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by thunderer
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 938
Views: 698252

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

That is a labour of time, dedication and a love for the subject matter right there ^^^

Amazing Attention to detail, the rivets especially. Did he count them?
by thunderer
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1533814

Re: Pic of the Day

Yowsers! Thinking about it though, I can understand Aerospace being so very demanding and so absolute where such critical mechanical componentry is concerned. Certainly good to know that standards are as high as ever, if not ever higher year on year in the industry. This is all a little O/T of cours...
by thunderer
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1533814

Re: Pic of the Day

O/T I know but, to answer your post.

I wish QC was that good nowadays, sadly most of the diagrams I see in manuals now are very lack lustre at best.
by thunderer
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1533814

Re: Pic of the Day

We wanted a slightly higher spring rate and the closed and ground ends. We got those but the tooling made our free spring the other way around. So long as the throttle closes when it's supposed to we don't give a fling which way our helix goes! :lol: Well in that case, fair enough! If a sound engin...
by thunderer
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1533814

Re: Pic of the Day

I am in no way trying to be pedantic (especially when favours are involved) but............. Am I the only one to notice that the new throttle return spring is wound the opposite way to the original in todays POTD (25/9/17) ?? (I would link the image, but do not want to fall foul of forum C.O.C/webs...
by thunderer
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Richie's Little Tank
Replies: 279
Views: 183808

Re: Richie's Little Tank

I wish I had seen this earlier, I would have offered to make you some paint msks and save all that hand cutting.....
by thunderer
Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:56 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 678324

Drag struts...

Not too sure if this has been covered elsewhere or not, but here goes. Whilst reading the September (2014) diary entry I noted the mention that Ken Norris notated the struts on the sponsons as 'drag' struts and also the mention that they work in compression and that "we can forgive him that one" whi...
by thunderer
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Widget Department Needs You!
Replies: 11
Views: 16891

Re: The Widget Department Needs You!

Just a thought, but is the pipe in question not a similar size to that used on motorcycles?
by thunderer
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1533814

Re: Pic of the Day

Regarding pic of the day for today..

Certainly an interesting piece of engineering and if the description is as accurate as always then "I bet that put the wind up you" :lol:

I'll get me coat....
by thunderer
Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1045
Views: 744215

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Had a great trip out - I was invited on a corporate day to fly with The Blades aerobatic display team. http://www.theblades.com/ Basically, they're a CAA accredited airline, licensed to carry passengers, who fly those crazy little planes you see in the Red Bull air races! Oh, and they're all ex-Red...