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by mtskull
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Last run....
Replies: 175
Views: 84615

Re: The Last run....

...and what appears to be some type of gas / fume issuing from the tail pipe -Looks like paraffin smoke to me, which would be characteristic of an engine which has flamed out but is still being supplied with fuel. The smoke can be seen in some of the B&W news footage, and appears to begin just befo...
by mtskull
Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1068586

Re: Pic of the Day

Why not just spray every exposed surface with Waxoyl?

That would be a Full Underside, Cockpit, Keel & Upperworks Process :lol:
by mtskull
Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1068586

Re: Pic of the Day

This may be a stupid answer and a bit obvious Bill but what about a Waxoyl applicator spray?-might do the job! :) I bought one of them for my car a while back. A bit of plastic tubing with a nail stuck in the end. -If you want a false sense of security whilst coating about 10% of the required surfa...
by mtskull
Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Is this the worst Bluebird Model...Ever?!
Replies: 9
Views: 6877

Re: Is this the worst Bluebird Model...Ever?!

I'll tell you what; there's 300 quid coming K7's way and the guys in the Phillipines can keep their piece of firewood. Give us £300 and we'll make you a little model out of shiny offcuts and sign it for you! For £600 we'll make it out of LOOF. I'll take the LOOF option please, 50% payment up front ;)
by mtskull
Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: FAQ
Replies: 29
Views: 15542

Re: FAQ

Why is the fin so effective, how does it acheive such a stabilising effect given that it presents such a narrow profile to the airflow? It is a bit tricky to explain without the aid of diagrams, but here goes: Take a dart and hold it so the flights are vertical and horizontal; think of the fin as t...
by mtskull
Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Is this the worst Bluebird Model...Ever?!
Replies: 9
Views: 6877

Re: Is this the worst Bluebird Model...Ever?!

"The price of these (£300)is set to double as soon as we have sold our existing stock" WHAT! 600 quid! Well, I do owe these guys a big thank you for giving me the best belly laugh I have had in ages..... :lol: I'll tell you what; there's 300 quid coming K7's way and the guys in the Phillipines can k...
by mtskull
Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Last run....
Replies: 175
Views: 84615

Re: The Last run....

jets ingesting a big mouthful of water pull their compressor blades off in a forwards direction in an effort to move a much heavier medium. All that had happened to K7's blades was that the first stage had flexed forward a little and rattled around the inside of the guide vane ring. No power, see? ...
by mtskull
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Last run....
Replies: 175
Views: 84615

Re: The Last run....

I'll get my coat.... Seriously, thanks for that Bill. I guess it was too great an assumption that a 1950's military turbojet with a lashed-up fuel system would behave in as predictable and benign a manner as a modern, twin spool turbofan equiped with nice things like variable stator vanes and FADEC....
by mtskull
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Last run....
Replies: 175
Views: 84615

Re: The Last run....

the engine would have spooled down uncommandedly as the engine-driven piston pump cavitated causing a loss of thrust and the aerodynamic centre of pressure to move aft along the underside rather quickly. The engine driven pump of a turbine engine doesn't depend on the booster pump(s) for the engine...
by mtskull
Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Last run....
Replies: 175
Views: 84615

Re: The Last run....

Wow, that was quick!

-Thanks Bill, that is all fascinating stuff, and food for thought.