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by conistoncollie
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 17658

Ruskin Museum

New statement posted on Ruskin Museum website
by conistoncollie
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston - Spiritual Home?
Replies: 38
Views: 2176

Re: Coniston - Spiritual Home?

Then why did you publish the statement that I linked above, which is still there for all to see, on your website? to ensure the successful completion of this project and the return of Donald Campbell’s iconic boat to her spiritual home in Coniston, Cumbria, England. I keep hearing this, Coniston - ...
by conistoncollie
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2909
Views: 486137

Re: Pic of the Day

I think Campbell was way too much of a pro to allow that to have that happen and effect his ability to conduct K7. The images of the day don't point to it happening either. I realise this may be my own interpretation but to my eyes Paul Allonby's very clear photo, reproduced full page on page 99 of...
by conistoncollie
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2909
Views: 486137

Re: Pic of the Day

I can't help wondering if that canopy misted up on that cold January morning.
by conistoncollie
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1046
Views: 194330

Re: Technical Talk

According to Stanley Hooker's book, the Pegasus began as an amalgam of an Olympus LP (as the fan) and an Orpheus (as the core or HP). Engine 711 - I am enjoying reading your technical questions and feedback. Indeed it did. Prior to the Orpheus they used two compressors of the Orion which made it to...
by conistoncollie
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1046
Views: 194330

Re: Technical Talk

Gnat XM691 was the first of 14 pre-production prototypes of what became the Gnat T.1, so it was far from a standard example of the type. We could conclude that Engines 709 & 711 were effectively Flight Test engines - no more. Airworthy, but only just - lols. A late friend of mine worked at BS in th...
by conistoncollie
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2909
Views: 486137

Re: Pic of the Day

Do you have to have the air start system (bottles/pipes/hoses/relief valves etc) independently inspected/tested under hydraulic and air pressure, as with steam boilers/pressure vessels. Will it require a valid test certificate and insurance to be operated in a public place?
by conistoncollie
Tue May 22, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2909
Views: 486137

Re: Pic of the Day

Interesting photo today, showing wooden wedge below the spar.
I'm no aerodynamicist but presumably its purpose was to encourage water thrown up to break away cleanly at the rear, rather than clinging to the rear casing?
What wood is it? A remarkable survival.
by conistoncollie
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1227
Views: 234110

Reid Railton - Man of Speed

New book launched 24 April

Reid Railton - Man of Speed by Karl Ludvigsen / Evro Publishing
by conistoncollie
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2909
Views: 486137

Re: Pic of the Day

Mike Bull wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:14 am
...and continuing that spirit, when she goes to Scotland we've talked about her having the Union flag and the Scottish Saltire on her nose, not unlike my current avatar.
Shouldn't the staff of the senior flag be in front?