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by kneeslider
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 2417

Re: Tales from The Cockpit

Ted in donalds book ‘ into the water barrier’ he said k7 pulled to one side when putting on the power due to the gyroscopic forces of the engine spinning, can you tell me if you experianced this your self? There's two effects from the spinning engine. One is the precession of the rotatives such tha...
by kneeslider
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 2417

Re: Tales from The Cockpit

Loving the descriptions from Ted of how to handle an Orph'. Puts you right there in the cockpit, reading that reminded me of hearing the RT playback from Andy Green at Black Rock in 1997. I would dearly love to be in there at the controls, but like Bill, I know that there are others who would do a m...
by kneeslider
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 171
Views: 26539

Re: Return to the Water

You still need to make sure that everyone knows this though. The spinners will be out in force to protect their own rear ends. They will never think that they have lost because in their eyes, you have failed to jump through all their hoops. Be prepared for weapons grade bull from the LDNPA who will ...
by kneeslider
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 171
Views: 26539

Re: Return to the Water

Even though I am no expert when it comes to dealing with the likes of the LDNPA, I recognize only too well their (and those of their ilk...) SOP when it comes to dealing with something new that they haven't encountered before. After trying to find as many ways as possible to prevent event X from hap...
by kneeslider
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1329
Views: 259524

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: 1329
Views: 259524

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: 1329
Views: 259524

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: 267
Views: 85263

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: 4245

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: 2909
Views: 509274

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.