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by Malcolm Ops
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 171
Views: 59188

Re: Return to the Water

Having recently drafted a lengthy document summarising the Coniston Water Byelaw process and the timing of the Proving Trial and because I am one of the Bluebird Project (BBP) representatives on the Parish Council Event Working Group formed in 2016 I will try to set out clearly why we have arrived a...
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1061
Views: 360389

Re: Technical Talk

One thing it did demonstrate, and I don't mean this to be be in any way disrespectful to our visitors who worked like devils at whatever we tasked them with, is that it did properly show what a polished and professional team of regulars we have in the workshop. We don't have to speak - everyone kno...
by Malcolm Ops
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1061
Views: 360389

Re: Technical Talk

My annual visit to the workshop coincided with this task. Whilst I learnt something about 'choccie' sauce mixing; cricket catching skills required at the changeover of tube time; spreading the brown stuff into the countersinks; setting rivets along the central join line; how John likes a clean floor...
by Malcolm Ops
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1267
Views: 417606

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

There is an update from the 'Longbow' jet boat team. In excess of 6500 words it says on FB :roll: Much is interesting. It mentions BBP and David Tremayne - DUO STAY GOLD. https://www.jet-hydroplane.uk/
by Malcolm Ops
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: David Tremayne's Stay Gold
Replies: 26
Views: 15088

Re: David Tremayne's Stay Gold

How many chute deployments with a significant crosswind component ? Without run data from every jet car exhibition driver that question is impossible to answer. I would suspect that those who are being paid to run at an event as the brought in exhibition 'act' may have chanced their arm to make a r...
by Malcolm Ops
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: David Tremayne's Stay Gold
Replies: 26
Views: 15088

Re: David Tremayne's Stay Gold

The highest one way speeds so far recorded in the UK for jet cars are as follows (these are not records):- average for flying start 1/4 mile - 329.110 mph average for flying start kilometre - 316.756 mph average for flying start 500m - 331.592 mph MSA National land speed records are 1/4 mile - 300.3...
by Malcolm Ops
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: David Tremayne's Stay Gold
Replies: 26
Views: 15088

Re: David Tremayne's Stay Gold

The average speed recorded by the UKTA through the 500m trap was 275.260 mph.
by Malcolm Ops
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: David Tremayne's Stay Gold
Replies: 26
Views: 15088

Re: David Tremayne's Stay Gold

But at what speeds ? The world of drag racing has speed limits for most jet cars however all, including funny cars, can go to 320/330 when called for in the 1/4 mile. The speed of a UK landspeed jet car, even on Elvington, will need to be in the 330 mph range or even higher. The standing mile jet c...
by Malcolm Ops
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: David Tremayne's Stay Gold
Replies: 26
Views: 15088

Re: David Tremayne's Stay Gold

The runway at Elvington is a 'standard' 3km length. If the timing trap (500m in the case of August) is set in the centre to allow for two way running the distance available to stop, without going past the end of the runway which is never recommended) is 1250 metre or about 3/4 mile. This data and th...
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird K7 Bye Law amendments
Replies: 84
Views: 50545

Re: Bluebird K7 Bye Law amendments

Not that I'm cynical in any way. :lol: It is to be hoped that as UNESCO have agreed that the Lake District has been shaped by "industry", then the setting of World Records on various lakes and waters will be hailed as part of the areas heritage. [Totally unconnected Coniston villagers are having th...