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by mtskull
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 232
Views: 25083

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

"I would suggest at this stage you need to think about noise emissions (in decibels Db) from Bluebird, the size of any wash and the distance it maintains its integrity over flat water (this is relevant to lakeshore impact Ye Gods! Leaving aside the fact that all this could have been done and dusted...
by mtskull
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1051
Views: 211106

Re: Technical Talk

Note: if this topic upsets or offends anyone, please delete I was looking through some of the crash footage earlier today (yes I am that sad). When I saw something puzzling & intriguing. Just after the large splash of Bluebird entering the water, there were two smaller splashes. It doesn’t take a g...
by mtskull
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1248
Views: 251739

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Whoops, pressed "reply with quote" instead of "edit".
by mtskull
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1248
Views: 251739

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

[The 'idea' of two viper jets mounted on a boat has been the outright WSR craft design route of Alan Sabberton from Norfolk since his project started]. I thought, 'who?' but then realised, I'd seen this before- http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/hoveton-man-aiming-to-break-water-speed-record-from-his-shed...
by mtskull
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1248
Views: 251739

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Having read a little more of the Longbow back story, it would appear that a large part of the rationale behind the twin Viper setup is that Vipers were available and they couldn't find a suitable Orpheus. Lots of RB 199's currently for sale though; oodles of thrust and still 300kg lighter than two V...
by mtskull
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1248
Views: 251739

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Hadn't realised that this was running TWO Viper engines... https://www.jet-hydroplane.uk/september-2018-update/ It would be interesting to know the rationale behind that "ballsy" design decision. Installed in an aircraft, twin engines add reliability; if one stops, you can keep on flying. Installed...
by mtskull
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 35245

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

The Beaufighter is a rare bird indeed. Anyone who'd like to see one without diving off Malta can do so at Scotland's National Museum of Flight, at East Fortune airfield near Edinburgh. Nigel There's also a nice one in the sea off Naxos, so I understand; right side up and all there. Must dive that o...
by mtskull
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 232
Views: 25083

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

1. K7 suffered a hydroplane blow over- many have since and no doubt will again. 2. It blew over because the bows lifted allowing air underneath the front and when that happened nothing was going to stop the blow over. 3. The bows lifted because she was unstable. Going too fast. With respect, if we'...
by mtskull
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston - Spiritual Home?
Replies: 38
Views: 3008

Re: Coniston - Spiritual Home?

Richie wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:46 am
And with that all said, there remains only one final question !

“Describe your perfect Tuesday”
Not on a family forum...... ;)
by mtskull
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 232
Views: 25083

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Any comments? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-45194976 Please folks, don't be wound up by somebody attempting to create a story out of nothing. If you look at the highly selective quotes from various parties, you will find nothing that hasn't already been said before; in particular, I...