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by ted.walsh
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1137
Views: 225190

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Super duper new vid review of the 2018 Unlimited season - watch it on a BIG screen of you can get it! there are some proper racing moments in there!


https://youtu.be/4QBtpJE5jW4
by ted.walsh
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1241
Views: 243412

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

umm, i think you would want to use reheat early on in the measured cycle to try and shorten the run up. you would be on the heat immediately the boat had started to plane out at quite a low speed then probably out of it through the kilo as you would be looking for stability by then and should alread...
by ted.walsh
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1051
Views: 203713

Re: Technical Talk

anyone looking for half an hours worth of jet powered drag car entertainment? then look no further than here...https://youtu.be/l4bbR06I83Q
by ted.walsh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 2318

Re: Tales from The Cockpit

With the water being quite choppy on some days, what was your forward Viz like ? to be fair even with the chop the ride is ok and not a jarring as it would first think but the extra spray it generates is a pain. As soon as any water gets inside the canopy and into the cockpit , and it is sucked in ...
by ted.walsh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 2318

Re: Tales from The Cockpit

Ted, we talked on Bute about applying the water brake and how tricky this is - through the steering wheel. You might want to explain this again as this might be of interrest to understand why K7 was found with the brake down, but still flipping without any sign it beeing applied. Then, how does it ...
by ted.walsh
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 2318

Re: Tales from The Cockpit

FLAMEOUT! So… as far as I am led to believe a ‘flameout’ is the name given to the condition where the self-sustaining nature of fire going on in the burner cans gets quenched for some reason and goes out. Generally this is due to a lack of fuel or air or both. I dare say there is an endless list fro...
by ted.walsh
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 39937

Re: Isle of Bute

it’s not t that we are in need of a cap, we have the technique now to show her nicely without to much excitement. The pictures look pretty good, you just need a blip of speed to get her going nicely. the majority of the display runs we did were around the 130 mark...just no need for radar hitler thank you 😉 ;)
by ted.walsh
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 20076

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

umm, i raced there a few times and although i like the venue a lot and you could get het up an trottin’ there would be no way you could get her round at eaither end short of shutting her down and being repositioned then run back the other way. no room for wiggling your way out eaither😜
by ted.walsh
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 2318

Re: Tales from The Cockpit

Did this all happen on week 2? as apart from 1 failed start due to failed fuse on the igniter circuit once yourself or Stew had released the air start button I had disconnected the power and air feed within 1.5 seconds everytime without incident for 7 days calmly and as we say in the workshop “perf...
by ted.walsh
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 2318

Re: Tales from The Cockpit

Ted in Donalds book ‘ into the water barrier’ he said k7 pulled to one side when putting on the power due to the gyroscopic forces of the engine spinning, can you tell me if you experienced this your self? Ian lazenby umm, it would be difficult for me to say with any certainty that there is precess...