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by rob565uk
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's Road Cars
Replies: 36
Views: 28958

Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

The forerunner of the mighty AC Cobra. When I can no longer ride motorcycles, I plan to have one of those [.]


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by rob565uk
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1267
Views: 415331

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Mike Bull wrote:Rosco is having some bother-
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I have been following this on Rosco's site For some time as it has unfolded. This latest development looks like a potential show-stopper, but Rosco is made of pretty stern stuff and I hope may find a way round it.


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by rob565uk
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1060
Views: 358369

Re: Technical Talk

It's good old analogue, electro-mechanical simplicity at its best really!


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by rob565uk
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1060
Views: 358369

Re: Technical Talk

Thanks for the input Rob, I'm not that up on how that is done but doesn't it need to be converted from your DC battery to a AC signal somehow to 'shake' through the coils to keep them contiuous? (Those rebuilds by Mr Hares are beautiful). Thanks all for taking the time with me I really do appreciat...
by rob565uk
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1060
Views: 358369

Technical Talk

Once again, many thanks! I get it all so much clearer now. I thinks it's fantastic that the boat would be close-on competitive today with the speeds achieved in those days before digital control of engine, boat systems and CAD modelling. It's designed the old way, through intelligence, experience &...
by rob565uk
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1060
Views: 358369

Re: Technical Talk

The aircraft uses a DC generator driven from the engine gearbox as is the hyd pump. The electrical system on the boat only powers the boost pumps and igniters so for the shore durations expected on record runs it's more than adequate. The on board batteries are 75 Ah rated and in theory could power...
by rob565uk
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: BBP Diary
Replies: 445
Views: 167325

Re: BBP Diary

And very good it is too [.][.]


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by rob565uk
Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo
Replies: 288
Views: 142625

Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo

I remember realizing I was walking into the shot and decided to back out but didn't realise Bill nearly chinned me :-)


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by rob565uk
Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1060
Views: 358369

Re: Technical Talk

Mike Bull wrote:We've made page 5 of The Times today :D
Great stuff, especially if it increases our supporter base and level of donations


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by rob565uk
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1060
Views: 358369

Re: Technical Talk

Engineering also defines special factors, such as the IFF or Infinitesimal Fudge Factor. This is not a constant, but a variable quantity which, when added to an otherwise incorrect measurement or quantity, provides the necessary correction.


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