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by mtskull
Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: BBP Diary
Replies: 363
Views: 202219

Re: BBP Diary

A very interesting piece about the effects of foreign objects in the eyes! Shards of metal are relatively easy (if uncomfortable) to deal with, especially if you are a hard Geordie. For real discomfort, try a bit of crumbly rust bound together with hot underseal, fired into your face from an oxy-ace...
by mtskull
Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1068616

Re: Pic of the Day

Having read the comments about the alledged condition of K7's fuel system (i.e made out of straw) do you forsee any changes being made to the rebuilt fuel system (for the sake of reliability and safety) or will the fuel system be re-installed as-was on 4th Jan 1967? In point of fact most of the iss...
by mtskull
Sat May 29, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 877
Views: 421783

Re: Bluebird Models

We don't have an Andy. You do now :D Incidentally, I am part way through the build of a Speedline K7 as a working R/C model. Originally planned to use ducted fan propulsion, I had to abandon the idea when tests showed that the scale intakes and jetpipe strangled the thrust down to nothing. A prop i...
by mtskull
Sun May 23, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New Members
Replies: 379
Views: 235657

Re: New Members

Renegadenemo wrote:Andy, if they send you up to EGNT call me - I live about 4 miles from the airport.
Thanks Bill, surely will :)
by mtskull
Sat May 22, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New Members
Replies: 379
Views: 235657

Re: New Members

Hi As I've been posting on this forum since January I guess it is about time to introduce myself... Name of Andy, from West Yorkshire. I have been inspired by Donald Campbell and his exploits ever since, many years ago, somebody gave me the present of a "Gold Token" book simply entitled "Speed". The...
by mtskull
Wed May 12, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 'End Of Project...'
Replies: 96
Views: 41308

Re: 'End Of Project...'

-as far as I know Barracudas were partly fabric covered with an ally frame?
Nah. Breathe easy, only the ailerons and elevators. the rest was all metal.
by mtskull
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: World Lawn Speed Record/Don Wales
Replies: 47
Views: 25453

Re: World Lawn Speed Record

( Lawnmower museum)-Its really interesting, if you like that sort of thing...... Almost beats the Kendal Pencil Museum for heart stopping thrills and Many Hours of Harmless Fun dunnit? :shock: Ah, the Pencil Museum; the happy memories come flooding back! -Mind you I once visited a Snail Museum in T...
by mtskull
Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341047

Re: Quicksilver

I'd put K7 in a different league to the other WWSR contenders that you mention. K7 and Donald got the record seven times. That puts it in a different league to all the other boats Wise words, mate. Is there anybody out there who does not believe that, given a less unfavourable set of circumstances,...
by mtskull
Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: World Lawn Speed Record/Don Wales
Replies: 47
Views: 25453

Re: World Lawn Speed Record

Renegadenemo wrote:
I always thought lager was poofter juice......
Not around here it isn't!
I beg your pardon. I forgot that lager comes in two different strengths.

That'll be wife-beater then. ;)
by mtskull
Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: World Lawn Speed Record/Don Wales
Replies: 47
Views: 25453

Re: World Lawn Speed Record

I always thought lager was poofter juice......