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by dave
Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 911
Views: 404805

Re: Technical Talk

In its final configuration. Campbell had steering difficulty with K7, as it had a bias to go to port (steer towards the left). This condition resulted in a number of investigations, removal of the centrally mounted water brake and re fitting of the transom fin into it's original position. All of whi...
by dave
Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1086
Views: 468827

Re: Technical Talk

I have just visited the spirit of Australia web site, and I'm amazed at the rate of progress Mr Warby and son has achieved, in the design and construction of their craft. Other WWSR sites appear to suffer from an achievement paralysis. In particular there is a site which has been on the go for well ...
by dave
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 911
Views: 404805

Re: Technical Talk

Regarding the Struts I'm of the opinion they were installed solely as a "Belt and Braces" feature, with no logical structural application. The reason behind this being:- 1) All drag load from the planning shoe, will be reacted in shear into the rear spar. 2) The moment load at the rear spar, (create...
by dave
Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: BBP Diary
Replies: 361
Views: 187292

Re: Counter Movement during BB Flip.

I have been reading a number of the posts re The "Strange unexplained" counter movement of BB during its pitch up, inversion and rolling couple. I would like to offer a simple theory which does not require movement of MASS, be it Fuel, Water or even the Engine itself. What has not been forwarded, is...
by dave
Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Sponsons Thread
Replies: 354
Views: 125481

The Sponsons Thread

sponsons header.jpg When Bluebird crashed at Coniston Water, her sponsons were recovered floating on the waters surface, and taken ashore. I have heard that new sponsons are to be made. Question:- 1) Does the existing one's still exist? 2) Have they been damaged beyond practical repair? 3) Have the...
by dave
Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 318909

American Challenge

Is there anybody out there who knows what progress if any, regarding Russ Wicks "American Challenge"? From the initial hype things have gone amazingly silent from this normaly verbal individual.
Is the project now "Still Bourne"?

Also what became of Tony Fahey's craft?
by dave
Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 318909

Re: Quicksilver

The Quicksilver project has been "on the go" for much too long (well over 10 years) Bluebird was built and floated on the water in approx 18 months, now there is commitment. The configuration of quicksilver has been changed too many times; I feel that the technical competence and leadership has long...
by dave
Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Price of a Record
Replies: 7
Views: 5444

Price of a Record

Mr Smith mentioned a video re "Price of a Record" Question ~ Is there anybody there who could let me have a copy of it? My e-mail address being EDIT- bad idea to put your email addy on a public forum- think of the spam you'll get! Anyone who wants to contact Dave can do so via the PM system on here....