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by Renegadenemo
Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 483
Views: 99976

Re: A Picture paints a thousand words....

Tony James came to see us not long after we recovered the boat but he didn't seem a happy chappy when it came to the broken engine mounts. One of the main mounts was found to be cracked and had to be re-welded before K7 even got to Coniston. It's documented in the 1966 NDT survey carried out by the ...
by Renegadenemo
Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Out of this World.......
Replies: 62
Views: 17123

Re: Out of this World.......

I'd say the original recording is honest enough. I've always been wary of 'cleaned up' data. I'm not saying it's necessarily unreliable. My flying headset is very good at cancelling out aircraft-type noises so I can hear my companions perfectly but I have post-processing software that can can clean ...
by Renegadenemo
Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 483
Views: 99976

Re: A Picture paints a thousand words....

The pictures are fabulous, Neil. You have my gratitude too for sharing them. Interesting you should mention the fuel starvation problem too. When did the engine intake failure occur? I've often wondered about this because the intakes went for substantial modification following their failure, which w...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Out of this World.......
Replies: 62
Views: 17123

Re: Out of this World.......

I really don't get this, you know. Donald very clearly uses a two sylable word, which 'gone' obviously isn't. On that basis alone the odds favour him saying 'going' and I'd still argue that 'gone' is not a natural thing to say in a dynamic and far from conclusive situation, it's almost past tense. Y...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Out of this World.......
Replies: 62
Views: 17123

Re: Out of this World.......

Sounds like, "Geting a lot of bloody row in here... can't see anything." That's from a 1st generation copy from the Corporal that the BBC haven't been near. And he definitely says, "I'm going" I'm sticking with the AAIB on this one - they're used to deciphering the cries of people about to die a hor...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 483
Views: 99976

Re: A Picture paints a thousand words....

That's the one. Row 2 of the screws is the one I was talking about. The outer skin is outrigged from the frame about three inches at that point and those screws just go into small captives flush-riveted to the inside of the skin.
by Renegadenemo
Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 483
Views: 99976

Re: A Picture paints a thousand words....

And in that shot you can clearly see that the main spar is clear of the water. Incidentally, if you find a pic of the cockpit wall, and the one on the cover of 'With Campbell at Coniston' is a good example, you can see a diagonal line of screws going up the side of the boat. They're into captive nut...
by Renegadenemo
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 483
Views: 99976

Re: A Picture paints a thousand words....

I actually discussed the closed spaces between the sponsons with Prof John Stollery at Cranfield. He told me the boat needed a fair amount of way on her for the baffles to make a difference. 100mph +. Considering that the thrust / drag curves show K7 lifting at between 65 and 70mph I never quite und...
by Renegadenemo
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 483
Views: 99976

Re: A Picture paints a thousand words....

This had three effects, more aero lift, less drag from the leading edge of the rear spar and better spray baffling. Just the job when you want to do low speed demo's.... We considered this option for low speed demos but look again at the picture of K7 running. The rear spar is completely submerged a...
by Renegadenemo
Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 483
Views: 99976

Re: A Picture paints a thousand words....

The more of these fabulous pictures I see, and even I haven't seen some of them, the more outraged I become that the museum fraternity, local government and HLF tried their damnedest to have K7 left as a pile of scrap. 'Museums are for the public,' they told me in that, we know best, sort of way. 'W...