Bluebird Project Online Shop

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Bluebird Project Online Shop

Post by Mike Bull » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:39 pm

Just to let everyone know, our latest DVD is now available to pre-order from our new-look shop, along with a lovely new thermal mug, too.

DVD trailer-



-find the shop via the normal button on the main site, or via this link-

http://www.bluebirdproject.com/K7/index.php?id=70

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Re: Rebuilding Bluebird Part 5 DVD/new shop

Post by Mike Bull » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:04 pm

60 thread views and not one comment. Feel the enthusiasm!! :lol:
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Post by rob565uk » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:36 pm

Sorry Mr Bull, Sir- I loved the trailer and have ordered my DVD [.]


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Re: Rebuilding Bluebird Part 5 DVD/new shop

Post by quicksilver-wsr » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:04 pm

Mike Bull wrote:60 thread views and not one comment. Feel the enthusiasm!! :lol:
In fairness, Mike, I think everyone on here - self included - has pretty much run out of superlatives for the work being done. We accept the extraordinary now as everyday fact.

It's an easy trap to fall into - probably in part due to every step being so well documented.

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Re: Rebuilding Bluebird Part 5 DVD/new shop

Post by Mike Bull » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:04 pm

I wasn't fishing for praise, I was thinking more about us having released another DVD- Lord knows people ask about them often enough!
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Re: Rebuilding Bluebird Part 5 DVD/new shop

Post by Richie » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:12 pm

A DVD has been realeased ?!

I hope it was all tremendously nicely done
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Re: Rebuilding Bluebird Part 5 DVD/new shop

Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:27 am

In fairness, Mike, I think everyone on here - self included - has pretty much run out of superlatives for the work being done. We accept the extraordinary now as everyday fact.
Kind of you to say so and there's a lot of truth there. I remember reading an interview with Alice Cooper in which he bemoaned that through his amazing stage theatrics he'd managed to lose the ability to surprise. And after all these years and silly antics not many people are surprised at anything I do either. It's a rarefied place to be that can so easily be misinterpreted as no one giving a crap. DVD 5 is possibly Keith's best and well worth a look and the little cert's with a fragment of blue paint are smart too. Just like all the other merchandise we offer to keep the wheels turning they'll trickle steadily out the door so we can buy jetfuel or rivets or whatever and that's all we need.
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Re: Rebuilding Bluebird Part 5 DVD/new shop

Post by jonwrightk7 » Sun May 01, 2016 7:59 am

Can you actually buy jet fuel Bill? or do you have to make it in an old tin bath out of donkeys queer things and old toads feet? ;)

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Post by rob565uk » Sun May 01, 2016 9:04 am

I thought that's how we made the coffee in the Workshop - or is there a second old tin bath?


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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun May 01, 2016 12:36 pm

Can you actually buy jet fuel Bill? or do you have to make it in an old tin bath out of donkeys queer things and old toads feet? ;)
Without an aeroplane to put it in so HMRC can chase you for the 50% levy it's virtually impossible because if you don't cough up the onus is back on the person who sold you the fuel and they don't want that risk. There's some sort of declaration available so you can pay it up front but the paperwork for one drum of fuel it's not worth anyone's while. There's a few drums of old fuel lying about that have been slurped out of aircraft during maintenance but otherwise, not a chance.

However, it turns out that 28 sec heating kerosene is the same stuff only with dyes to prevent fuel laundering and less strict handling rules once it's left the refinery so we've used a toot of that to prime and test our LP side only to discover a pore in the LP cock, most likely due to corrosion, so that will have to be stripped, repaired then given a test with fluorescent penetrant and a black light just to be sure there's no more. Something we ought to have done in the first place!
Beyond that, I received a mail yesterday from a major fuel supplier to say they can supply us with a spare drum so we'll be onto the real stuff by the time we light the fire. Then there's the lubricity, anti fungal and fuel stabiliser additives to go in to make the fuel more compatible with our old pumps and gadgets and finally, Aeroshell Fluid #1 to inhibit it all afterwards at a tenner a litre.

And still people ask, when will it be finished? while they never offer to come and lend a hand. Please will someone come and make tea and coffee for Mike and I tomorrow so we can drain down the LP side, doubtless getting covered in kero in the process, strip out and dismantle the LP cock, scrub and de-grease the outer casting so we can subject it to a battery of tests prior to making the necessary repairs, reassembly then refilling and pressure testing? This is so we can stay on schedule - such as we are able to maintain any sort of schedule with the various forces at play, aerospace, sponsors, my knackered left hand, etc.

Our goalposts tend to move around a little but usually in a good way. For instance, we were all set to commit to our heating kerosene then we were offered support with proper jetfuel. We had plans to test our engines then we got talking to the Red Arrows about how to do it their way and in our view it's well worth the little bit of catch-up time it takes to involve all of these fantastic new resources so the 'when brigade' will have to quietly fume and learn to be patient.
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