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by Renegadenemo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 24
Views: 6149

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

My diary says that there are 50 weeks until 'summer 2020'.
Realistically we'll need a go/no-go decision by the turn of the year or we'll be stood down again.
by Renegadenemo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1086
Views: 419968

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

I was never a fan of NAE. It was a compromise at best and not a great one in my opinion. Such a shame and a total waste of a young life.
by Renegadenemo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 30
Views: 7154

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Went for a crawl down the inlets of the Carlisle Vulcan today. It's suffered with water ingress due to the drains being blocked but it's not too bad and No.1 turns nicely. You never know...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 910
Views: 362439

Re: Technical Talk

Are you thinking about filament wound composite for the new cylinders or are you sticking more "Old School" ? Or can that never work. We can have some good old boilerplate spun into hemispheres that will hold back 300bar and give us a couple of good starts. We won't incur an appreciable weight pena...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 30
Views: 7154

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

What do you need anti-collision lights for? I always struggle with this stuff but I'm wrong. What does it need twinkly lights for? put simply, it doesn't. Nothing is going to crash into it but I remember the crew being aghast in 2001 when I was quite happy to recover Donald in a plastic box. Needle...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 30
Views: 7154

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Careful, you'll be accused of 'media misinformation tricks' again... :lol: :lol: :lol: Accused of what? The media have always loved us for delivering warm and uplifting human interest stories - stories like bringing a poor old Vulcan back from the dead. It'll be epic! That said - have to be careful...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 30
Views: 7154

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

We have a good idea what those lights are now and have been offered one to copy. We've pretty much ironed out the issues with running an engine too. Just need a little more practice at starting and we can bring everything up to date. We're just helping the museum to get the most out of it, it's thei...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 30
Views: 7154

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Bill, I understand your plan is to start the engine and run it - I asume in idle or a little above. How do you consider the overall condition of the engine? Would it be possible to run it full throttle? It would certainly be possible but it wouldn't be a clever idea - keep throwing fuel in and it w...
by Renegadenemo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 30
Views: 7154

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Obviously it'll never fly again, but what is the ultimate goal with this one? Nope, no flying for this one any time soon. Many moons ago we wanted some valves from it to rebuild Bluebird's onboard start system. Much research and pleading with Goodrich Power Systems for the use of the old Lucas Rota...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 30
Views: 7154

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Ooh, good. I can waffle on endlessly in here about the finer points of o-rings and D-size piston pumps, how the rapid start uses a combustor and which spool drives which quill shaft.