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by kneeslider
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Richie's Little Tank
Replies: 279
Views: 119036

Re: Richie's Little Tank

Excellent work all round Chaps.

There's something uniquely satisfying about running a vehicle that most ordinary citizens think ought to be illegal.

Just the job for keeping me motivated on my current project.
by kneeslider
Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Barracuda Project
Replies: 218
Views: 122211

Re: The Barracuda Project

Just a thought, never having seen a real, live Barracuda tailwheel, but the curious workings you refer to in the discription of the tailwheel could be a tailwheel lock? These are installed on a few tailwheel aircraft, and enable the intrepid pilot to lock the tailwheel to the motion of the rudder, o...
by kneeslider
Fri May 30, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 478026

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Swinging on take off and the resultant ground loop, has caused many a problem for a novice (and not so novice!) aviator since someone thought that putting great whirling around things on the front of a flying machine. A pokey tailwheel single, with a narrow undercarriage, and a relatively small rudd...
by kneeslider
Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 959559

Re: Pic of the Day

I wonder... I saw the pic of the failed front engine mounting too, its the first time I've seen that, in spite of following events on here for a long time, and remember the discussions (pre forum) about the effects of the failed front mount, and its possible contribution to the accident. Now, could ...
by kneeslider
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 959559

Re: Pic of the Day

Oxygen set at 1:03...(and other glimpses thereafter) :D What an annoyingly catchy tune, too! Happy you liked it Mike. Public Service Broadcasting are worth looking out on YouTube, they use archive footage from movies and public information films, and rehash them with modern music. The Spitfire vide...
by kneeslider
Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 959559

Re: Pic of the Day



I like this rather a lot. Appologies for anyone who might have seen it before. Its the video of Everest, by Public Service Broadcasting.
by kneeslider
Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 282
Views: 180444

Re: The Bloodhound SSC Thread

"We have to get it out of the museum and run it!"

Now, I wonder who might fancy the job of recommissioning...
by kneeslider
Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 423616

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Ah, 'for the purpose of flight' makes all the difference doesn't it? I would have thought that a permanently earth bound Barracuda, being a 3 crew aeroplane might make an ideal vehicle to train in Merlin handling? Anyway, we have strayed off topic somewhat... Again! Today, I'm at work, and really bo...
by kneeslider
Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 423616

Re: What have forum members been up to?

What next? That Barracuda need pedaling? Hey! Get in the queue! ;) There's a queue? Oops! I wonder how the CAA would view the reconstructed Barra' ? When you log time, in an aircraft, its always from brakes off to brakes on, rather than your actual time in the air. After flying a tailwheel aircraft...
by kneeslider
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 423616

Re: What have forum members been up to?

So, yesterday I finally got that all important signature in my logbook which qualifys me to fly tailwheel aircraft. Cheers to Christine my understanding instructor for putting up with my amateurish efforts, and who wasn't put off at all by my bouncing down the runway. So, after 5 hours of Cub flying...