Search found 41 matches

by kneeslider
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1316
Views: 195338

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

After 588 finished her flying career, it was always going to be a bit dodgy to keep her at Doncaster in the longer term. The airport would be understandably twitchy about having a non-flight certified aircraft running up and down their runway that was in use for Airbuses full of paying punters. The ...
by kneeslider
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1316
Views: 195338

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s45/jakspeed/31726B2B-B1B6-4370-907C-A5A522C04C3E_zpslcio7cpl.jpeg A rather sad image of XH588 as she stands now outside on the apron at Doncaster. Perhaps an abject lesson in how not to do post flight preservation? I found it on the VTTS forums, along with severa...
by kneeslider
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1316
Views: 195338

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Ouch. I bet that isn't going to be cheap to sort out. It looks like a classic tailwheel gyroscopic prop issue. As I have said before, the more power you have, and the bigger the prop, the more airflow over the control surfaces you need to keep it all nicely balanced. Looks like the tail came up, and...
by kneeslider
Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo
Replies: 233
Views: 59043

Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel

So, it looks very much as though the air start system is a runner! Not long before you can get a tune out of the Orph'...
by kneeslider
Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Hacking?
Replies: 10
Views: 2684

Hacking?

Hello folk of the BBP forums. I just popped in to take a look at the new pic of the day, and discovered something a little unpleasant in place of your home page. Just a heads up, to let you know. I had no other way of contacting anyone involved with the project, so started a thread in the forums. Be...
by kneeslider
Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2745
Views: 373565

Re: Pic of the Day

Nice to see the pic of the expensive, impromptu coffee table.

So, the question is, whose mug belongs to whom?

We have, Terry Thomas, RAF roundel, Betta Blast, and Captain Pugwash...

Guss who? Hehe, this could be a good game.
by kneeslider
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Richie's Little Tank
Replies: 311
Views: 47860

Re: Richie's Little Tank

Excellent work all round Chaps.

There's something uniquely satisfying about running a vehicle that most ordinary citizens think ought to be illegal.

Just the job for keeping me motivated on my current project.
by kneeslider
Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Barracuda Project
Replies: 293
Views: 64696

Re: The Barracuda Project

Just a thought, never having seen a real, live Barracuda tailwheel, but the curious workings you refer to in the discription of the tailwheel could be a tailwheel lock? These are installed on a few tailwheel aircraft, and enable the intrepid pilot to lock the tailwheel to the motion of the rudder, o...
by kneeslider
Fri May 30, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1316
Views: 195338

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Swinging on take off and the resultant ground loop, has caused many a problem for a novice (and not so novice!) aviator since someone thought that putting great whirling around things on the front of a flying machine. A pokey tailwheel single, with a narrow undercarriage, and a relatively small rudd...
by kneeslider
Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2745
Views: 373565

Re: Pic of the Day

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 ...