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by thunderer
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Crash Analysis
Replies: 69
Views: 36299

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: 36299

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: 36299

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...
by thunderer
Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 'Bluebird- The Spirit Reborn' Documentary Info/DVD Release
Replies: 87
Views: 51820

Re: 'Bluebird- The Spirit Reborn' Documentary Transmission I

Renegadenemo wrote:
thank God for credulous individuals I say, they have enabled the purchase of many of the rivets that are being pressed home daily ...
Ah but at least this way it's a controlled process. Never trust divers... thieves and vandals, every one!
Not saying much about yourselves then, eh ? lol
by thunderer
Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 'Bluebird- The Spirit Reborn' Documentary Info/DVD Release
Replies: 87
Views: 51820

Re: 'Bluebird- The Spirit Reborn' Documentary Transmission I

What an utterly marvellous piece of programming. The programme has made the project "Real" to those of us who only sit behind a computer monitor looking into a world many miles away from our own and has shone a bright light upon the extreme dedication you have and continue to show to the rebuild and...
by thunderer
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1232579

Re: Pic of the Day

Cheers for that.

Out of interest, what type of paint will be used ? Aero paint or ship paint (correct term?) :?:

I'm interested in the blue, as I would like my current "project" painted bluebird blue. Oh well, it'll wait.
by thunderer
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1232579

Re: Pic of the Day

Ok, hands up, I did not intend to open a can of worms regarding "bluebird blue.

However, the POTD certainly does make you think....
by thunderer
Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1232579

Re: Pic of the Day

Definatley a sign of whats to come mike, but also one of getting nearer to completion by the day..........

One question, now you know what (roughly) "bluebird" blue is, are you going to "name" the shade you use "Bluebird Blue" ?
by thunderer
Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1232579

Re: Pic of the Day

Steve, Firstly, yes, K7 has come a long way from how she was found, PIC OF THE DAY enforces that through regular (or irregular) visual documentation of the work being carried out. The rebuild has been so well documented, as you so rightly say, what is to stop the bluebird team putting together an al...
by thunderer
Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1232579

Re: Pic of the Day

Given the previous experiences with other K7 componants / body parts / panels, is that really something that's likely to happen ? I'm sure Holker hall would be keen to retain that "piece of history" regardless of the fact it could be re-incorporated into the craft.... but then, thats just a personal...