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by mtskull
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 13
Views: 844

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Bill, I understand your plan is to start the engine and run it - I asume in idle or a little above. How do you consider the overall condition of the engine? Would it be possible to run it full throttle? Joerg Just my humble opinion that, whatever the condition of the engine, it would take a very br...
by mtskull
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 13
Views: 844

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Renegadenemo wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:54 pm
Ooh, good. I can waffle on endlessly in here about the finer points of o-rings and D-size piston pumps, how the rapid start uses a combustor and which spool drives which quill shaft.
Get waffling then; I'm sure I am not the only one who eagerly awaits......
by mtskull
Sun May 19, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1341
Views: 378002

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Thank you! :D
by mtskull
Sat May 18, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1341
Views: 378002

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

I'd be very interested to see updates as to how you are getting along with XL319, posted here.....
by mtskull
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 102587

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

I have remained silent on this until now but here goes.... I too have my opinion on this matter but I'm not going to share it here because a) I wasn't party to any discussions between the Ruskin and the BBP so my opinion isn't fully informed and b) Airing such opinions as I hold won't make a jot of ...
by mtskull
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K4
Replies: 74
Views: 14074

Re: Blue Bird K4

Malcolm Ops wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:25 pm
Why not build - and sell - Jetstar craft on a commercial basis?
Possibly because all of the reasons why the craft wasn't a commercial success in its day still apply?
by mtskull
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 102587

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

"I would suggest at this stage you need to think about noise emissions (in decibels Db) from Bluebird, the size of any wash and the distance it maintains its integrity over flat water (this is relevant to lakeshore impact Ye Gods! Leaving aside the fact that all this could have been done and dusted...
by mtskull
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 304089

Re: Technical Talk

Note: if this topic upsets or offends anyone, please delete I was looking through some of the crash footage earlier today (yes I am that sad). When I saw something puzzling & intriguing. Just after the large splash of Bluebird entering the water, there were two smaller splashes. It doesn’t take a g...
by mtskull
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1261
Views: 352959

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Whoops, pressed "reply with quote" instead of "edit".
by mtskull
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1261
Views: 352959

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

[The 'idea' of two viper jets mounted on a boat has been the outright WSR craft design route of Alan Sabberton from Norfolk since his project started]. I thought, 'who?' but then realised, I'd seen this before- http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/hoveton-man-aiming-to-break-water-speed-record-from-his-shed...