Warby's Spirit of Australia II

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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:13 pm

More test running- looking good!
Well done to the Warbys but from our perspective, more importantly... Is it only me who did the numbers? He's pushing 300kmh, which, in English is about 180mph on a stretch of water 1500m long, (English = a smoot under a mile).

Now then, we have a mile and a half on Loch Fad... A different performance envelope, admittedly, but once we get a handle on speeding up and slowing down I see interesting possibilities.
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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by Malcolm Ops » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:42 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:13 pm
Is it only me who did the numbers? He's pushing 300kmh, which, in English is about 180mph on a stretch of water 1500m long, (English = a smoot under a mile). Now then, we have a mile and a half on Loch Fad. I see interesting possibilities.
Only you Bill would put the numbers up for all to read!

My tape measure says 1.25 miles, but that is still 2000m. However having stood on the shoreline of Loch Fad our pilots do not have any 'extra' water, as Dave has had. How do I write 'interesting possibilities' into an Operation Plan for the Crew Testing Exercise?

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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by Jordangbr » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:13 pm

Are we going to need an aircraft carrier arrester wire?
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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:33 pm

Only you Bill would put the numbers up for all to read!
Wasn't me! Dave Warby put the numbers up.

We scale Fad t 1.5 miles but no matter, maybe a spot of mild planing may be possible. We'll see.
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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by sheppane » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:13 am

Malcolm Ops wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:42 pm
Renegadenemo wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:13 pm
Is it only me who did the numbers? He's pushing 300kmh, which, in English is about 180mph on a stretch of water 1500m long, (English = a smoot under a mile). Now then, we have a mile and a half on Loch Fad. I see interesting possibilities.
Only you Bill would put the numbers up for all to read!

My tape measure says 1.25 miles, but that is still 2000m. However having stood on the shoreline of Loch Fad our pilots do not have any 'extra' water, as Dave has had. How do I write 'interesting possibilities' into an Operation Plan for the Crew Testing Exercise?

Malcolm
I think SoA gets up on plane a lot quicker than K7 did (will)...
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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by sheppane » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:13 am

Malcolm Ops wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:42 pm
Renegadenemo wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:13 pm
Is it only me who did the numbers? He's pushing 300kmh, which, in English is about 180mph on a stretch of water 1500m long, (English = a smoot under a mile). Now then, we have a mile and a half on Loch Fad. I see interesting possibilities.
Only you Bill would put the numbers up for all to read!

My tape measure says 1.25 miles, but that is still 2000m. However having stood on the shoreline of Loch Fad our pilots do not have any 'extra' water, as Dave has had. How do I write 'interesting possibilities' into an Operation Plan for the Crew Testing Exercise?

Malcolm
I think SoA gets up on plane a lot quicker than K7 did (will) ...
'When you go down into the arena, you know that sometimes, you're likely to get your nose punched. You do it with your eyes open. You take the risks'

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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:59 am

I think SoA gets up on plane a lot quicker than K7 did (will) ...
I'd say that's fair, though looking at the footage of late 66, K7 fairly leapt up and shot away using maybe 100 yards of water. And she'll certainly come down quicker than SoA, especially with her water brake that we think we have working properly now. Not thinking of doing anything risky, mind you, especially with Malcolm watching over us, but it's interesting to have numbers for a confined area when we've never had such numbers before.
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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by ted.walsh » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:11 am

Ill do what im told..... ;) .... :twisted:

ultimately we'll see, I certainly dont want to 'put it up the beach' :?

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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by Malcolm Ops » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:02 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:59 am
[Not thinking of doing anything risky, mind you, especially with Malcolm watching over us,
Hopefully all who have an interest in K7 are reassured by this. I know I am!
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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:26 pm

In fact, you'd have to be pretty stupid to imagine we'd take the slightest risk with the thing after all this hard work... Everyone knows that, right?
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

"As to reward, my profession is its own reward;" Sherlock Holmes.

I have wrought my simple plan
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To the boy who’s half a man,
Or the man who’s half a boy.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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