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by mtskull
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The One Show
Replies: 30
Views: 9922

Re: The One Show

After watching the one show all I can say is WOW!!! K7 literally jumped up onto her planing shoes and fairly flew along the lake. Bill and everyone else on the team, a MASSIVE well done! All of the hard work and years of passion, not to mention your bloody mindedness never to be beaten, really show...
by mtskull
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Across The Lake
Replies: 186
Views: 81313

Re: Across The Lake

I think you will find that Sir Stirling Moss is very much still with us......
by mtskull
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames
Replies: 23
Views: 6958

Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Richie wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:15 am
Meteor engines “YUMMY” as used in the Cromwell and Comet / Centaur tanks.

Pretty much a none supercharged merlin !


Lovely sound the V12 !
I think you will find that a Centaur with a Meteor engine is a Cromwell; Centaurs used a Liberty V12.
Still yummy though... 👍
by mtskull
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 107
Views: 54231

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

Renegadenemo wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:43 am
I suggested to the crew a few times that we build a replica Crusader as a follow on project it alas, no takers.
Shame. This might have made a good starting point:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/De-Havilland ... 1642171693
by mtskull
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 171
Views: 48888

Re: Isle of Bute

Exasperating to think of the many places with which Donald Campbell and Bluebird have been associated over the years, where the local populace and authorities would, in all probability, move heaven and earth to host the proving trials. Meanwhile, back at the place with the longest and most famous co...
by mtskull
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 309616

Re: Technical Talk

Can definitely recommend the book 'Not Much of an Engineer' - by (Sir) Stanley Hooker https://www.amazon.co.uk/Not-Much-Engineer-Stanley-Hooker/dp/1853102857 Thanks, I first read this a long time ago and your comment spurred me to read it again. Just as fresh, enlightening and utterly fascinating a...
by mtskull
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: BBP Diary
Replies: 444
Views: 148048

Re: BBP Diary

Excellent diary, documenting meticulous research and painstaking recreation. You answered the question as to the origin of the aircraft wheels before I even had a chance to ask! Now, have you found a source of the correct railway wheels for when you launch the boat from the pier slipway on its retur...
by mtskull
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 309616

Re: Technical Talk

Renegadenemo wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:02 pm
We had a failure with the hyd when the accumulator let go but we can run without that.
Are you sure? The purpose of a hydraulic accumulator, in addition to storing pressure, is to smooth out the pulses from the pump and protect the system from any "hammer blow" effect.
by mtskull
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 758764

Re: Pic of the Day

Renegadenemo wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:21 am
.....once canopy and frame are glued together, annealed and polished it will look stunning.
It looks stunning already, Bill.
Did you have a spare canopy made while you were at it?
by mtskull
Tue May 22, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 309616

Re: Technical Talk

Richie wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 1:12 pm
but in answer to the question, the thing on the fin is still a pitot tube :D
Or to be precise, a pitot/static tube.