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by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

Some readers of the BBP forum may have wondered why I began posting on this site, when – hitherto – I had never posted anything on any forum, ever. I had, of course, always been aware of a certain level of criticism of the Quicksilver project from some quarters, but to some extent that criticism was...
by quicksilver-wsr
Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

Minor corrections and additions to my last post ... The photo of our emergency fuel shut-off valve under test was taken last October, just before the valve was delivered, not November - and it did appear on our website (in fact, it's still there), in the "News" section. I'd forgotten about that. One...
by quicksilver-wsr
Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

Thanks for your positive comments, Mike. Those fuel-system pictures were taken in November and December. For various reasons they didn't go on our website until recently. We get there in the end! There's more stuff, and it will go on-line going forward, but then we'll hit the outer limits of what we...
by quicksilver-wsr
Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

There'll be a picture of Quicksilver's dashboard on the website shortly, Bill. There's a new page being put together about the cockpit now. The dashboard isn't mega-spectacular to look at. It has some gauges, some switches and some lights, plus the control panel for the on-board fire detection/suppr...
by quicksilver-wsr
Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

One of the things that's not been shown on our website yet is Quicksilver's dashboard. Sadly, though, there aren't many opportunities for you to let loose with your Dymo labeller, Mike, as none of the instruments need any identification and the only words stuck on the dash are "ON" and OFF", next to...
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New CN7 Book
Replies: 68
Views: 63668

Re: New CN7 Book

I don't doubt your word, Steve. If you say you're 100% certain you've seen it, you've seen it. The answer to the riddle may lie in the date of the drawing, in that my use of the number 8 when we came up with the designation CMN8 was purely because I thought - at that time - that if we were building ...
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New CN7 Book
Replies: 68
Views: 63668

Re: New CN7 Book

Having not been on any of the forums until now, I've not had an opportunity to correct an error that has become so ingrained in use that it has now become "fact" - when it isn't. I notice that the designation CN8 has been used in this thread in reference to Donald's rocket-car concept. I don't blame...
by quicksilver-wsr
Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

OK, Bill - if we don't use carbonfibre for the main hull skin, I'll do that! :D
by quicksilver-wsr
Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

Yes, it worked - and how! ... seven records - and that's all that really counts in the final analysis. Structures like that, with the best will in the world, are impossible to get spot-on in terms of symmetry. With all the distortion that takes place when welding along the length of the hull structu...
by quicksilver-wsr
Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

Bill, noting your comment alongside the current Pic of the Day about K7 not being symmetrical about her centreline ... Readers might be interested to know that this is something we have to be very careful about with Quicksilver , because if the exterior skin of the craft is not symmetrical about the...