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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:00 pm

I think he just liked gadgets. Gina once told me he had a thing for pens, watches and cameras so my guess is he just liked it for its own sake and it was in the cockpit for the same reason as the g-meter. No practical use, but it looked cool.
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Techteam » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:09 am

Timing Turnaround ?? Start the watch on ending first run 1 hr Turnaround. I know he had radio but if that failed they have to know how long is left.

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Post by polo » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:15 pm

Bill,
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virgin from Newcastle no chance
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by mtskull » Wed May 25, 2016 8:48 am

Is it my imagination, or is the Orpheus jetpipe suffering from a slight droop? (Cue a host of Viagra jokes....)
Seriously, it looks like a rather lengthy component to be left unsupported and there appears to be a stress ridge forming in the first section of the jet pipe immediately behind the turbine housing.
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by pmc » Wed May 25, 2016 9:06 pm

mtskull wrote:Is it my imagination, or is the Orpheus jetpipe suffering from a slight droop? (Cue a host of Viagra jokes....)
Seriously, it looks like a rather lengthy component to be left unsupported and there appears to be a stress ridge forming in the first section of the jet pipe immediately behind the turbine housing.
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I was just looking at that -- and had attributed the apparent droop to a wide lens.

Your comment prompted me to look again before moving on...

The part with the shadow of a ridge looks like a complex shape in thin material around an awkward interface with the adjacent inlet duct -- and looks like it's expected to provide a cooling air containment surface rather than dimensional constraint. So, little surprise & no harm? From the story so far, it sounds like people who should know have seen it and not thrown a flag.

I think a working installation leaves the jet pipe with the same lack of support apart from attachment to the back of the compressor -- with the expectation that it will have enough stiffness to keep concentric with the space allowed for it.

Maybe.

Stepping aside for anyone with actual information...

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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Renegadenemo » Wed May 25, 2016 10:42 pm

It's just the pic'. And what you are seeing there is not actually the jetpipe. It's the outer shroud used for cooling. The actual jetpipe is a sturdy, Nimonic stainless affair. What you see on the outside is a very lightly-built outer shroud and air passes between the two to cool the inner one.
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Black Knight » Fri May 27, 2016 7:50 pm

Isn't the pic overdue a change?

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Post by Renegadenemo » Fri May 27, 2016 8:55 pm

Isn't the pic overdue a change?
It is indeed but we've been a little busy with other stuff so for the first time in ten relentless years of building a boat we've had a small break but don't worry, we'll be doing engine things soon so there'll be pic's to wow you with.
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Ste » Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:22 pm

What you really need is a big hot air blower to dry that yard - I wonder where you're going to get one of them from ;)
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by CHWk7 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:57 pm

I think FOD is the word is here!

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