talk on K7 Saturday 16th Feb.
Replies: 9
Views: 6287

Re: Donald Stevens talk on K7 Saturday 16th Feb.

My favourite scenario, though, was the drunken youths falling into the lake and drowning because the emergency services wouldn't be able to fight their way through the crowds in time. Is it really going to be that big of an attraction? And are you going to be forbidding your safety boat(s) from int...
by sbt
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Recoveries
Replies: 15
Views: 8611

Re: Other Recoveries

If X-5 had been sunk there she may have rusted and sagged to nothing because the X-craft were of very light construction but there's no question that her charges would have still been lying about so either she made a successful attack first and that's where the charges went - yet there's no evidenc...