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by Richie
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread
Replies: 125
Views: 31239

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

What you doing on a Saturday morning, before “shop”

I may be getting my first go on a breather this weekend !
by Richie
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 896
Views: 181182

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

I think we derailed this thread... not a bad thing though :lol: Jfromjags. Have you thought about fitting FPV to your boats ? That’d be amazing, onboard views as it’s happening. I am guessing you also have some pretty steep pitched props fitted too.. My old man used to race powerboats back in the da...
by Richie
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 37324

Re: Isle of Bute

I would advocate that we need the boys and Sally / dive team to get some tank time during the winter months... drill drill and drill some more, submersions, inverted submersions and so on. If we’re gonna do it, lets try and be the best we can be :) we were ok on Bute but I reckon we need to polish w...
by Richie
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 17640

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

‘Twas just a thought Gruber.
by Richie
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 37324

Re: Isle of Bute

My only thing with Bute is, it isn’t long enough for us to push the boat on a bit and learn more about her, unless we are happy to cap at 130mph ? I can’t imagine in all fairness why there would be any need to go faster than that, thinking about it.
by Richie
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 17640

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

On the venue front, what about Holme Pierrepont in Nottingham ?

2 miles of shallow man made venue ? Used to race hydroplanes there I believe ?

Loads of infrastructure for crowds
by Richie
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 37324

Re: Isle of Bute

Hopefully Coniston and the Ruskin will make contact and give us a clear indication of where we stand for the next 12 months or so... out of profesional courtesy of course.

Have you had ANYTHING at all from either party since we got back From Bute Bill ?
by Richie
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 896
Views: 181182

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

Cool ! Running brushless, EDF, or turbine ?
by Richie
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 17640

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

He is lying about the dictionary being an Oxford.....it is a Geordie translation dictionary !
by Richie
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 17640

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

Agreed, but then that may render me a sycophant.

It’s a conundrum that’s for sure !