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by Renegadenemo
Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 404
Views: 210624

Re: A Picture paints a thousand words....

The problem is that it's natural to be curious and, like it or not, curious we will be. Here's another thing. Someone kindly sent me enough information last night that I was finally able to find the reference in the first run to relighting the engine. I need to have another listen because it was lat...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 404
Views: 210624

Re: A Picture paints a thousand words....

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch analysed the sound recording with a view to detecting the sound of mechanical failure but it revealed nothing significant. There was one rather spooky element to the analysis though. It took the form of a long, horizontal graph showing all the frequencies in th...
by Renegadenemo
Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 404
Views: 210624

Re: A Picture paints a thousand words....

The broken engine mount theory has always intrigued me. It was found to be broken in tension when the crash placed it in compression and it is a single, simple and highly likely failure that, in isolation, can account for the entire tragedy. It is recorded that one of the main mounts was cracked eve...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New Members
Replies: 379
Views: 235697

Re: New Members

Look forward to meeting you on the beach, Mark. Welcome aboard.
by Renegadenemo
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New Members
Replies: 379
Views: 235697

Re: New Members

Hi Ray,

What you don't know is that we'd had someone snooping around our yard for a few days prior to your visit. The intruder had been reported but not, by that time, cornered. You never knew how close you came to being kidnapped and interrogated at hammer-point... Welcome back.
by Renegadenemo
Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341117

Re: Quicksilver

I'd like to have seen ken's original four-point design take to the water. Back in 66 both he and Lew had advised against Donald going after 300 in the old K7. He had an offer to do a lecture tour of Australia so the Norris boys told him to go and while he was away they'd design him a new boat based ...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341117

Re: Quicksilver

It's all a bit of a shame if you ask me. They could've finished it twice in the time they've had and with the money that's passed through their hands. What's going wrong in there? Maybe we ought to finish it for them when the blue one is done - wouldn't take long.
by Renegadenemo
Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: PLAN B
Replies: 7
Views: 5783

Re: PLAN B

In the interests of not starting a bunfight we've not formally approached the powers that be regarding alternative sites for our proving trials though we have introduced ourselves on a friendly basis. As a last resort we have a short stretch of the river Tyne with a boathouse, slipway and workshop f...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1068871

Re: Pic of the Day

Stand by - I'll have to measure. And I'll mail it privately because contractually I'm not supposed to divulge such things.
by Renegadenemo
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Nose Day
Replies: 1
Views: 3973

Re: Blue Nose Day

That's very selfish of you, Mike. You could at least donate a shovel to Ant & Dec.