Search found 1099 matches

by quicksilver-wsr
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 292900

Re: Quicksilver

I'd like to see the pic in question but as I would rather stick pins in my eyes than venture near Facebollocks maybe someone could let me have a peek on here? It's not my pic, and I'd not seen it myself before last night. Someone else will have to post it, if they have a care to. There is a similar...
by quicksilver-wsr
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 292900

Re: Quicksilver

With respect, Bill, it can never be an innocent question when it comes from someone with a history of mindlessly berating our project. It is always going to be a loaded question when it comes from that idiot-mindset. I am very reasonable with people who have genuine questions, or comments, along the...
by quicksilver-wsr
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 292900

Re: Quicksilver

I've seen your posts elsewhere in the past. "Quicksinker is dead and buried" - that type of thing.

If you expect some respect, show some first.

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 292900

Re: Quicksilver

Nice photo posted on Facebook of the project. Is what we see real or mock up for demo purposes? You seriously need to get a life. The only part that's a mock-up there is the stern section. The photo was taken back in 2014. We've obviously done more since that time. I could explain in greater detail...
by quicksilver-wsr
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Did you ever use those switches I sent to you?
Replies: 14
Views: 6873

Re: Did you ever use those switches I sent to you?

The trouble with forums/texts/e-mails is there's no intonation/little or no scope for subtlety of expression.

Result? A national epidemic of second-rate communication.

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 149693

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

There's no criticism from me of the questions arising from your original post, Mark. But it's the timing that's wrong - in that the BBP have been massively committed elsewhere to something that is central to the whole project: namely, running the boat to prove that the restoration was successful in ...
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 149693

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

I agree with Mike on this one. It's the common-sense thing to do. The BBP has been doing a brilliant job on Bute and it's very unreasonable of anyone to expect them to field the questions being put on here and in parts of the media at this time. Getting the boat safety back to base has surely got to...
by quicksilver-wsr
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 99
Views: 61143

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

As I mentioned the last time this subject came up, a few years ago, a heavily-armed the TSR2 could carry up to 1,000 gallons of fuel externally , too. Although the tank, or tanks, were jettisonable, the carriage of additional fuel externally inevitably brought certain operational constraints - but t...
by quicksilver-wsr
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 99
Views: 61143

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

There was also some curious and (I thought) rather heavy design of the outer skins with inner skins attached that were designed to fit snugly into the gaps in the frame. PDS had a selection of these prototype panels and, whereas the frame was made with great accuracy, the fabricated skin panels wer...
by quicksilver-wsr
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 99
Views: 61143

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

If you look at K7 it's no more than brute force and ignorance made to float then bullied into working. I have no doubt that the brute force and ignorance four pointer would have got the job done. There's got to be something about the hull(s) that make it want to go up instead of down when power is ...