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by conistoncollie
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 271
Views: 35967

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

Well said Sir.
That Christmas Light nonsense was most undignified
by conistoncollie
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1249
Views: 269323

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Turbinia
Newcastle upon Tyne
by conistoncollie
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 271
Views: 35967

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: 4234

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: 557334

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: 557334

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: 1052
Views: 227991

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: 1052
Views: 227991

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: 557334

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: 557334

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.