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Re: Quicksilver

Post by polo » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:34 pm

Nigel, sorry to come in late re the rain-x discussion but I've been away.
I remember another person commenting on the design of rain-x, its balance and the fact that no aerodynamic testing had taken place on her..Ken Warby!
If memory serves me correctly Ken also warned him to do the tests before going further with his trials.
And to add to the story, the rumours re the men in black from the government wanting to speak to Craig about some matter which may have driven Craig's project along faster than he wanted/ intended to do and may have had an influence on his decision to push the boat and get the record before matters out of his control stopped him. Food for thought?

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Post by quicksilver-wsr » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:42 pm

Many thanks, Bill - it would be a fantastic picture to set up!

It is something I thought about in the distant past, but in the day-to-day grind of edging our project forward, nice ideas like that get pushed to the background.

You guys will certainly get your boat on the water before Quicksilver. Once you have accomplished that you might find yourselves in the position of looking for further photo-opportunities and other ways you can "leverage" all your hard work. By that point, we should have Quicksilver looking respectable enough to stand in the same frame as Bluebird.

"Polo", time is tight for me today but what I will say is that there were obvious stability issues with Rain-X well before the fatal crash. It is a tragedy that a young man should die like that.

Ken Norris discussed that crash with me a lot and we looked at film of previous runs Craig had made in that boat. I will mention a few of the things he said in a new post soon.

As for the rumours of "men in black", I'm not a great one for conspiracy theories. I've not heard those stories and so can't comment. What is indisputable is that Rain-X exhibited severe instability in the runs leading up to the crash. It wasn't really a wise course of action to continue without getting to the bottom of that and putting it right before pushing on to higher speeds.

I suspect that the problem could not have been put right.

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Post by lsrdatabase » Sat May 01, 2010 12:56 am

Hi all,

The info I received from the States about Lee Taylor, also had quite a lot about Craig Arfons. Can't remember just how much else, but I know Craig's crash is on the tape.

It's all on my site at www.rainbowcoloured.co.uk if anyone is interesed.

Regards to all, Fred

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Post by lsrdatabase » Sat May 01, 2010 1:07 am

lsrdatabase wrote:Hi all,

The info I received from the States about Lee Taylor, also had quite a lot about Craig Arfons. Can't remember just how much else, but I know Craig's crash is on the tape.

It's all on my site at http://www.rainbowcoloured.co.uk if anyone is interesed.

Regards to all, Fred

Sorry folks, it must have been my 'Mr Whoppit's K7 Fund' website it was on. Never mind I'll get it all uploaded as soon as I can onto my new site.

Regards, Fred


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Post by klingon » Sat May 01, 2010 6:53 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:
One last thing, wouldn't it make a great photo - Bluebird and Quicksilver on Coniston Water both basking in their glory on a sunny day!
We can do that... Nigel?
Absolutely impossible!-Sunny Day-Coniston?-that's an oxymoron! :D
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Post by Renegadenemo » Sat May 01, 2010 7:36 pm

It can be sunny when it's raining... I've seen it.
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

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Post by quicksilver-wsr » Sun May 02, 2010 12:13 am

Renegadenemo wrote:It can be sunny when it's raining... I've seen it.
I love it! This is called optimism.

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Post by klingon » Sun May 02, 2010 12:24 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:It can be sunny when it's raining... I've seen it.
Thats called April showers Bill- :roll:
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Post by quicksilver-wsr » Sun May 02, 2010 1:36 pm

“There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”

John Ruskin, 1819-1900

Depends where you're sitting, I suppose.

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Post by Piston Broke » Sun May 02, 2010 2:25 pm

quicksilver-wsr wrote:“There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”

John Ruskin, 1819-1900

Depends where you're sitting, I suppose.


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