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by KW Mitchell
Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 404
Views: 227821

Re: Looking Back In Time- Archive Bluebird Photos

Given the Fram sticker, it looks like a big fuel filter / filling drum. I guess it was designed where you could empty a lot of Paraffin into it, which would then run steadily off into the tank, through a filter. vlcsnap-673030.png Static Test.jpg Fueling K7 for its initial Static test on the 5th No...
by KW Mitchell
Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 404
Views: 227821

Re: Looking Back In Time- Archive Bluebird Photos

sheppane wrote:
vlcsnap-673030.png
Static Test.jpg
Fueling K7 for its initial Static test on the 5th November 66. The test that wrecked the first Orpheus
What's that contraption with the funnel in the first picture?
by KW Mitchell
Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Archive Video
Replies: 36
Views: 21499

Re: Archive Video

Yes, well done Neil.

I'm looking forward to closely examining my copy, as and when ---------!

Cheers,
Keith
by KW Mitchell
Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Archive Video
Replies: 36
Views: 21499

Re: Archive Video

If, as the vendor claims, the video was taken by an amateur - and it would have to have been a very committed one working in 16mm as compared to 8mm in those days - plus the fact that it's been shot from the closer proximity of the Eastern shore, this material could have huge ramifications historica...
by KW Mitchell
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Archive Video
Replies: 36
Views: 21499

Re: Archive Video

sheppane wrote:All,

would anyone be interested in forming a syndicate to bid? the film could be cleaned up, restored and transfered to DVD to preserve it and then used at the ruskin. The bidding is at £400 and the reserve not yet met.

your thoughts would be welcome.

neil
Neil - I would be interested.
Keith
by KW Mitchell
Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 523932

Re: Technical Talk

Herewith a couple of references I've dug up: The Man Behind The Mask (Tremayne) P. 118 - refers to a conversation between DMC and Bill Coley:- ' The first real deal I did with Donald was to sell him four thousand ping-pong balls for Bluebird K4, for buoyancy.' Leap Into Legend (Holter) P.145 - descr...
by KW Mitchell
Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1090
Views: 604650

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

The crucial element of this futuristic design is the addition of a horizontal stabiliser on the tailfin. All hydroplane designs of this type require it to remain unconditionally stable at speeds exceeding 300mph cf Ken Warby's ' Spirit-----'. As I think I may have mentioned previously, K7 could have...
by KW Mitchell
Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pilot for Bluebird
Replies: 24
Views: 17805

Re: Pilot for Bluebird

------ I often wonder whether people would be asking the same question if we were rebuilding the last surviving example of some hugely historic aircraft... A relevant example occurs in the aviation world; Vulcan XH558 is currently displayed by the hugely experienced Martin Withers, pilot of Vulcan ...
by KW Mitchell
Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: cine film of bluebird
Replies: 3
Views: 3974

Re: cine film of bluebird

I have cinefilm taken in 1967 by my father of Campbell and Bluebird testing on the lake,in colour some good close up shots ,I would like them to go to Gina if poss,can anyone help me on that? I don't know whether it's appropriate, but might I ask if it would be possible to have this film copied to ...
by KW Mitchell
Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Control Run Components
Replies: 17
Views: 12733

Re: Control Run Components

A suggestion: contact North East Aircraft Museum at Sunderland. They have several jet aircraft of the early 50's era and I would be surprised if one of the guys down there doesn't know what they are. No promises but they might even have some bits you can use ----------. http://www.neam.org.uk/defaul...