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by f1steveuk
Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Another NEW LSR Project! 'Silver Bullet'
Replies: 7
Views: 5093

Re: Another NEW LSR Project! 'Silver Bullet'

There was a "rumour" and at least one picture, that suggested Silver Bullet remained in the scrap yard for many years. The engines would have been of interest to someone, but, like Whitehawk, we may never know.....................................
by f1steveuk
Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Another NEW LSR Project! 'Silver Bullet'
Replies: 7
Views: 5093

Re: Another NEW LSR Project! 'Silver Bullet'

Ah, but was Silver Bullet scrapped???
by f1steveuk
Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Canopy
Replies: 16
Views: 8971

Re: Canopy

The first time I ever saw the original flat windscreen, and the curved spalsh shieds, and a few other bits of historic perspex, it was in Leo's back garden, with cucumbers underneath, bless him!
by f1steveuk
Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 404
Views: 181443

Re: Looking Back In Time- Archive Bluebird Photos

I couldn't possibly comment!

DdL was very kind allowing me to use many of Leo's pictures (I've known the old bugger for quite some time mind you!), but the 3d ones, you just HAVE to see through a proper viewer STUNNING!!!

Nothing to forgive Neil!!
by f1steveuk
Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 404
Views: 181443

Re: Looking Back In Time- Archive Bluebird Photos

I recognise that colour one Neil!!
by f1steveuk
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 391233

Re: What did you do at the weekend?

I have to agree with Fred 100%. The SR/a1 is THE very aircraft Donlad's Beryl came out of, and the sister engine was also on display there. I was very lucky last time I went (to photograph the S6). I had quite a few pictures of the S6 and S6b with me, that the museum hadn't got, so I let them have m...
by f1steveuk
Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 910
Views: 361932

Re: Technical Talk

Anything under the hull, and to do with contact with the water, showing as interupted spray patterns, would be to do with the tramping, or sponson walking, although it's possible, but would require a great deal of acceleration and de-acceleration to show visably in the "rooster tail". Now obviously ...
by f1steveuk
Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 910
Views: 361932

Re: Unwanted Lift?

Plus the later additions of the horizontal elements were put there to break down aero lift and prevent spray ingestion, but Mike is dead right, ken's notes stress that "nothing other than the materials thickness should be visible to the frontal area". K7 (and indeed CN7) were both designed to be aer...
by f1steveuk
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Test Poll- Favourite Donald Campbell Book
Replies: 5
Views: 5499

Re: Test Poll- Favourite Donald Campbell Book

I really must do another version of Leap into Legend, and try and work in Harry Potter, then I'd get some votes !! :mrgreen: There is apparently, somewhere, a manuscript that Leo did of a more Donald biased version of Record Breakers, but never finished as it was all too fresh, that would have been ...
by f1steveuk
Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Test Poll- Favourite Donald Campbell Book
Replies: 5
Views: 5499

Re: Test Poll- Favourite Donald Campbell Book

I went for John Pearson's book, so evocative of the time, and warts and all!