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by Richie
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 393
Views: 73510

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Good luck to the Bloodhound team today for their test runs.
by Richie
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1100
Views: 155695

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Have you ever watched Eric Dube making armour ? awesome to watch. Bill and I were having this very discussion the other day..... of all things, I fancied making some chainmail or the riveted variety......then I saw how much work was involved so gave myself a quick slap.
by Richie
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 768
Views: 111321

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Nice. Just Need Barry Hares to put in a fully working scale engine :D
by Richie
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2716
Views: 327705

Re: Pic of the Day

I was shocked at how much the material had returned to its god awful springy hard state in the short time we have had to work with it. crazy weird stuff !


Mind, I take exception to the slapping on of paint comment ! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Richie
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: David Tremayne's Stay Gold
Replies: 23
Views: 1934

Re: David Tremayne's Stay Gold

How many chute deployments with a significant crosswind component ?
by Richie
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: David Tremayne's Stay Gold
Replies: 23
Views: 1934

Re: David Tremayne's Stay Gold

But at what speeds Malcolm ?
by Richie
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: David Tremayne's Stay Gold
Replies: 23
Views: 1934

Re: David Tremayne's Stay Gold

I would opine that the position of the chute anchor points were in the best place possible and were not a causative or contributory factor, to raise them would only serve to create a greater lever when the chute is deployed, as such it would take less effort for the chute to pull the car over, espec...
by Richie
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels
Replies: 473
Views: 76347

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

So.... the boffins dried the wood out and now its changed shape...... and they didn't expect this ????? REALLY ????? there is a reason old wooden boats are best kept wet and that is if they are allowed to dry out too much the wood shrinks.


I knew that and I am a "dumb-coff" from Shields.
by Richie
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1295
Views: 171280

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Local police were busy the other day with a downed light aircraft in the Embleton area.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/loc ... t-13666377


perhaps some red faces somewhere, but luckily no one was hurt.
by Richie
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2716
Views: 327705

Re: Pic of the Day

Come launch week, I reckon he will still be there pretending to drill 3/32 holes in it ;)

All joking aside, a top bloke , top engineer / fabricator.



and that's three nice things I said, so as per the code I must text him three nasty comments to restore balance !