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by quicksilver-wsr
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 107
Views: 48365

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

Perhaps I didn't put my point too well, either - so let me put it another way ... As far as K7 goes, yes, the sponsons weren't ever modified - except made deeper, when the front sponson-arm was lifted. My opening point was that, as far as Quicksilver went, the K7-pattern sponsons were only ever a st...
by quicksilver-wsr
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 107
Views: 48365

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

Ken wanted to call our boat Bluebird and insisted that it was his right, granted in Donald's will, to restore that name where he saw fit. This was something he wouldn't let go and it was one of many frustrating 'battles' I had to wage with him - employing my best diplomacy skills, so as not to upset...
by quicksilver-wsr
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 107
Views: 48365

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

Be my guest, but don't call it Quicksilver . And any drawings you have will be my property, as Ken didn't do any drawings at all. Not one. That was the whole problem. There were calcs aplenty from Ken, and a fair few sketches along the way - plus endless meetings: well over 150 meetings, in fact, wi...
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2973
Views: 661666

Re: Pic of the Day

Terrific POTD today!

Somehow looks twice as good in the sunshine. The best shot yet.

Every good fortune with the Bute exercise.

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 336696

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

One fatality, sadly, according to the information I have.

N.
by quicksilver-wsr
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 336696

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

A significant incident involving the Red Arrows, unfortunately ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-nort ... s-43476222

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Press Release
Replies: 24
Views: 9338

Re: Press Release

Just got back from Newcastle, of all places, to see this news.

Congratulations, team, on reaching this milestone. Must be fantastic to know the hard work is finally giving way to some on-lake action.

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Space, The Final Frontier
Replies: 153
Views: 67920

Re: Space, The Final Frontier

Sorry to see that Bruce McCandless has passed ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42465059 I interviewed him at Houston when he returned from his historic 'jetpack flight'. He didn't make a fuss of it, even though he'd put in a huge amount of work to develop the kit. He'd waited a long, lo...
by quicksilver-wsr
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Space, The Final Frontier
Replies: 153
Views: 67920

Re: Space, The Final Frontier

Presidential proclamations of intent to stage missions to the Moon - and Mars, for that matter - are best taken with a pinch of salt, as they have a tendency to be purely for short-term political advantage. Several presidents past have made such announcements, but there's still no firm plan to go to...
by quicksilver-wsr
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Space, The Final Frontier
Replies: 153
Views: 67920

Re: Space, The Final Frontier

Professor Heinz Wolff has passed ... Space buffs will know him for his association with the Juno project to select and fly the first British astronaut - Helen Sharman - and conduct a meaningful on-orbit science programme. Millions more - self included - will remember him as the quintessential all-ro...