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by Malcolm Ops
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 57
Views: 23513

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

midlife wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:09 am
After all this time has a date actually been agreed?
It is anticipated that the LDNPA and the Bluebird Event Working Group will both make public statements regarding July 2019 quite soon.
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 57
Views: 23513

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

as of today there is still nothing in place to host any sort of a homecoming event. Maybe that is about to change. When did you last speak to CPC or the Business Forum or the people of Coniston? When we have a date we can confirm and book everyone ......Coniston can throw a party! The writer of the...
by Malcolm Ops
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 57
Views: 23513

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

If I sound like a stuck record then so be it. It is probably better than being identified as the school teacher that always told you that you were wasting your own time until you stopped and listened. The berthing of Bluebird in the dedicated wing of the Ruskin Museum built in 2008 has nothing to do...
by Malcolm Ops
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1086
Views: 471112

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

I still think that for value for money, power and weight an afterburning Viper would be the best option. The setup on the car is crude but effective with little, if any, weight penalty. Although Craig Arfons spoke of adding an afterburner to his J85 powered jet hydroplane, this form of power enhanc...
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 237
Views: 106055

Re: Isle of Bute

The course length to be made available on Coniston Water is three (3) miles (say 5km), according to the byelaw. The K7 craft does not have to go to any particular speed, but doubling the length of the waterway will mean expanding our whole operation. I would think that to do justice to the Proving T...
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 189548

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

The regatta lake is only two (2) kilometres end to end. If there had been two miles I would have been to see them before Bute, because it is so close and I could have slept in every day!. The powerboat racing did take place there, but not so much during the last decade. Jim Noone showed of Miss Wind...
by Malcolm Ops
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 189548

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

JfromJAGs wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:23 pm
You guys use way too many words I need to look up in a dictionary
Always keep a dictionary beside your desk, especially when dealing with BBP crew (I do) ;)
by Malcolm Ops
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 189548

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

Mike Bull wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:21 am
'Right, settle down class. Come on, it's your own time you're wasting...' ;)
I guess it did sound like this on the slipway. Because I kept being called the school teacher by a certain Mr A Kershaw of the One Show. :oops:

I don't do conundrums, they are too hard! :lol:
by Malcolm Ops
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 189548

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

Along with any other insults, according to the Oxford English dictionary I may now also be a "Flatterer, toady, parasitic person". The 'toady' bit I had to look that up - many interesting insults - "detestable or disgusting person"; "obsequious (obedient or fawning) parasite" [and as an aside it doe...
by Malcolm Ops
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 189548

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

proved K7 runs well and indeed at a speed faster than the 100mph it was intended to be run at on Coniston. I do urge evryone to read fully what is written in any public document. The figure of 100mph is stated in the Bye Law for the development runs. This is a 'control' figure that the LDNPA were c...