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by mtskull
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread
Replies: 125
Views: 31017

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

The Beaufighter is a rare bird indeed. Anyone who'd like to see one without diving off Malta can do so at Scotland's National Museum of Flight, at East Fortune airfield near Edinburgh. Nigel There's also a nice one in the sea off Naxos, so I understand; right side up and all there. Must dive that o...
by mtskull
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 17263

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

1. K7 suffered a hydroplane blow over- many have since and no doubt will again. 2. It blew over because the bows lifted allowing air underneath the front and when that happened nothing was going to stop the blow over. 3. The bows lifted because she was unstable. Going too fast. With respect, if we'...
by mtskull
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston - Spiritual Home?
Replies: 38
Views: 2106

Re: Coniston - Spiritual Home?

Richie wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:46 am
And with that all said, there remains only one final question !

“Describe your perfect Tuesday”
Not on a family forum...... ;)
by mtskull
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 17263

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

Any comments? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-45194976 Please folks, don't be wound up by somebody attempting to create a story out of nothing. If you look at the highly selective quotes from various parties, you will find nothing that hasn't already been said before; in particular, I...
by mtskull
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The One Show
Replies: 30
Views: 4783

Re: The One Show

After watching the one show all I can say is WOW!!! K7 literally jumped up onto her planing shoes and fairly flew along the lake. Bill and everyone else on the team, a MASSIVE well done! All of the hard work and years of passion, not to mention your bloody mindedness never to be beaten, really show...
by mtskull
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Across The Lake
Replies: 177
Views: 51041

Re: Across The Lake

I think you will find that Sir Stirling Moss is very much still with us......
by mtskull
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames
Replies: 13
Views: 1666

Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Richie wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:15 am
Meteor engines “YUMMY” as used in the Cromwell and Comet / Centaur tanks.

Pretty much a none supercharged merlin !


Lovely sound the V12 !
I think you will find that a Centaur with a Meteor engine is a Cromwell; Centaurs used a Liberty V12.
Still yummy though... 👍
by mtskull
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 107
Views: 36416

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

Renegadenemo wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:43 am
I suggested to the crew a few times that we build a replica Crusader as a follow on project it alas, no takers.
Shame. This might have made a good starting point:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/De-Havilland ... 1642171693
by mtskull
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 171
Views: 24086

Re: Isle of Bute

Exasperating to think of the many places with which Donald Campbell and Bluebird have been associated over the years, where the local populace and authorities would, in all probability, move heaven and earth to host the proving trials. Meanwhile, back at the place with the longest and most famous co...
by mtskull
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1046
Views: 191653

Re: Technical Talk

Can definitely recommend the book 'Not Much of an Engineer' - by (Sir) Stanley Hooker https://www.amazon.co.uk/Not-Much-Engineer-Stanley-Hooker/dp/1853102857 Thanks, I first read this a long time ago and your comment spurred me to read it again. Just as fresh, enlightening and utterly fascinating a...