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by mtskull
Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 498723

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" thre...
by mtskull
Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Last run....
Replies: 175
Views: 127236

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: 127236

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: 127236

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...
by mtskull
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Last run....
Replies: 175
Views: 127236

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 ...
by mtskull
Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1641669

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: 1641669

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: 9887

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: 23951

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: 9887

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 Phillip...