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by Malcolm Ops
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 126
Views: 15462

Re: Isle of Bute

the LDNPA ought to have been crushed out long ago by the juggernaut that Coniston should be driving their way. Just took time out for an interesting exercise, as someone might do the same. The Isle of Bute at about 122 square kilometre (or perhaps kilometres square) would fit over the Grizedale and...
by Malcolm Ops
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2905
Views: 455985

Re: Pic of the Day

I can see the refuelling of the craft will be purely land based, judging by the picture today of Mike and John. Following the lead of DMC, Ted or Stew will not stop to take on fuel after the first pass over Loch Fad.
by Malcolm Ops
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1224
Views: 221616

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Mike Bull wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:34 am
It's either the world's fastest battery powered boat, or it isn't.
At this moment in time

it isn't.
by Malcolm Ops
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1224
Views: 221616

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Williams Advanced Engineering are the division of the Williams empire that provides the power pack and controllers for the Formula E race series, and will do into the next decade. Not a form of motor racing that I will rush off to watch. The reporting of any World Record is to show the public what i...
by Malcolm Ops
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 126
Views: 15462

Re: Isle of Bute

Just to remind everyone that K7 will be on public display at the Bute Highland Games Event on the 11th August (that event is on the King George's Field),she will be moved away from Loch Fad. There you can see Bluebird K7 and Highland Dance and other National activities. (The 12th I am still awaiting...
by Malcolm Ops
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1224
Views: 221616

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

In the Speed Record World the 'why?' question is normally dealt with in the same way as a 'when?' question in restoring a blue boat. The pacing of a bicycle by a motorbike or car has been taking place on tracks ever since the motorised vehicle was available. Probably as a training device for the rid...
by Malcolm Ops
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1224
Views: 221616

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Another person from the Campbell clan. Neil 'Soupy' Campbell rode behind his pace car to a new European speed record on Elvington Airfield. Did two other passes at +134 mph. The record was 127.213 mph set on 1962. Neil is the British. Commonwealth and European speed record holder, with just the Worl...
by Malcolm Ops
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1224
Views: 221616

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

does anyone know what it weighed in at? or what it’s rpm’s were? the picture looks like it’s set up a bit heavy The team witheld technical details, however the battery pack/controller/coolers etc were described as being 320kg in weight (which would have replaced the fuel tank and pump). There are t...
by Malcolm Ops
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 126
Views: 15462

Re: Isle of Bute

Renegadenemo wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:23 pm
Extremely positive time on the island. Can't wait to get there!
You only have 50 sleeps to go.

[But you and the crew didn't really need reminding of that].

Good to hear about the measurement of the ferry. I take it the BBP crew will not be meeting in the hut.
by Malcolm Ops
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1224
Views: 221616

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

The Jaguar Vector boat had a specific record to beat which was achieved by a circuit style boat. There is not much that can be done to the design of an outboard, whatever the 'power head' used. Their major advantage was that the area behind the cockpit could be kept covered to prevent (as far as pra...