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by Renegadenemo
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1248
Views: 251465

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Although Craig Arfons spoke of adding an afterburner to his J85 powered jet hydroplane, this form of power enhancement has not been used on water, I have heard comments that the sudden application of power could destabilise a craft. I've heard this many times too and having felt the reheat explode ...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1248
Views: 251465

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Lots of RB 199's currently for sale though; oodles of thrust and still 300kg lighter than two Vipers. I think getting hold of MOST of a RB199 would be easy enough but I think it would be real challenge to actually get a tune out of it. I know nothing about it but I'd wager it has lots of offboard s...
by Renegadenemo
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1248
Views: 251465

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

At the very least I'd want two gas generators with a single jetpipe. Imagine the asymmetric thrust if one went out. It would be a better job with a single Viper and a reheat, I reckon. The one we tweaked for the jet car delivered a phenomenal amount of power for its size. Horrid, screechy little eng...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 35148

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Cracking pic's. One day I'll be a diver again. That made me all nostalgic...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1051
Views: 210862

Re: Technical Talk

Hey, Bluebirders... anyone live close enough to the Solent museum to go and get some techie shots of the Beryl engine there? With particular attention to the fuel control system and its linkages? That would be very useful to us.
by Renegadenemo
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 3034

Re: Tales from The Cockpit

its replacement was a sieve by comparison... It didn't latch back onto the seals and it was a poor fit and full of holes. Don't worry - by the time you take her out next we'll have sorted the vacuum gotcha and made a much tighter canopy. Great tales from the cockpit, by the way. Obviously I've hear...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1329
Views: 266956

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Looks and sounds great Al! Do you inhibit the engines for storage? Fantastic! I lways love to see old machines fired up and brought back to life - in case you didn't know that... Congratulations on getting a tune out of her and very well done. Those pesky folks at a certain aerospace giant who don'...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 42785

Re: Isle of Bute

Had a natter with Rothers last week about it... ;) Watch this space.
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by Renegadenemo
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 42785

Re: Isle of Bute

All sounds good to me. We've learned some very interesting things about the boat's fuel plumbing this week. Can't wait to put that to rights and see what a difference that makes.
by Renegadenemo
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 42785

Re: Isle of Bute

We don't do temptation. We now know a great deal now and how to please the crowds whilst remaining nice and safe. Would be good to try out our fixes somewhere we know then maybe relocate to a longer course to train ourselves in comm's and safety boat procedure.