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by mtskull
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 'End Of Project...'
Replies: 120
Views: 34261

Re: 'End Of Project...'

We've been invited to rebuild a crashed aircraft. It's the last surviving example of its type but it's properly crashed and in the hands of a very prestigious museum who were wondering what to do with it until they got a look at our conserveering. Would that be something that could be cryptically d...
by mtskull
Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 792
Views: 290862

Re: Quicksilver

On a more general note, as a means of solving the problem of pitch stability on a craft of similar layout to K7, how does this sound: -Arrange the engine thrust line to be as neutral as possible, so as not to induce undesirable pitch changes when throttling up or throttling back. -Design the front s...
by mtskull
Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Across The Lake
Replies: 186
Views: 91468

Re: Across The Lake

It has been previously posted on this thread that the ATL replica BB was not full size. I'm not convinced, for the following reasons: According to the article by Alain DeCadanet, it was full size (and big enough to house a full size Orpheus replica, at any rate). Also, I have just been comparing som...
by mtskull
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What would Donald have made of the project?
Replies: 8
Views: 4902

Re: What would Donald have made of the project?

I'm sure that if Donald Campbell were alive today, then he would be fully supportive of the project to restore K7 to running order. Mind you, instead of discussing whether to restore or conserve his old systems, he'd probably chuck the lot in the bin and get on with the necessary upgrades to claim h...
by mtskull
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Dead Metal
Replies: 136
Views: 63726

Re: Dead Metal

Talking of dead metal (and apologies if this is off-topic), I recall that a couple of years back, Holker Hall motor museum had a very mangled piece of K7 on display; I presume recovered in 1967. Might it be worth asking if they would swap it for a bit of LOOF, and incorporate a bit more original tin...
by mtskull
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Opinion Poll- Rebuild or Conserve?
Replies: 82
Views: 32343

Re: Opinion Poll- Rebuild or Conserve?

Now we're getting dangerously close to sharing the viewpoint of the HLF......[/quote] Whoops! -maybe should have inserted a smiley there, just to make sure that last comment wasn't taken TOO seriously ;) Taking a step back from the rebuild/conserve argument, isn't it bloody fantastic that matters ha...
by mtskull
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Opinion Poll- Rebuild or Conserve?
Replies: 82
Views: 32343

Re: Opinion Poll- Rebuild or Conserve?

Just as there is much more to the history of K7 than the crash, there is much more to the significance of the Bloctube lever than its final position. As a functional and repairable component, it should be refurbished and put back as part of the working boat. The argument that it should not be moved ...