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by Engine 711
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 402173

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

Before I go, the best news is that there is now an Event Officer in post for the Bluebird Heritage Festival, looking forward to meeting her/him and knowing their name :o . That must be positive. Had to look up 'Bluebird Heritage Festival', though..... Interesting to see how little Google finds if y...
by Engine 711
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 402173

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

Well said, @cumbria1. In many things, it can help to define before doing something, what Success looks like. I would say that K7 working first time and getting straight up on her points, was certainly success - perhaps beyond the BBP teams wildest dreams...? The 66/67 experience did not suggest that...
by Engine 711
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What is the ...
Replies: 6
Views: 6420

Re: What is the ...

Richie wrote: Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:20 pm

There are two footballs on top of the engine, these are two high pressure spheres which contain onboard air to start the engine.
These are quite a lot bigger than a Football - and a lot heavier, I would say..... :D
by Engine 711
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 237
Views: 179661

Re: Isle of Bute

Found this via Faceb**??? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ech1XaunGdY

Quite Nice... ;)
by Engine 711
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 402173

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

Any comments...? (on the BBC piece) Well, yes. Pretty average modern piece of journalism, which any British Tabloid might have done. Had hoped for better from the BBC, but clearly not. Quite obvious attempt to play off what they (BBC) see as opposing factions - the BBP vs Coniston (as the Ruskin Mus...
by Engine 711
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 237
Views: 179661

Re: Isle of Bute

Great to see Bluebird here in The Clyde, viewing her in The Lakes I never imagined such a treat so close to my home. Dearly want to see her in/on Loch Fad asap, this is Saturday 11th......only just got clearance from admin to view this board.....may I see her today or Sunday at all? Kind wished for...
by Engine 711
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 237
Views: 179661

Re: Isle of Bute

Max speed recorded was a totally effortless 157mph but there just isn't enough loch. The boat needs to be quite high on her wedges to keep her belly from slapping down and that means too much speed. We have learned a great deal so we've made the call that there's to be no more high speed runs. Ted ...
by Engine 711
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 237
Views: 179661

Re: Isle of Bute

Interesting to think, that there is now way more video of K7 running, there there ever was before, until she went to Bute.... :) As an engineer, I found it fascinating to watch how K7 gets up on the plane, from stationary. I had read that DMC used the rudder to help with this, I think....? Not sure ...
by Engine 711
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 237
Views: 179661

Re: Isle of Bute

Loch Fad vids seem to be here, on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt4TOP ... 0nIE7Gkflw

All fabulous. Great sight..! Again - Well Done To All...!

:D
by Engine 711
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The One Show
Replies: 22
Views: 23432

Re: The One Show

Not The One Show, admittedly, but you've 24 hours to catch this from BBC North West Tonight from 16mins 55 secs https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bdg1j3/north-west-tonight-evening-news-08082018 Quote: 'The Lake District Park Authority would like to see Bluebird return to her spiritual home on...