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Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:27 pm

My 'searching hat' currently hangs on my bookshelves despite requests to display it in the museum and will be firmly on my head next time Predator takes to the water - hopefully this summer in search of crashed Barracudas.
It doesn't go near welding or choccie but it does still have the blood stain inside from the day I knocked myself out on Predator's cabin roof.
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

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Post by Mike Bull » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:21 am

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It's worth noting the mud line on the hull, showing just how deeply the boat was buried towards the back end.
The girl in the foreground in the blue coat would later have her nosiness repaid by becoming Mrs Smith.
-The team would like to offer their deepest sympathies to the girl in the blue coat then! :lol: ;)
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Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:25 pm

-The team would like to offer their deepest sympathies to the girl in the blue coat then!
Has to be said... I got the better deal. :D
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Post by Richie » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:28 am

My eyes are singed Bill......by those shorts..... What are they about ?! :lol:
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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:27 pm

My eyes are singed Bill......by those shorts..... What are they about ?!
They're special shorts... they ring-fence the worst of the problem.
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Post by jondavidvox » Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:04 am

So wait a minute....The front engine mount failed under tension, not the expected compression from the crash?

What then are the possible dynamic/synergistic effects? One would think (depending on the mount's actual location) that a pitching motion might be an effect of such a failure....If the engine pitched up, then flamed out....

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Post by kneeslider » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:53 pm

I wonder... I saw the pic of the failed front engine mounting too, its the first time I've seen that, in spite of following events on here for a long time, and remember the discussions (pre forum) about the effects of the failed front mount, and its possible contribution to the accident.

Now, could it be, that when rapidly pitching up, the gyroscopic precession could tear this mounting sideways causing the faliure in tension?

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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:47 am

Turning right would put it in tension due to gyroscopic precession and it was also designed to be battered by air over an airframe rather than water under a steel-framed boat so it was being operated well outside of its intended performance envelope.
It was later sectioned and tested by a metallurgy lab and demonstrated to be a genuine R-R part machined from a 40-tons tensile material as per the drawing and that it suffered a low frequency fatigue failure. There's also ample evidence from witness marks, etc, that the jetpipe was unrestrained in the initial impact so the engine mount failure has always been thought significant but then so is the parlous state of the entire fuel system so nothing may be accepted without reasonable doubt except, perhaps, that the event precipitating the accident was flameout of the engine, whether by failure of the engine mount or of the fuel system generally. Without the engine flameout it is generally agreed that the situation was potentially recoverable.
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Post by mtskull » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:01 am

Renegadenemo wrote:My 'searching hat' currently hangs on my bookshelves despite requests to display it in the museum and will be firmly on my head next time Predator takes to the water - hopefully this summer in search of crashed Barracudas.
Now here's a thought: what would you do if, instead of just finding some sections of crashed Barracuda, you found one that was more or less intact?
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Mike Bull » Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:58 am

mtskull wrote:Now here's a thought: what would you do if, instead of just finding some sections of crashed Barracuda, you found one that was more or less intact?
Close up early and go to the pub. :D

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