Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo

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Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel

Post by Richie » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:08 pm

inspirational.....nuff said liked the end sequence, nice touch Mike
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Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel

Post by mtskull » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:13 pm

All good inspiring stuff!
On a slightly different subject, I notice that the short clip "Impact" is still up on YouTube, purporting to demonstrate the boat rolling left just prior to hitting the water.
Now, I don't wish to re-open old controversy but as it has long since been established that this piece of archive footage is a "mirror image", might the interests of historical accuracy be better served by taking it down or at least re-editing so that it is the correct way round? :?
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Post by Terminator » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:41 pm

Hi Alain
On re reading the thread and my posting on Tuesday at 4.11pm, Of course I was referring to protecting the Crown Jewels old chap with my other hand. :shock: Funny how things read sometimes :lol:

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Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel

Post by DWC21 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:03 am

Very nice video Mike.

From a 27 year old Bluebird fanatic, who's probably responsible for a vast proportion of the hits on this website. I've been following this project since I was 16 and been a fan of the Bluebird since I was a wee lad and was told about Bluebird while fishing for char on Coniston with my dad.

A fantastic job so far chaps.

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Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel

Post by Mike Bull » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:08 am

mtskull wrote:All good inspiring stuff!
On a slightly different subject, I notice that the short clip "Impact" is still up on YouTube, purporting to demonstrate the boat rolling left just prior to hitting the water.
Now, I don't wish to re-open old controversy but as it has long since been established that this piece of archive footage is a "mirror image", might the interests of historical accuracy be better served by taking it down or at least re-editing so that it is the correct way round? :?
Quite right! This has long needed amending actually, and I've got something in progress now you've reminded us.

There's no controversy- it's becoming pretty well established now (amongst those that haven't got their fingers in their ears going 'la la la' anyway!) that the boat impacted while in a roll to the left. Remember we're only talking less than the time it takes to snap your fingers here though- in many ways the very slow motion of the computer graphic we had made by Sky News works against us, in that although you're seeing (broadly) how the boat hit the water for the first time, it just doesn't seem 'right'.

Once again...the boat was rolling left at the very last- the tip of the left sponson touched first by a fraction, slamming the front spar level, out of the nose, and away through the air. The remaining front end structure was impacted and destroyed from left to right, while the main hull continued it's left roll, which combined with a big gulp of Coniston down the left hand air intake, tripped her over into the final cartwheel.

Again- all in about the time it takes to snap your fingers. And yet I always imagine that the somersault before impact might have felt like an eternity to Donald, and I've always thought that the final grunt you hear was him bracing himself for what he saw coming... :(

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Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel

Post by Mike Bull » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:59 pm

:oops:

There will now follow a red cheeked, shuffling feet, extremely humble appeal from the air intakes department. (Me)



Thanks.

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Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel

Post by Dominic Owen » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:12 pm

"For want of a battle, the horse was nailed..." [Pvt. Baldrick]
:(

All I can say is that if I had so much as a penny to spare at the moment, it would be heading your way. Hopefully there's a Euro-millions winner out there who sees this and shares that sentiment...
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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:43 pm

A quick note about donations... naturally we gratefully receive any donations and stick rigidly to our promise that all the money goes into the boat.
And then we also like to write to all our donors on a nice crisp sheet of BBP headed paper thanking them in person whether they give us 10p or 10 quid.
Unfortunately, what all too often happens is that PayPal has no postal address listed so we can't write and I imagine that feels like sending a donation and feeling like it's been snaffled and no one cares two hoots. There's often an email address there so we can mail asking for a postal address but that's a hitty-missy way to be going on too.

So, if you're kind enough to buy us a few rivets please mail or PM us with your postal address so we can thank you properly.
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Post by alslad » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:42 am

Renegadenemo wrote:A quick note about donations... naturally we gratefully receive any donations and stick rigidly to our promise that all the money goes into the boat.
And then we also like to write to all our donors on a nice crisp sheet of BBP headed paper thanking them in person whether they give us 10p or 10 quid.
Unfortunately, what all too often happens is that PayPal has no postal address listed so we can't write and I imagine that feels like sending a donation and feeling like it's been snaffled and no one cares two hoots. There's often an email address there so we can mail asking for a postal address but that's a hitty-missy way to be going on too.

So, if you're kind enough to buy us a few rivets please mail or PM us with your postal address so we can thank you properly.
Ahhh that explains things..

I had a wee rant a few weeks back on the forum (probably labelled a typeII for it at the time!) when I took exception to a comment Mike made about 'hangers on' coming out of the woodwork when the old girl has a day out to wet her bum. This was part fuelled by single malt, but also by the fact I had made a couple of donations via PayPal and got no acknowledgement bar the automated email confirming payment.

Stuck this month due to a heavy MOT bill and a landmark birthday for my two youngest (twins), but will shove what I can spare your way next month..

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Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel

Post by mtskull » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:12 am

Renegadenemo wrote: we also like to write to all our donors on a nice crisp sheet of BBP headed paper thanking them in person whether they give us 10p or 10 quid.
Don't worry about that, save the price of the stamp and buy another rivet. Just be kind when I come knocking on the door volunteering to sweep the floor and make the tea..... ;)
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