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by longarmedgibbon
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 176477

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

Just let the ruskin have it for 3 - 4 months of the year keeps everyone happy then. Ian lazenby
by longarmedgibbon
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 31
Views: 13485

Re: Tales from The Cockpit

Thanks for reply ted, very interesting. Ian lazenby
by longarmedgibbon
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 31
Views: 13485

Re: Tales from The Cockpit

Ted in donalds book ‘ into the water barrier’ he said k7 pulled to one side when putting on the power due to the gyroscopic forces of the engine spinning, can you tell me if you experianced this your self? Ian lazenby
by longarmedgibbon
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 911
Views: 391884

Re: Technical Talk

I read in donalds book ‘into the water barrier’ that when he applied power bluebird pulled to one side due to the gyroscopic forces of the engine spinning. Does any one know of Ted or Stu experienced this ??. Ian lazenby
by longarmedgibbon
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 911
Views: 391884

Re: Triumph to Tragic in one fell swoop.

Power boat and pilot experiance a big advantage but personally i think the main attributes are intelligence, level headedness and courage! Those attributes with pilot and power boat experiance then thats the man or men for the job so ted and stu are the right ones. Ian lazenby
by longarmedgibbon
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 176477

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

Intresting what you say bill about k7 taking ages to come down of the plane, the exact same thing happens with my dads,ernie lazenby, big gas turbine model, it takes 8-10 seconds to come off the plane when i shut the power down ,on the short you tube vid ive attached i shut the power down at 0.13 an...
by longarmedgibbon
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Across The Lake
Replies: 146
Views: 96926

Re: Across The Lake

I still carnt figure out what tony hopkins is saying on the first record run, speaking of which i wonder if he knows all about the BBP ?
by longarmedgibbon
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 311384

Re: Quicksilver

They should rename the world water speed record the “brown trouser ride “
by longarmedgibbon
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 911
Views: 391884

Re: Technical Talk

What was the reason to change the bilge pump water out let bill ? I thought it came out those little side pipes. Ian lazenby
by longarmedgibbon
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 311384

Re: Quicksilver

What would potentially be quicksilvers max speed nigel? And would it need its max speed to get the record?. Ian lazenby