Renegadenemo wrote:With or without talc?
Most definitely without! The mess was horrendous, though the workshop did smell nice.
I know that in order to get the K7 onto her planing points he turned the wheel to the left and jabbed the water brake.
Renegadenemo wrote:I know that in order to get the K7 onto her planing points he turned the wheel to the left and jabbed the water brake.
Not sure about jabbing the water brake and turning left - I've often wondered whether this was untried or mixed up when it was written.
Certainly turning left with the Beryl engine ought to have lifted the front of the boat due to the gyroscopic precession of the engine but, (assuming the info I have about the Beryl's direction of rotation is correct) the Orph' spun the other way and either way, turning left with the Orph' installed would depress the nose - we know which way an Orph' spins.
This, of course, would have the opposite effect when turning right and we know that on the final run, Donald started further east than he was comfy with and had to head back to the centre of the lake and make right-hand steering inputs at very high speed to get back on track.
Jabbing at the water brake would, I suspect, do no more than pull the nose down if it had any effect at all at such low speeds so we may be seeing a bit of Campbell the showman there.
The term 'brake' is to indicate backing out of the throttle,
So basically in flying parlance he did a bunt to get k7 up on the plane?
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