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by mtskull
Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Last run....
Replies: 175
Views: 84619

Re: The Last run....

That very impressive aerial photo' looks like tramping to me. There are individual splashes on each side of the boat and each appears to be in antiphase to the opposite side. Do others agree? Indeed. The trouble is, it probably tells us more about the state of the water at the time than anything ne...
by mtskull
Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 438512

Re: Technical Talk

Here you are, Bill. A treat for you; the very same Miss Grassby.
There are some other images on the web, but I won't deprive you of the pleasure of finding them for yourself ;)
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by mtskull
Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 438512

Re: Technical Talk

I've no idea what Tony Hopkins was doing pushing buttons on his fire panel.
... or what he was doing in bed with the girl from the garage, or driving the E-type with the DC7 number plate.... Lighten up, chaps; its called artistic licence!
by mtskull
Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1068595

Re: Pic of the Day

Re: passing through 2 and I'm lighting up like mad.... brake going down ... engine lighting up now... relighting and now passing Peel Island.... relight made normal... I have now studied footage of this run using the latest M icro I mage N ano- G eometric E nhancement and there is something that loo...
by mtskull
Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341039

Re: Quicksilver

I must confess that I'm not aware of any gee-whizz auto-relight systems on modern aircraft that might do the job for us I had in mind the set-up on the Rolls-Royce/Allison AE3007A, which incorporates flameout detection logic within the FADEC and attempts an automatic relight (it says here) before t...
by mtskull
Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1068595

Re: Pic of the Day

Hey! I went to post a rude acronym and got the message: 406 Not Acceptable!

If anyone has found any of my posts too rude or unacceptable for any reason, please may I take this opportunity to say:
Big Apologies Lads & Lasses; Sorry!
by mtskull
Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341039

Re: Quicksilver

The debate goes on in our team as to how many HEIUs we should run continuously. If you have too many tiers of safety, it can actually be more dangerous in certain situation, as the safety mechanisms can be masking a more serious problem. I have brought this across from the "Last Run" thread, as it ...
by mtskull
Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Last run....
Replies: 175
Views: 84619

Re: The Last run....

Renegadenemo wrote: By the way - that 777 engine surged because they'd not stiffened the containment ring sufficiently around the main fan and because of its frequency it was osciallating into an oval shape that let air spill around the ends of the blade and caused a surge.
...I'll get my coat (again) :oops:
by mtskull
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Last run....
Replies: 175
Views: 84619

Re: The Last run....

what about DMC's commentry about the 297 MPH successful run where I truly believe he reports an engine flame out passing Peel Island. Staring with the premise that this is true, I'm not sure if it gives any further insight into the cause of the crash. Why might the engine have flamed out? -Passing ...
by mtskull
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Last run....
Replies: 175
Views: 84619

Re: The Last run....

I guess the question now is what angle of attack would throw a load of turbulent air down the inlets, at what point would this flame out the engine (if indeed it would at all) and was there sufficient time between attaining the necessary angle and the jetpipe pointing at the water surface for the e...