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by Black Knight
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!
Replies: 16
Views: 963

Re: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!

The SRN.4's & all associated Proteous spares are not owned by the museum. They are owned by Wensley Haydon-Baillie. He purchased them for the engines that power his yacht, Brave Challenger. I was told that 1 SRN.4 was suffering from corrosion issues & was cut up mainly for the scrap money to pay owe...
by Black Knight
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 37349

Re: Isle of Bute

Watched it this morning when I got in from work. Bluddy marvellous stuff.
by Black Knight
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 792
Views: 191546

Re: Quicksilver

Not sure your statement was called for.

Was the 1st thing i've seen for ages about it. Was only asking a simple question re being a mock up like Bloodhound for demos.
by Black Knight
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 792
Views: 191546

Re: Quicksilver

Nice photo posted on Facebook of the project. Is what we see real or mock up for demo purposes?
by Black Knight
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Across The Lake
Replies: 177
Views: 51405

Re: Across The Lake

Personally i love the film, with all it's inaccuracies, it's still a good watch with a great soundtrack.
by Black Knight
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 17653

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

After seeing her in the flesh at Bute & seeing & hearing her, there is no way she should stop. Better than any Spitfire in the sky.

Keep her alive Bill & your team. Stirling work!!!!!
by Black Knight
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 37349

Re: Isle of Bute

After arriving on Bute Thursday afternoon & getting to the Loch in enough time to see her last run. All I can say is what a job. As good a living memorial to all concerned than any Spitfire is to the few.
Had a closer look at her today & chatted to Bill & Malcolm. Keep fighting guys, you deserve to see a lot more than having her locked in a dark museum for eternity.
K7 is alive & needs to be kept that way👍
by Black Knight
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 37349

Re: Isle of Bute

Has the canopy been recovered or is it lost?
by Black Knight
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 37349

Re: Isle of Bute

Can only access here whilst at work :(

This has all been amazing so far. Really hope she can be kept alive & travel to various shows & make regular demo runs. All that amazing hard work would be a shame to be packed away at Ruskin.
by Black Knight
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 37349

Re: Isle of Bute

I didn’t mean for it to be stuck outside, they get fitted all over the place but inside was my thinking.
Although mounting to the radio mast would be a grand spot.