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by kneeslider
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 139
Views: 13871

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: 139
Views: 13871

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: 1322
Views: 224151

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: 1322
Views: 224151

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: 1322
Views: 224151

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: 242
Views: 69442

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: 3210

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: 2823
Views: 430176

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: 315
Views: 55786

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: 69950

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...