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by KW Mitchell
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Help the funding
Replies: 6
Views: 5739

Re: Help the funding

£60.
KWM
by KW Mitchell
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 99
Views: 126565

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

It is important to understand that Crusader fell foul of the little-known effects of dynamic instability. This was elegantly enunciated by the Norris brothers following analysis of cinematographic recordings of Crusader's demise ( The Engineer, 1957). They showed that the craft suffered violent pitc...
by KW Mitchell
Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 'Donald Campbell- The Final Record Attempt' by Neil Sheppard
Replies: 383
Views: 207182

Re: 'Donald Campbell- The Final Record Attempt' by Neil Shep

Bb aficianado's should be aware that Neil has had a really trying time over the last few months getting the production quality and presentation to the highest standards. Those who were present on Sat. and those who have a copy ordered will see that he has succeeded beyond measure. Well done, Mate. K...
by KW Mitchell
Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 'Donald Campbell- The Final Record Attempt' by Neil Sheppard
Replies: 383
Views: 207182

Re: 'Donald Campbell- The Final Record Attempt' by Neil Shep

f1steveuk wrote: --- though Tony has gone very grey very quickly, not been over working him have you!
Don't know about that, Steve, but I wouldn't mind Tony's 'thatch' regardless of colour!

(Incidentally, I did have 'some' hair, until a certain Shep' came calling)
by KW Mitchell
Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 'Donald Campbell- The Final Record Attempt' by Neil Sheppard
Replies: 383
Views: 207182

Re: 'Donald Campbell, The Final Record Attempt' by Neil Shep

sheppane wrote:
------- I spent yesterday along with Sandra and Keith at Cranfield University in the company of Tony James, Bill Vanryne, Clive Glynn and Professor John Stollery -------
Viz.
by KW Mitchell
Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 606626

Re: Vulcan XH558

At our Large Model Association (LMA) Rally at Elvington Airfield, Chief Pilot of XH558 Martin Withers, DFC was our guest. The Association has raised quite a bit of money for the Vulcan Trust over the last few years and Martin, who lives near York, usually pops-in to see us at our events. A great guy...
by KW Mitchell
Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1181007

Re: Pic of the Day

The quality of work and the skills being demonstrated in this restoration continue to astound.

Well done BBP Team and all strength to your elbow to complete the job.
by KW Mitchell
Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 'Coniston' Folk Song
Replies: 17
Views: 12678

'Coniston' Folk Song

Campbellphile's may be interested in the following link -------:

http://www.myspace.com/sawdustjacks
by KW Mitchell
Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Christmas 1966
Replies: 6
Views: 5352

Re: Bluebird Christmas 1966

And there's more -----------:

Have a careful look at the latter photo' (bang in the centre) and see the cataract of spray as the water brake is applied. DMC was instructed that it could only be applied safely at 200mph max. so the deccelerating effect can be appreciated.
by KW Mitchell
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Christmas 1966
Replies: 6
Views: 5352

Re: Bluebird Christmas 1966

Gordon, Both are available from the Motoring Picture Library, from the collection of the National Motor Museum, although I think it is questionable that they own the copyright. The NMM was lent this image along with many others for safe keeping. http://www.motoringpicturelibrary.com/preview_image.a...