Re: Technical Talk
Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:23 pm
If there was only someone with a spare RS chassis....
Made the canopy frame then moved on because we had to take the air intakes off so that put a stop to canopy work - but it's well advanced and we'll get back to it soon as the intakes go back on.What happened with the canopy? Last time i was on nights you were fabricating a plug????
I am currently 3000 miles away from my copy but I'll get on it as soon as I get home on Thursday.Renegadenemo wrote: ↑Tue May 23, 2017 11:09 amNot technical talk as such, but does anyone have a copy of The Record Breakers by Leo? I can't seem to find mine but I know that somewhere in the back there's a reference to K7 resting in 140ft of water. Any chance someone can dig that out and quote it for me? It's for a little writing project I have going on.
N.By now we were under way. ‘For God’s sake go slowly, Rob,’ I shouted. I was scared that Donald would surface and get caught up in our propeller. We spotted his helmet and made for it, thinking it was the Skip-per. The empty helmet was lifted on board. Then, in turn, we found his life-jacket, boots, socks, gloves, and finally his mascot, Mr Whoppit.
We stood by on that lake for over two and a half hours, hoping against hope. The shattered seat cushion, his head rest, the air bottle which had served his breathing mask all bobbed up to the surface. The two forward sponsons, shorn of their top fairings, floated listlessly among the dozens of polythene air bags that had been released from the shattered hull now lying 140 feet below us.
Still we stood to, staring blankly at the surface of the water, unconsciously picking up things as they floated to the surface. Still, absurdly, hoping, hoping ...