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by Stuart Baker
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Royal Charter
Replies: 4
Views: 3246

Re: The Royal Charter

Bill, Polo, Thanks for your comments. I didn't really know what I'd learn by posting, nor was I really looking for anything specific - sometimes you just go fishing to see what you catch! I don't think I'll be snorkelling next week - temperature needs to be a few degrees warmer than the current fore...
by Stuart Baker
Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Royal Charter
Replies: 4
Views: 3246

The Royal Charter

Any of the diving community on here ever dived the wreck of the Royal Charter off the coast of Anglessey at Moelfre? Would love to hear your story / see any pictures. Found out just recently that my GGG Grandfather was one of the few survivors from the wreck on 26th October 1859. For those who know ...
by Stuart Baker
Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Machinery from the 1960s reborn
Replies: 1
Views: 1835

Machinery from the 1960s reborn

Anyone feel an affinity for this restoration project: It's a big beast. I would like it go somewhere they will continue to keep it running. If it is kept behind a case, people will not be able to experience what it was like in the 1960s, with it working people can walk in, hear it, smell it and almo...
by Stuart Baker
Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 405235

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Richie wrote:you can get the carpet tension tools from screwfix for a few bob.......
...but don't buy the cheapskate version which just has a rubber pad on the end and no spring mechanism - you'll turn your knees black & blue. Just don't ask what shade of blue on this forum!

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by Stuart Baker
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1086
Views: 434026

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

klingon wrote:
OI!-And whats wrong with Trekkies then? :lol:
Nothing wrong with Trekkies, but just one question. As a Klingon, are you only to be found on the starboard bow (sponson)?

We know a song about that, don't we children?

New lyrics on a postcard please...

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by Stuart Baker
Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 174314

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

BSSC Rocket test today- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19810160 So that's about 750Hp from the F1 engine to drive the HTP pump and about 200Hp from the EJ200 gearbox to drive the fuel pumps. Think what you can do with 950Hp and it's all being used just to deliver fuel... ...and out o...
by Stuart Baker
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1086
Views: 434026

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

rob565uk wrote:Unless your name is Zefram Cochrane
Would that make you a Checkie Trekkie :lol: :lol:
by Stuart Baker
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 99
Views: 63772

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

It is important to understand that Crusader fell foul of the little-known effects of dynamic instability. This was elegantly enunciated by the Norris brothers following analysis of cinematographic recordings of Crusader's demise (The Engineer, 1957). They showed that the craft suffered violent pitc...
by Stuart Baker
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1086
Views: 434026

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

The ultimate outcome of all this will be that just like more and more military operations, the outright records will become unmanned to prevent the possibilty of an individual having a bad day. On this basis, the current speed record would be 99.9999991% of the speed of light - as held by those nice...
by Stuart Baker
Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 460447

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Vulcan fly past at Birmingham Airport yesterday - pictures here

http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/1479541184

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