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by Renegadenemo
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 197295

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Been watching that and, yes, impressive stuff, but it looks like taking big bites in a short time frame. Maybe team and vehicle are perfectly up to doing that but I was surprised at the rate at which they are upping the speeds. Also, did anyone see that a piece of titanium panel was peeling away eve...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 33
Views: 16067

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

All quiet, l'm afraid. Looks like no running next year, unfortunately.
by Renegadenemo
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 77
Views: 29695

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

I watched some guys milling flour using a water wheel a few months back. There'll always be some nutter who wants to mess with old machinery no matter what it is.
by Renegadenemo
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 437914

Re: Technical Talk

Can't be using the wrong fasteners! That would be heresy.
by Renegadenemo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 33
Views: 16067

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

My diary says that there are 50 weeks until 'summer 2020'.
Realistically we'll need a go/no-go decision by the turn of the year or we'll be stood down again.
by Renegadenemo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1086
Views: 507616

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

I was never a fan of NAE. It was a compromise at best and not a great one in my opinion. Such a shame and a total waste of a young life.
by Renegadenemo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 30
Views: 19145

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Went for a crawl down the inlets of the Carlisle Vulcan today. It's suffered with water ingress due to the drains being blocked but it's not too bad and No.1 turns nicely. You never know...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 437914

Re: Technical Talk

Are you thinking about filament wound composite for the new cylinders or are you sticking more "Old School" ? Or can that never work. We can have some good old boilerplate spun into hemispheres that will hold back 300bar and give us a couple of good starts. We won't incur an appreciable weight pena...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 30
Views: 19145

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

What do you need anti-collision lights for? I always struggle with this stuff but I'm wrong. What does it need twinkly lights for? put simply, it doesn't. Nothing is going to crash into it but I remember the crew being aghast in 2001 when I was quite happy to recover Donald in a plastic box. Needle...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 30
Views: 19145

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Careful, you'll be accused of 'media misinformation tricks' again... :lol: :lol: :lol: Accused of what? The media have always loved us for delivering warm and uplifting human interest stories - stories like bringing a poor old Vulcan back from the dead. It'll be epic! That said - have to be careful...