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by Canopener Al
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 31
Views: 29951

Re: Tales from The Cockpit

Thanks for the posts Ted, interesting reading on the issues of not a large supply of air and the issues that led to decisions being made in 1967. Yeph, the joys of controlling RPM vs Jet Pipe Temp with a hydro mechanical control system. Got the joys of seeing that on 2 Adour 104s hopefully coming up...
by Canopener Al
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 237
Views: 192361

Re: Isle of Bute

Enjoyed watching that.
by Canopener Al
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 727429

Re: Triumph to Tragic in one fell swoop.

Mike, I assume the LP indication is a suction based one. You are using original pipe dimensions that caused DMC and LV all the same problems 52 years ago?
by Canopener Al
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 727429

Re: Triumph to Tragic in one fell swoop.

Interesting discussion after my last post Gentlemen and i admit I have never seen the full transcipts of any of the trial runs bar on "Across the lake " and written in "the Record Breakers". I am an ex RAF Airframe guy by starting trade, tin bashing at first, did Mechanical ONC a...
by Canopener Al
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 727429

Re: Triumph to Tragic in one fell swoop.

Centre of Pressure getting too far forward of Centre of Gravity is not usually a good thing for Aircraft or Hydroplanes or Land Speed Record Cars. Actually it is pretty bad if you cannot control it by other means.
by Canopener Al
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 727429

Re: Triumph to Tragic in one fell swoop.

Power boat and pilot experiance a big advantage but personally i think the main attributes are intelligence, level headedness and courage! Those attributes with pilot and power boat experiance then thats the man or men for the job so ted and stu are the right ones. Ian lazenby The most important is...
by Canopener Al
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 727429

Re: Triumph to Tragic in one fell swoop.

Power boat and pilot experiance a big advantage but personally i think the main attributes are intelligence, level headedness and courage! Those attributes with pilot and power boat experiance then thats the man or men for the job so ted and stu are the right ones. Ian lazenby The most important is...
by Canopener Al
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 727429

Re: Triumph to Tragic in one fell swoop.

In my humble opinion, I cannot see what the problem is with people on Bill's choice of K7 Drivers. Ted had a skill set that was suitable for being lead driver. Stew is a highly experinced Fast Jet driver, holding the skill set that is excellent for development work and of course operates gas turbine...
by Canopener Al
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 237
Views: 192361

Re: Isle of Bute

Max speed recorded was a totally effortless 157mph but there just isn't enough loch. The boat needs to be quite high on her wedges to keep her belly from slapping down and that means too much speed. We have learned a great deal so we've made the call that there's to be no more high speed runs. Ted ...
by Canopener Al
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 237
Views: 192361

Re: Isle of Bute

Steveshq wrote: Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:06 pm Hiya Al, my first post here ... You said "My attention continues with my beast on Tuesday with 1000 litres of fuel" daft question, bit is there a schedule of duties and tasks published at all so I know what day they hope to do what? As an avid contributer to the BBP, it's hard seeing what's happening each day? Are daily updates being g posted here?

Sorry about the silly questions, thanks in anticipation 😀
I am just an avid watcher of the BBP. My project is a SEPECAT Jagaur rebuild from a hulk. Not quite in the same league as the BBP, but 5 years solid of my life to sort. Heard the Girl rose fully tonight, well done all. Hope the canopy issue is not a show stopper.