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by Richie
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 143459

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

K777 from an engineering standpoint was a well made craft, when you look at what was done it was all high quality (IMHO) problem was the additional weight, sponson shape / width etc linked with intake shape / volume prevented it from working as intended. The Orph is more than capable of doing what i...
by Richie
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 939
Views: 754571

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Well, at home self isolating as a work colleague contracted the virus from one of our many customers, track and trace highlighted myself and another were at immediate risk. The home time has not been without its benefits, between sorting numerous matters out on the laptop I have been watching my eld...
by Richie
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1105
Views: 844870

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Nice to hear Dave Warby has had a safe day of trials. They had a 10knt cross wind on the lake so there were some issues keeping the boat straight (sounds familiar) today’s speed was 170 mph.
by Richie
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 97
Views: 14144

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

Just a quick message of thanks to all who took part in yesterday’s meeting (from all sides of the virtual table).
by Richie
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 97
Views: 14144

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

Evening all I have some more positive news. The Trustees and myself have agreed a date of 5th November for an online Zoom meeting to find a mutual way forward. We have an agenda sorted and although it may be on the 5th I’m not expecting fireworks but I am expecting solutions and positivity from all...
by Richie
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 97
Views: 14144

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

https://youtu.be/uxcWPDOSyE4 Watching the music video to its very end, brings home a remarkable man to his loved ones but at the same time re kindles the legend that was Campbell and K7, all made possible by another man who features in the very same music video. Poignant, yes I would say so. Folk ne...
by Richie
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 97
Views: 14144

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

Seems someone has been paid by the museum to tend to the grave. I am guessing this is after the many years that Novie spent doing such work for free, as long as it is being tended to I guess. I did note that Barry was immediately jumped on for suggesting Novie undertook such work..... Usual suspects...
by Richie
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1105
Views: 844870

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

I shall not comment further.
by Richie
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1105
Views: 844870

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

End of the run, this issue is starting to sound very familiar ! Is there something going on, on the runway down there ? A change in surface ? Expansion seam in the concrete ? Future attempts need to consider what’s happening to their vehicles once they lift off the throttle and start to apply brakes...
by Richie
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1105
Views: 844870

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Do we know who it was ?