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by Canopener Al
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 414
Views: 110184

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

As soon as they went into administration, one knew it would be the end. Alas, the project took too long and sponsers get bored unless they get a return for their cash.
by Canopener Al
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 414
Views: 110184

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

25 Million? That the debts they have built up? How on earth can they need 25 million overwise. Richard Noble has been known to have failures of course as well as the Thrust projects.
by Canopener Al
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1052
Views: 223347

Re: Technical Talk

Shame I didn't see this until tonight. Was there this morning. I did take a picture of it.
by Canopener Al
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1329
Views: 281476

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Hi Stu, yes the Aeroshell 1. The engines had been sat and abused at Cosford for 30 odd years. I would hope they had been inhibited out of the bay before they were turned into GI engines, but possibly not. We got the three years ago. To inhibit needs a rig and the fuild.. And the money to buy both. T...
by Canopener Al
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1329
Views: 281476

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread



Last Saturday. Left one wouldn't start (we know why) but the right one did. Shut down was due to a small hydraulic leak from the cast drain pipe of the EDP. First time it have been used in other12 years! We got righty into afterburn on PTR at 90 percent NH.
by Canopener Al
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 4441

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 Canopener Al
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 4441

Re: Tales from The Cockpit

Thanks for the posts Ted, interesting reading on the issues of not a large supply of air and the issues that led to decisions being made in 1967. Yeph, the joys of controlling RPM vs Jet Pipe Temp with a hydro mechanical control system. Got the joys of seeing that on 2 Adour 104s hopefully coming up...
by Canopener Al
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 47595

Re: Isle of Bute

Enjoyed watching that.
by Canopener Al
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1052
Views: 223347

Re: Triumph to Tragic in one fell swoop.

Mike, I assume the LP indication is a suction based one. You are using original pipe dimensions that caused DMC and LV all the same problems 52 years ago?
by Canopener Al
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1052
Views: 223347

Re: Triumph to Tragic in one fell swoop.

Interesting discussion after my last post Gentlemen and i admit I have never seen the full transcipts of any of the trial runs bar on "Across the lake " and written in "the Record Breakers". I am an ex RAF Airframe guy by starting trade, tin bashing at first, did Mechanical ONC and HNC as education ...