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by Canopener Al
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 91
Views: 13563

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

Great news. I will PM, hours cut but still up here. If working parties allowed with covid.
by Canopener Al
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1045
Views: 798747

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Massive thanks to Renagadenemo for showing us around the old girl today (and the leads to possible accomodation, my oppo is interested!) As requested by the main man "Jacques, no photographs on face ache!" "I shall resist!" :D :D Additional in cockpit video from the 15th of March...
by Canopener Al
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1045
Views: 798747

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Sorry, not been looking at the Forum this year at all. Too busy at the beginning looking for work as my base at Norwich was closing at the end of March. Loads of interviews and a job offer with BACF at LCY that I did all the pre employments, contracts signed and ready to go.. Covid shot that down. W...
by Canopener Al
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1045
Views: 798747

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Well on Saturday, my lot have been up to this. :D :D :D

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by Canopener Al
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 312263

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

As soon as they went into administration, one knew it would be the end. Alas, the project took too long and sponsers get bored unless they get a return for their cash.
by Canopener Al
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 312263

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

25 Million? That the debts they have built up? How on earth can they need 25 million overwise. Richard Noble has been known to have failures of course as well as the Thrust projects.
by Canopener Al
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 726305

Re: Technical Talk

Shame I didn't see this until tonight. Was there this morning. I did take a picture of it.
by Canopener Al
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 818948

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Hi Stu, yes the Aeroshell 1. The engines had been sat and abused at Cosford for 30 odd years. I would hope they had been inhibited out of the bay before they were turned into GI engines, but possibly not. We got the three years ago. To inhibit needs a rig and the fuild.. And the money to buy both. T...
by Canopener Al
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 818948

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread



Last Saturday. Left one wouldn't start (we know why) but the right one did. Shut down was due to a small hydraulic leak from the cast drain pipe of the EDP. First time it have been used in other12 years! We got righty into afterburn on PTR at 90 percent NH.
by Canopener Al
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 31
Views: 29905

Re: Tales from The Cockpit

Joking apart - you can talk to yourself all you like Ted... it takes some proper planning, preparation and “right stuff” to do what you and Stew did, and I expect a fair amount of wear to the seat of your pants. Hats off to you both! Hi Stuart, Was great to have you along for a day and to see the b...