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by thunderer
Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:38 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The bluebird "Bluebird" logo
Replies: 11
Views: 9319

Re: The bluebird "Bluebird" logo

I must admit, I'm getting a little "comfused dot con"............

The various sources and info mentioned is all good and valid, however, it is still a mite confusing.
by thunderer
Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The bluebird "Bluebird" logo
Replies: 11
Views: 9319

Re: The bluebird "Bluebird" logo

well, that answers one question.............what the tin was! hehe

Still don't know when the first use of the logo was on a Bluebird vehicle though.....
by thunderer
Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:16 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The bluebird "Bluebird" logo
Replies: 11
Views: 9319

The bluebird "Bluebird" logo

Whilst watching my fave series (Goodnight sweetheart) on dvd, I happened to spy the following tin in the background. http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5150/5623774334_4f45c21f1f_o.jpg It got me to thinking about Bluebird K7 and as to what the inspiration for the bluebird "Bluebird" logo was, does anyon...
by thunderer
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1044
Views: 698559

Re: What did you do at the weekend?

Very nice renegade! [snip] They did an analysis of the Bluebird cockpit recording some years ago but they've better kit these days and have said they'll do it again if I send them a tape. RE this and Given the steps forward in technology and particulrly in the area of "cleaning" interference and bac...
by thunderer
Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1434272

Re: Pic of the Day

I think it was the intake duct wasn't it Bill? The duct and the frame around the throats that wasn't symmetrical that I had to take off again tonight and fit MDF blanks in the throats to even them up then re-pin the doublers and ductwork to the frame. Grrrr! It's spot on now though. How is that the...
by thunderer
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1434272

Re: Pic of the Day

Such a wonderful image for todays POTD. Definately getting more and more a place to visit on a daily basis, if only to see the visual progreass through the POTD. Keep up the hard graft and excellent work guys (and you too "Girl") you are certainly showing the critics and the dumb HLF'ers that you me...
by thunderer
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1044
Views: 698559

Re: What did you do at the weekend?

In the sprirt of "what did you do at the weekend", heres what I did. I completed the conversion form 3 speed to six speed of this little beauty...... (If only I knew what shade bluebird blue was!) http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5291/5552676512_a0155b0847_m.jpg BTW, Well done Rob, takes cahoona's to ...
by thunderer
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Crash Analysis
Replies: 69
Views: 41722

Re: Crash Analysis

Fifth-scale wind tunnel model of the entire hull, anyone? ;) If you read back a couple posts, I think I suggested that, although that was in reference to the tail fin............... ......... Is there no way to (ahemm, excuse me for the bad language that follows) "build an exact 1/5 scale replica" ...
by thunderer
Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Crash Analysis
Replies: 69
Views: 41722

Re: Crash Analysis

Sorry renegade, not the intention. Please excuse the para-phrasing here, but....... Scaling speed is not a simple case of scaling the numbers.........it's something like the square root of the scale multiplied by the speed...............................It's all to do with the Reynolds number if memo...
by thunderer
Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Crash Analysis
Replies: 69
Views: 41722

Re: Crash Analysis

OK, a couple of questions based on the fin suggestion from terminator..... Please excuse any dumb or n00b sounding questions 1) Can the algebra (math) involved between air velocity and the (shape of) the fin and thus any drag it may cause be calculated by taking data from a certain speed, say a quar...