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by Renegadenemo
Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 483
Views: 108939

Re: A Picture paints a thousand words/Technical Talk

That fin looks different again. The rudder seems much deeper front to back. They faired in K7's tail where the rudder used to go but left the pintles (is that what you call rudder hinges on a plane? It is on a ship) in place. The fairing crumpled but the fin structure didn't leaving the pintles poki...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bye Law Amendment for K7
Replies: 42
Views: 12950

Re: Bye Law Amendment for K7

Never say never... It's unlikely but it could be done.
by Renegadenemo
Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 483
Views: 108939

Re: A Picture paints a thousand words/Technical Talk

The tube has a pair of small doors at the back and some sort of ejector meccanism for the contents. I've always assumed it was designed to house a parachute or some defensive countermeasure.
by Renegadenemo
Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 483
Views: 108939

Re: A Picture paints a thousand words....

Mike Bull wrote:I think it's safe to bet that the Haynes Workshop Manual for the Orpheus is probably Herr Project Leaderen Smitt's idea of light bedtime reading! :D
Hmmm - I recently read the rebuild procedure for the Lucas pump as I lay in bed. But it was all in a good cause...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bye Law Amendment for K7
Replies: 42
Views: 12950

Re: Bye Law Amendment for K7

It's certainly admiration from over here. I can't play the piano but I'm full of admiration for those who can. Likewise, I'm well known for not being good at bureaucracy, which is an artform in itself. We divided the project once before. When the lottery flops got nervous about the dodgy marriage of...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bye Law Amendment for K7
Replies: 42
Views: 12950

Re: Bye Law Amendment for K7

All those lovely bits will look great once someone cleans all the excess choccie sause off 'em. Truth be told, though, the F-19 bulkhead at the front step beneath the hull is now permanently riveted into position. It has to keep the water out and is the only bulkhead that passes from the inside to t...
by Renegadenemo
Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bye Law Amendment for K7
Replies: 42
Views: 12950

Re: Bye Law Amendment for K7

It wasn't so much swarf today as wall to wall chocolate sauce! Never seen so much of the damn stuff.
by Renegadenemo
Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 483
Views: 108939

Re: A Picture paints a thousand words....

Keith, Not sure whether you missed a piece of your fuel system... The electrically powered boost pumps only ensure a small positive pressure at the inlet of the engine driven pump and deliver the required volume thereafter. The beastie that does the work is a rotary, swashplate type pump made by Luc...
by Renegadenemo
Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bye Law Amendment for K7
Replies: 42
Views: 12950

Re: Bye Law Amendment for K7

Another splendid piece of work by the op's department. Thanks guys.
by Renegadenemo
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 483
Views: 108939

Re: A Picture paints a thousand words....

1 - running a jet engine over max. rating to achieve extra thrust usually requires disproportionate amounts of fuel and very high jetpipe temp's. Might it be possible that the original estimates of fuel consumed could be too low? 2 - fuel starvation/air in fuel lines is a common cause for 'flame-out...