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Another excellent pic of the day Mike. Mind you that steering column looks a bit dodgy though. :lol: Having been the instigator of Pic of the day you begin to realise what a fantastic idea it was. :idea: So much so that others have just had to copy it :D

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Hi Bill,

I'm sorry to have to contradict you with the caption on 'pic of the day', but the blown canopy wasn't fitted untill after the Lake Mead record. Unless that is, my archive and both of my books are in-correct, which they are not.

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I'm sorry to have to contradict you with the caption on 'pic of the day', but the blown canopy wasn't fitted untill after the Lake Mead record. Unless that is, my archive and both of my books are in-correct, which they are not.
I stand contradicted - and corrected. You're absolutely right, Fred. I was going for an explanation of how the inner cockpit rails work and forgot that K7 made a few outings with the raised spar but the old cockpit arrangement still in place.
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Nice picture of the day, the old orph ready to be lifted out.
Q1. When shes ready to dance again, will it be the fifth engine to grace her?

Q2. Oh and "who's" ;) had a off in their RS 200? ,I spy a rear end body section in the background :roll: :geek: :geek:
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Q1. When shes ready to dance again, will it be the fifth engine to grace her?

Q2. Oh and "who's" had a off in their RS 200? ,I spy a rear end body section in the background
No idea how many engines have been in there and as we have two more we'll probably lose count by the time we're done. The RS rear end is a spare. I have enough bits to build a spare car - just in case there is an 'off''.
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[quote="Renegadenemo"][quote]
No idea how many engines have been in there

As a starting suggestion, how about:

1) Original Beryl from the cancelled Saro SR.A/1 flying boat fighter
2) Replacement Beryl (from same source?) after Lake Mead sinking
3) Orpheus from Gnat XM691
4) Replacement Orpheus following 1966 air intake collapse at Coniston.

Any advance on four?
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turbocox wrote:
Q1. When shes ready to dance again, will it be the fifth engine to grace her?

Q2. Oh and "who's" ;) had a off in their RS 200? ,I spy a rear end body section in the background :roll: :geek: :geek:

Q1. so it will be the fifth then 8-)

Q2. I'm such a geek to have spotted that rear end :geek: :geek:
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mtskull wrote:
Renegadenemo wrote:
No idea how many engines have been in there

As a starting suggestion, how about:

1) Original Beryl from the cancelled Saro SR.A/1 flying boat fighter
2) Replacement Beryl (from same source?) after Lake Mead sinking
3) Orpheus from Gnat XM691
4) Replacement Orpheus following 1966 air intake collapse at Coniston.

Any advance on four?
2 Beryl's and two Orpheus' (Orphei?) 4 sounds correct to me but K7 also had an engine change in Nov 57.
From memory, the team had 3 Beryl's, only two of which were really serviceable, the other being useable for many spares. The original engine, which was replaced after the sinking at Lake Mead, was overhauled, and then re-installed in Nov 57 after the Lake Mead and Coniston 56 record engine was damaged during a static test.

So by my calculation, the original Beryl engine took the Ullswater record, and then all records from 57-64 inclusive. The original spare Beyrl took the second 55 and the 56 record.
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2 Beryl's and two Orpheus' (Orphei?)
Orpheuses (Orpheus' would be the posessive plural) - it's Greek. Were it Latin it would be Orphei. Like Octopuses, Octo is Latin but 'pus' is Greek for foot it would be 'pod' in Latin.

Right - that's quite enough of that.
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