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by mtskull
Sun May 19, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1341
Views: 365807

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Thank you! :D
by mtskull
Sat May 18, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1341
Views: 365807

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

I'd be very interested to see updates as to how you are getting along with XL319, posted here.....
by mtskull
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 95105

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

I have remained silent on this until now but here goes.... I too have my opinion on this matter but I'm not going to share it here because a) I wasn't party to any discussions between the Ruskin and the BBP so my opinion isn't fully informed and b) Airing such opinions as I hold won't make a jot of ...
by mtskull
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K4
Replies: 74
Views: 12174

Re: Blue Bird K4

Malcolm Ops wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:25 pm
Why not build - and sell - Jetstar craft on a commercial basis?
Possibly because all of the reasons why the craft wasn't a commercial success in its day still apply?
by mtskull
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 95105

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

"I would suggest at this stage you need to think about noise emissions (in decibels Db) from Bluebird, the size of any wash and the distance it maintains its integrity over flat water (this is relevant to lakeshore impact Ye Gods! Leaving aside the fact that all this could have been done and dusted...
by mtskull
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 294083

Re: Technical Talk

Note: if this topic upsets or offends anyone, please delete I was looking through some of the crash footage earlier today (yes I am that sad). When I saw something puzzling & intriguing. Just after the large splash of Bluebird entering the water, there were two smaller splashes. It doesn’t take a g...
by mtskull
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1261
Views: 341875

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Whoops, pressed "reply with quote" instead of "edit".
by mtskull
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1261
Views: 341875

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

[The 'idea' of two viper jets mounted on a boat has been the outright WSR craft design route of Alan Sabberton from Norfolk since his project started]. I thought, 'who?' but then realised, I'd seen this before- http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/hoveton-man-aiming-to-break-water-speed-record-from-his-shed...
by mtskull
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1261
Views: 341875

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Having read a little more of the Longbow back story, it would appear that a large part of the rationale behind the twin Viper setup is that Vipers were available and they couldn't find a suitable Orpheus. Lots of RB 199's currently for sale though; oodles of thrust and still 300kg lighter than two V...
by mtskull
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1261
Views: 341875

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Hadn't realised that this was running TWO Viper engines... https://www.jet-hydroplane.uk/september-2018-update/ It would be interesting to know the rationale behind that "ballsy" design decision. Installed in an aircraft, twin engines add reliability; if one stops, you can keep on flying. Installed...