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by mtskull
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1086
Views: 494323

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: 1086
Views: 494323

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: 142
Views: 89339

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: 624
Views: 205908

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: 31
Views: 13386

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: 624
Views: 205908

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...
by mtskull
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The One Show
Replies: 22
Views: 14750

Re: The One Show

After watching the one show all I can say is WOW!!! K7 literally jumped up onto her planing shoes and fairly flew along the lake. Bill and everyone else on the team, a MASSIVE well done! All of the hard work and years of passion, not to mention your bloody mindedness never to be beaten, really show...
by mtskull
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Across The Lake
Replies: 146
Views: 102495

Re: Across The Lake

I think you will find that Sir Stirling Moss is very much still with us......
by mtskull
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames
Replies: 18
Views: 11159

Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Richie wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:15 am
Meteor engines “YUMMY” as used in the Cromwell and Comet / Centaur tanks.

Pretty much a none supercharged merlin !


Lovely sound the V12 !
I think you will find that a Centaur with a Meteor engine is a Cromwell; Centaurs used a Liberty V12.
Still yummy though... 👍
by mtskull
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 99
Views: 74850

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

Renegadenemo wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:43 am
I suggested to the crew a few times that we build a replica Crusader as a follow on project it alas, no takers.
Shame. This might have made a good starting point:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/De-Havilland ... 1642171693