orgster1 wrote:Are the intentions to actually get this 777 thing on the plane anytime soon or is it just an exercise in parading it around
That's unfair. I'm sure the team must have intentions of getting it to plane and run at speed, but you can't expect them to go out there straight away and do just that. I'm sure even Donald Campbell's Bluebird K7 will wallow and flounder about a bit for a while as she re-finds her feet, so you can't expect anything different from a totally new craft either.
Regarding today's press release- which certain Type IIs and IIIs should be reminded has been instigated by the Campbells and not ourselves- I am very pleased that this statement has been made and released to the media at large, to make it emphatically clear that the Campbell family reject any and all implied association with this poor halfway house of a craft. If the owner's of it had any shred of decency now, they would retire from Coniston, take another year to get it working correctly, give the thing a whole new look and a proper identity of it's own, and try again.