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by Renegadenemo
Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Out of this World.......
Replies: 62
Views: 17848

Re: Out of this World.......

Sounds like, "Geting a lot of bloody row in here... can't see anything." That's from a 1st generation copy from the Corporal that the BBC haven't been near. And he definitely says, "I'm going" I'm sticking with the AAIB on this one - they're used to deciphering the cries of people about to die a hor...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 483
Views: 106054

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

That's the one. Row 2 of the screws is the one I was talking about. The outer skin is outrigged from the frame about three inches at that point and those screws just go into small captives flush-riveted to the inside of the skin.
by Renegadenemo
Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 483
Views: 106054

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

And in that shot you can clearly see that the main spar is clear of the water. Incidentally, if you find a pic of the cockpit wall, and the one on the cover of 'With Campbell at Coniston' is a good example, you can see a diagonal line of screws going up the side of the boat. They're into captive nut...
by Renegadenemo
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 483
Views: 106054

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

I actually discussed the closed spaces between the sponsons with Prof John Stollery at Cranfield. He told me the boat needed a fair amount of way on her for the baffles to make a difference. 100mph +. Considering that the thrust / drag curves show K7 lifting at between 65 and 70mph I never quite und...
by Renegadenemo
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 483
Views: 106054

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

This had three effects, more aero lift, less drag from the leading edge of the rear spar and better spray baffling. Just the job when you want to do low speed demo's.... We considered this option for low speed demos but look again at the picture of K7 running. The rear spar is completely submerged a...
by Renegadenemo
Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 483
Views: 106054

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

The more of these fabulous pictures I see, and even I haven't seen some of them, the more outraged I become that the museum fraternity, local government and HLF tried their damnedest to have K7 left as a pile of scrap. 'Museums are for the public,' they told me in that, we know best, sort of way. 'W...
by Renegadenemo
Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bye Law Amendment for K7
Replies: 42
Views: 12369

Re: Bye Law Amendment for K7

Send the link to everyone - the more voices the better. Well, so long as they're with us.
by Renegadenemo
Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bye Law Amendment for K7
Replies: 42
Views: 12369

Re: Bye Law Amendment for K7

...and me...

this is it, guys. now we'll see how much support we have.

Fingers crossed!
by Renegadenemo
Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Want to own a part of history ?
Replies: 40
Views: 9627

Re: Want to own a part of history ?

Keith, In the interests of fair play we do not sell anything from K7 except via e-bay so if you want a paint flake I'm afraid you'll have to bid for one. As for your donation, when did you make it? We tend to run a few days behind with our housekeeping as all at the project are volunteers and must f...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Not about the Boat
Replies: 4
Views: 2748

Re: Not about the Boat

My favourite was that Canadian doctor who told the world that stomach ulcers were caused by a bacterium, helicobacter pylori, or something. The medical profession laughed at his madness because everyone knew bacteria couldn't exists in the acid conditions found in the human stomach. So what did he d...