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by mtskull
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1086
Views: 435684

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Am I just very cynical, or am I correct in thinking that 477mph in a wingless 1950's aircraft is pushing neither the boundaries of speed nor technology? If you're very cynical, then so am I. I think NAE will either... 1, quietly go away and never achieve anything, 2, be put out of business by Blood...
by mtskull
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1086
Views: 435684

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Jessi Combs’s record attempts in North American Eagle have ended tragically:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-us-canada-49504222
by mtskull
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 30
Views: 8711

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Fair enough.
by mtskull
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 30
Views: 8711

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

What do you need anti-collision lights for?
by mtskull
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 406793

Re: What have forum members been up to?

The last few days, I have been avidly watching this guy’s tracking app as he smashed the record for a complete round of all 214 Lake District “Wainwright” fells. 318 miles and the equivalent of four Everests in 6 days 6 hours. A fantastic achievement. My own personal best for all the Wainwrights is ...
by mtskull
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 406793

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Yup. It’s a heavily modified 1969 Anniversary. Wow, envy! I bet it would sound great played through my 1964 AC30 (by a better guitarist than me, I might add). It probably would! What do you usually plug into your AC30? Fender Tele, various Gordon Smiths and, when I want to pretend to be Nigel Tufne...
by mtskull
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 406793

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Filtertron wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:32 pm
mtskull wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:19 pm
Filtertron wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:33 pm
Servicing and restringing this old girl.
Nice. Gretsch, I presume?
Yup. It’s a heavily modified 1969 Anniversary.
Wow, envy!
I bet it would sound great played through my 1964 AC30 (by a better guitarist than me, I might add).
by mtskull
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 406793

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Filtertron wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:33 pm
Servicing and restringing this old girl.
Nice. Gretsch, I presume?
by mtskull
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 30
Views: 8711

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? Joerg Just my humble opinion that, whatever the condition of the engine, it would take a very br...
by mtskull
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 30
Views: 8711

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Renegadenemo wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:54 pm
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.
Get waffling then; I'm sure I am not the only one who eagerly awaits......