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by Russ
Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Orpheus Conversion/Lip Thickening
Replies: 25
Views: 20046

Re: Orpheus Conversion/Lip Thickening

There has been some discussion regarding the need to thicken the intake lip for the Orpheus conversion for 66/67 Apologies if I've missed the discussion elsewhere on the forum, but what was the conclusion about the need for the lip thickening? Without knowing anything other than quote above, then w...
by Russ
Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo
Replies: 194
Views: 194873

Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel

Yup, the polite response is to respectfully disagree with the comments expressed at the end of the video, and also to note that, where possible, bodies are recovered for a ceremony of remembrance and closure appropriate to the beliefs of families left behind. That is what has happened here, just as ...
by Russ
Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1180984

Re: Pic of the Day

Guys, Before we all get caught up with the progress as you complete the re-build, can we just note todays Pic of the Day (19/08/09). It shows the floors back on from the front to past half way and including the cockpit floor. Contrast this photo with the state of the metal when you started, and what...
by Russ
Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: BBP Diary
Replies: 363
Views: 256218

Re: Diary update?

Thanks for the update, the before and after shots are just so impressive. K7 is a testament not only to the original design and build, but to the present team's expertise too. Coming from a family of pattern-makers and steelmen, I can appreciate the depth of sheer engineering know-how and craft that...
by Russ
Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: RHS Show Tatton Park
Replies: 10
Views: 8974

Re: RHS Show Tatton Park

And who writes the captions?

"Gina Campbell holds the teddy bear mascot of her husband Donald...."
by Russ
Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: So, what did Bluebird sound like?
Replies: 30
Views: 22966

Re: So, what did Bluebird sound like?

6:30 is pretty astonishing too!

And to think that they got paid for having that much fun.
by Russ
Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Mail on Sunday
Replies: 23
Views: 14880

Re: Mail on Sunday

Surely the only point of rebuilding Bluebird is to fulfil Campbell's dream or keep it as a stationary exhibit. Piddling about Coniston at 100mph is neither here nor there I think we've just found the driver for the first run at Coniston. Piddling about at 100mph in a boat that displayed so tragical...
by Russ
Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Active support at Coniston
Replies: 99
Views: 59173

Re: Active support at Coniston 2010

Oops, sorry guys. When I posted about asking the Bloodhound front men to drive Bluebird I made the newcomer's mistake of not reading all the site before starting to comment. Now that I have read more I realise, with embarrassment, that the 10 mph ban has already been successfully argued against. So,...
by Russ
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Active support at Coniston
Replies: 99
Views: 59173

Re: Active support at Coniston 2010

speedboatstuart, I think your suggestion of asking Andy Green to drive K7 is a good one. Yes, he and the rest of the Bloodhound SSC are incredibly busy with their project, but there is such a shared history of endeavour, challenge and national pride between the Bluebirds and Richard Nobles' efforts ...
by Russ
Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Active support at Coniston
Replies: 99
Views: 59173

Re: Active support at Coniston 2010

Drewski,

I agree, the Red Arrows would be a wonderful sight. Unfortunately, they don't fly displays between October and April as they are training up the new pilots. Each year they lose three pilots and gain three, so they need a closed season for training. Shame.