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by Stuart Baker
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1329
Views: 281463

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Looks and sounds great Al! Do you inhibit the engines for storage? Those pesky rubber bits don’t like being left in static fuel... this ( http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/20170220MPD2016001Revision1.pdf )was issued following the Shoreham accident, and whilst not a contributing factor in that acci...
by Stuart Baker
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 4440

Re: Tales from The Cockpit

Joking apart - you can talk to yourself all you like Ted... it takes some proper planning, preparation and “right stuff” to do what you and Stew did, and I expect a fair amount of wear to the seat of your pants. Hats off to you both! Hi Stuart, Was great to have you along for a day and to see the b...
by Stuart Baker
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 4440

Re: Tales from The Cockpit

I can confirm he talks to himself a bit in the cockpit, as evidenced by the onboard mic. Do you have a transcript of the end that final run? Can you share any of it with a family audience? Joking apart - you can talk to yourself all you like Ted... it takes some proper planning, preparation and “ri...
by Stuart Baker
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 47591

Re: Isle of Bute

From a personal perspective, my thanks to all for a great spectacle this week... and a tribute to a great man and feats of engineering. I noticed that the K7 unlimited markings don’t appear on the sponsons. Is that just because they haven’t been painted on yet, or are you not allowed to for some rea...
by Stuart Baker
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2909
Views: 548570

Re: Pic of the Day

Hey guys, just seeing that picture of the fuel tank being painted and found myself wondering how you drain any water out of the fuel? A sudden slug of water through the fuel pump won’t do it any good (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/granule/FR-1998-04-13/98-9581). Mixed in with the fuel, the lubricity imp...
by Stuart Baker
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 171
Views: 31110

Re: Return to the Water

Having just read all of this I think that the problem is that someone misheard you guys. You said you wanted to talk to the principals and they heard that you wanted to talk to the principles... Either way, as ever, my best wishes for wherever you take Bluebird to the water. Your story is inspiratio...
by Stuart Baker
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1052
Views: 223334

Re: Technical Talk

Nice to hear she's ready to go :lol:
by Stuart Baker
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1052
Views: 223334

Re: Technical Talk

Great news guys - fantastic job, and very pleased for you. 20psi will do nicely - did it hold there as you spooled her up? Cheers, Stuart. Yes, the LP pressure held without flinching but it seems to have been a problem that perhaps you could shed some light on. As you know we struggled to get the e...
by Stuart Baker
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1052
Views: 223334

Re: Technical Talk

Great news guys - fantastic job, and very pleased for you.

20psi will do nicely - did it hold there as you spooled her up?

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by Stuart Baker
Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo
Replies: 269
Views: 92117

Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel

Awesome. Any plans to give the engine a blast yet???