Bluebird K7 Bye Law amendments

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Re: Bluebird K7 Bye Law amendments

Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:26 pm

If we guarantee the weather forecast for minus five temperatures throughout the trial does that count? For some in the world that may count as 'good weather'.
Nope - temp can do as it pleases and if they want short days so the viewing public get as little value as possible then we can only shake our heads at their shortsightedness but what we can't (and won't) try to work in is wind and rain so they'd best get their sh*t together!
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Re: Bluebird K7 Bye Law amendments

Post by sheppane » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:51 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:
If we guarantee the weather forecast for minus five temperatures throughout the trial does that count? For some in the world that may count as 'good weather'.
Nope - temp can do as it pleases and if they want short days so the viewing public get as little value as possible then we can only shake our heads at their shortsightedness but what we can't (and won't) try to work in is wind and rain so they'd best get their sh*t together!
I hope the temp can stay well north of freezing, otherwise with that nice big low pressure vacuum in the intakes, this risk of icing becomes very real, especially with all the water that K7 has a habit of throwing up. It would be unfortunate if the Orph digested some ice. When it was realised that the 66 attempt was going to last well into winter, BS, in the person of Ken Pearson felt compelled to fwd the team updated operating instructions to warn of the possibility of icing.
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Re: Bluebird K7 Bye Law amendments

Post by Mike Bull » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:58 pm

sheppane wrote:BS, in the person of Ken Pearson felt compelled to fwd the team updated operating instructions to warn of the possibility of icing.
*plummy voice* 'Mr Pearson's got the engine well in hand...' :D

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Re: Bluebird K7 Bye Law amendments

Post by Mike Bull » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:01 pm

ted.walsh wrote:Bearing in mind my canopy usually fogs up so I cannot see much of where I’m going until I reach a 'certain' speed is it alright is I ask Mike to put a nice heater in the cockpit?
Yes sir, anything you want sir; shag pile carpet, button backed seat and a cup holder for you too sir? :lol:
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Post by captain sparkle » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:21 pm

ted.walsh wrote: From previous experience on Coniston in November I know that down to peel island from the cafe takes around 30 seconds, the return leg anything up to 2 1/2 hours depending upon the tow boat...Brrr
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Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:44 pm

I know this is going to be a daft question, but... drive it back?
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Re: Bluebird K7 Bye Law amendments

Post by malcolm uk » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:26 pm

Ted's other boat - the lightweight one - has been a bit fragile at times on Coniston and the slow tow back is done to leave the water for other contenders to run on.

Provided we are conducting a development run or proving run the big blue boat can run under power at over 10 mph. Just add enough fuel to the tank.

There again, we could give Ted the paddle and make him bring her back to base on his own.

Once saw the mesh 'FOD' screen on Vampire coated with ice after an engine start-up on an autumn morning on Elvington airfield. Engine was known for eating large birds and medium sized rodents so some ice particles made no difference but the choked screen did stall the motor.
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Re: Bluebird K7 Bye Law amendments

Post by Renegadenemo » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:49 am

One advantage of these old turbojets is the static vanes at the inlet to filter FOD into bite-size pieces for the first-stage blades to slice and dice before further ingestion. I reckon our Orphs would cope with fairly large objects so long as they were reasonably soft and squishy. Don't want to find out though!
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Re: Bluebird K7 Bye Law amendments

Post by klingon » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:07 pm

Aye-The old girl has proved she's pretty good at ducks! :lol:
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Re: Bluebird K7 Bye Law amendments

Post by Mike Bull » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:23 am

Thanks for the updates and for all the ongoing hard work Sir Malcolm (& co) :D

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