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by Renegadenemo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 14
Views: 1120

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? It would certainly be possible but it wouldn't be a clever idea - keep throwing fuel in and it w...
by Renegadenemo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 14
Views: 1120

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Obviously it'll never fly again, but what is the ultimate goal with this one? Nope, no flying for this one any time soon. Many moons ago we wanted some valves from it to rebuild Bluebird's onboard start system. Much research and pleading with Goodrich Power Systems for the use of the old Lucas Rota...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 14
Views: 1120

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

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.
by Renegadenemo
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 20
Views: 1737

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

Thanks for clarification. Best wishes for your negotiations and a successful outcome
Thanks. We reached agreement some years ago so there's a solid starting point. Will likely need one or two small tweaks but negotiations oughtn't be too difficult.
by Renegadenemo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 20
Views: 1737

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

If the 2020 trails rely on the same people/organizations which prevented the 2019 trails, then I don't bet a penny on any runs in 2020. There has to be something in the pipeline. There was enough notice behind closed doors of the crew training on Bute such that it could have been relocated to Conis...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 20
Views: 1737

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

What is perhaps more disturbing is that this 'activity' is no longer localised to a village, a town, a District, a County or even a Country. It goes Worldwide. It's just history repeating itself. The Type-IIIs kicked off when we raised the wreck. We'd defiled a hero's grave, blah-de-blah. They were...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 20
Views: 1737

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

It would seem that on other forms of social media there is discussion of the information I have given above. I understand it is being used to try to show that the personnel in and associated with the BBP gives out contradicting or 'exaggerated' info. Ah, Malcolm... all these years the team have tol...
by Renegadenemo
Thu May 30, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 14716

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

You will be missed. Being summer the drive to Kingarth would have been ice free. The Isle becomes a UK summer holiday and a chance to see the sites that were missed last August and June and January. Will pop up for a few days and join you for dinner and apologise in person to the wonderful people o...
by Renegadenemo
Thu May 30, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 20
Views: 1737

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

As a non gambler (yes, even in Vegas) I would not put any money down on the confirmation of action. :lol:
Taking deep breaths and staying nicely chilled over here. And breathe...
by Renegadenemo
Thu May 30, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 14716

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Cancelled my cottage in Bute for the summer - the situation forced upon us is an utter disgrace.