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by sheppane
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 266
Views: 34380

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

It's all very simple. The museum owns half and we own the other half so we give them 80% of the year to display her and we take her on tour for the other 20%. Now all they have to do is agree to agree, sign the contracts and everyone wins. If I was offered that deal, I would bite the BBP's hands of...
by sheppane
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1052
Views: 224974

Re: Triumph to Tragic in one fell swoop.

I'm working from later on- page 157 of the second edition- when he definitely says 'low pressure fuel warning light'. That he may have said 'air pressure' earlier is obviously a mistake on his part as there was no 'air pressure warning light'. Fair enough. It was said in a casual matter of fact way...
by sheppane
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1052
Views: 224974

Re: Triumph to Tragic in one fell swoop.

During the start of Run 1, DMC comments that Air Pressure Low is on No, he didn't. There is no indication of starting air contents in the cockpit, only the small gauge visible at the side of the engine cover. Donald was commenting on a low pressure fuel indication, something Ted also reported on. O...
by sheppane
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1052
Views: 224974

Re: Triumph to Tragic in one fell swoop.

The LP pumps are of the centrifugal, submerged variety from the Gnat, manufactured by SPE and identical to those later used on the Harrier . In the event of a failure they have a door that lifts to ensure that fuel still flows. The Lucas piston pump would have to pull a little, something it's not r...
by sheppane
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 266
Views: 34380

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

On the water brake issue, Neil's posting of the rare TTTv footage (DCBTFRA FB page, Jan. 16th 2017) and my subsequent comments regarding the soundtrack, might prove illuminating... Ah - the world's self-appointed greatest authority on the K7 accident. Please forgive my lack of illumination... Come ...
by sheppane
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1052
Views: 224974

Re: Triumph to Tragic in one fell swoop.

The most important is discipline in any venture of this sort. Lack of discipline? Example was making a second run 4 minutes after the end of the first. This whole project stems at the end of the day from that lack of discipline, for whatever reason it was made (I get such thoughts with HMRC letters...
by sheppane
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1052
Views: 224974

Re: Triumph to Tragic in one fell swoop.

Power boat and pilot experiance a big advantage but personally i think the main attributes are intelligence, level headedness and courage! Those attributes with pilot and power boat experiance then thats the man or men for the job so ted and stu are the right ones. Ian lazenby The most important is...
by sheppane
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston - Spiritual Home?
Replies: 38
Views: 4090

Re: Coniston - Spiritual Home?

Two sentiments with which I most heartily agree: ''As we've said for the longest time, when Coniston and the museum and the LDNPA sort themselves out we'll be there with bells on but until they do we'll just keep on delivering a project with the greatest public benefit''. ...and with that, can we pl...
by sheppane
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 266
Views: 34380

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

Two that I got during my five days on Bute... What memories...