January 2019 Update inc. Scarf Joints

Well here we are at the beginning of a new year, with Christmas already a distant memory, stressed out mothers glad their kids are back at school and mechanically minded father’s wondering why they didn’t receive that fitted out tool chest as a present,...

December 2018 Update inc. Viper Engines

Merry Christmas to everyone and thank you for tuning in to our monthly update during the festivities. To begin with Dave Warby reports back as follows from latest testing of his jet hydroplane Spirit of Australia II at Blowering Dam in Australia at the beginning of...

October 2018 Update inc. Timber & Epoxy

Summer has definitely left us until next year and as the temperatures fall, on come the electric heaters in the workshop kindly supplied by our sponsor Sealey. This is not because we are a bunch of softies (we do after all live up north by the sea) but to maintain an...

February 2018 Update inc. G forces

Given Dave Aldred has kindly done the previous updates whilst we were getting things organised for the build, I thought it time that I wrote a piece for the website by way of introducing myself as the Driver and Project Lead of Longbow to those following our venture....

October 2017 Update inc. Engine Power

They do say silence is golden but it has been several months since we last updated the website with news of what we have been up to. So for those following the venture thank you for bearing with us whilst we were quiet on here for reasons that will hopefully become...

Engineering Maths

For those who may feel this venture is just ‘cut and try’ there is actually engineering maths behind the project of which the following is given as an academic example but should not be relied upon by others: 1. Set down speed 2. Value for k 3. Formula for...

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