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by rob565uk
Thu May 21, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: dynamic stability - preventing rear up
Replies: 3
Views: 1561

Re: dynamic stability - preventing rear up

how do you know the minimum fwd speed where this will occur, it could be as low as 100 kts, it depends on the sq area of the crafts hull? are you installing any telemetry?? The original tests done by Ken Norris showed the boat could stand up to 8 degrees of pitching at 250 mph before the lift due t...
by rob565uk
Mon May 18, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: meet up in coniston
Replies: 66
Views: 15369

Re: meet up in coniston

My other half has just reminded me of a previous (and forgotten :roll: ) appointment we have on the Sat June 13th, so I am hoping we can agree another date - say 20th June?

Let's see what other feedback we get ...
by rob565uk
Sun May 17, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: meet up in coniston
Replies: 66
Views: 15369

Re: meet up in coniston

Saturday 13th June just to upset Donald... I feel sure he would see the funny side of it. The 13th would be good for me. Are we intending a part day event or is there an appetite (or should that be thirst?) for an overnight? If so, we might be able to negotiate discount booking rooms as a group ......
by rob565uk
Sat May 16, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: meet up in coniston
Replies: 66
Views: 15369

Re: meet up in coniston

Renegadenemo wrote:Count me in. Dates anyone?
I suggest a weekend in June or the first half of July, before schools break up and everywhere gets busy......
by rob565uk
Sat May 16, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: meet up in coniston
Replies: 66
Views: 15369

Re: meet up in coniston

Sounds good to me - I will certainly be there if the date fits
by rob565uk
Sat May 16, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2909
Views: 507127

Re: Pic of the Day

As I recall, the adhesive Lotus use so successfully is a single-part epoxy type, cured at around 180C. Lotus manufacture 2mm "pips" on the components to ensure optimal adhesive thickness between.

As Bill says, amazing stuff once it's on............
by rob565uk
Tue May 12, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Trials Locations
Replies: 23
Views: 6381

Re: Trials Locations

KW Mitchell wrote:That sounds like very good news, indeed. Rarely do Authorities reject the recommendations of Sub-Committees.
How true...very rarely indeed...

This sounds like GREAT news for the Project. Congratulations to all involved.
by rob565uk
Sat May 09, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2909
Views: 507127

Re: Pic of the Day

Mike - I do my best to keep you going but you have to admit that the tea consumption in gallons per rivet is a challenge for any budget or 2000W kettle for that matter- can you last until next Saturday when I will bring more? :D
by rob565uk
Sun May 03, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Man behind the mask
Replies: 13
Views: 4265

Re: The Man behind the mask

Maybe the mask was also a way of cancelling out noise so Donalds voice could be heard, I'd imagine it got pretty noisy in the cockpit and we all know that the quality of the sound that came back from Donald wasn't that good even with the mask. If he'd have been speaking into a mic without the mask ...
by rob565uk
Sat May 02, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2909
Views: 507127

Re: Pic of the Day

That is certainly a great picture Mike - but don't beat Bill too hard when he is only just getting over gout !