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by f1steveuk
Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 8596

Re: Donald Campbell Photos

The date makes perfect sense, I thought as much drom the cars in the car park. CN7 would have been either some sketches or early drawings, but Ken Norris did have some large scale fibreglass models of CN7 (which split around the waist) to try various layouts, chassis', drive trains etc, maybe this w...
by f1steveuk
Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Queen & Ace of Spades
Replies: 9
Views: 6250

Re: Queen & Ace of Spades

The story was that DC was playing patience, so who ever was "involved " in the game sounds a touch dodgy!

Leo told me Donald told him it had happened, but that he himself didn't see it. He also told me he told Donald, "well if you did, you'd better not run, that's if you believe that @#*[email protected]!"
by f1steveuk
Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird K7, the "New" tail fin & Balance point query
Replies: 25
Views: 14850

Re: Bluebird K7, the "New" tail fin & Balance point query

if the basics are wrong, I don't waste my time! So hows about a joint effort to write a correct series of pages in a better manner and get the stuff up on the web ? I can handle page design if you can handle the text. or.......................................................maybe not. Just an idea ...
by f1steveuk
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird K7, the "New" tail fin & Balance point query
Replies: 25
Views: 14850

Re: Bluebird K7, the "New" tail fin & Balance point query

I think, and stress think, it was done as part of the Bluebird Supporters Club, which has Don Wales in, amongst others, but that doesn't mean to say they have read it! Two cock ups like the ones are saw are enough for me, if the basics are wrong, I don't waste my time!
by f1steveuk
Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 8596

Re: Donald Campbell Photos

Then I'd suggest he was looking to get the Fireball built there. Wasn't the prototype Jetstar wood? But production ones were Fibreglass, but these pictures appear to be late 50s, so it's a bit previous for those anyway. Only fibreglass I can think of on CN7 was the rebuild canopy cover, and the late...
by f1steveuk
Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird K7, the "New" tail fin & Balance point query
Replies: 25
Views: 14850

Re: Bluebird K7, the "New" tail fin & Balance point query

I randomly clicked on a subject, an article, scrolled down and read the first line I saw "Bluebird K3 was built around a central ali' beam" or some such, which should read " Blue Bird K3 was built around a central armature of Canadian Rock Elm and five ply wood". Next was that Du Cane designed Blueb...
by f1steveuk
Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird K7, the "New" tail fin & Balance point query
Replies: 25
Views: 14850

Re: Bluebird K7, the "New" tail fin & Balance point query

You'd be surprised how many people who work in F1 simply don't understand it!
Still I used ALL of their facilties when I wrote Leap into Legend so I owe them a bit!!

I just had a look at the site linked, "some minor inaccuracies", well the bit I read was WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY away from the truth!!
by f1steveuk
Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird K7, the "New" tail fin & Balance point query
Replies: 25
Views: 14850

Re: Bluebird K7, the "New" tail fin & Balance point query

thunderer wrote:
klingon wrote: so thanks for that f1steveuk. As an aside, i take it you like formula 1 ??
A user name given to me when I worked in F1. Liked it when there were proper cars and "racing", not so certain now!
by f1steveuk
Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: So, what did Bluebird sound like?
Replies: 30
Views: 20089

Re: So, what did Bluebird sound like?

Mike Bull wrote:However, apparently Dr Lecter's family were appalled at his portrayal of their dear Hannibal! :lol:

"Nothing like him! they said, "he never ate with his mouth open"
by f1steveuk
Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 8596

Re: Donald Campbell Photos

I think that period, and knowing how Jetstar came about, it's more likely that Donald was there to dicuss the Fireball, and having seen the pictures on the link, there's a hull there that looks very much like a Fireball.