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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:24 pm
by Mike Bull
An update from the 'Longbow' folk-

https://www.jet-hydroplane.uk/january-2017-update/

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:51 pm
by rob565uk
Mike Bull wrote:Rosco is having some bother-
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I have been following this on Rosco's site For some time as it has unfolded. This latest development looks like a potential show-stopper, but Rosco is made of pretty stern stuff and I hope may find a way round it.


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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:05 pm
by quicksilver-wsr
A crying shame, this.

I don't known Rosco personally at all, but he definitely deserves a crack at the record and is a fantastic example to anyone who ever wanted to do big things with small resources.

I would not be at all surprised if someone from his team, or a selection of someones from his team, staged a rescue bid by putting up the finance to buy the assets from whomever is holding them for the benefit of the creditors. It happened with us. There's no reason why it couldn't happen the same way with them - unless the sum involved is too excessive and beyond reach.

I want the record to remain in British hands, of course. But for there to be no competition for the Bloodhound team would be a huge disappointment for everybody.

Nigel

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:37 am
by Renegadenemo
When I briefly visited Oz for Futch's book launch it was in the midst of their elections for their new PM and the whole place was up in arms at the ridiculous situation of them having had six PMs in as many years or some such. It's therefore no surprise that this has happened but surely to goodness someone in power will see through the nonsense and fix it for the sake of the nation.

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 5:33 pm
by Mike Bull
Ken has got his boat running...

https://youtu.be/GYviarNw-4U


...sounds great so far :D

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 5:54 pm
by Richie
Looks great !

Is it just me, or is the engine a stripped down Orpheus ?

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 6:15 pm
by Mike Bull
It's an 800 series Orpheus, yes.

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 12:14 am
by Renegadenemo
Ken has got his boat running...
It looks stripped down compared to the 101 because the 803 has the oil tank on the far side where we can't see it in that shot. Very clean start and acceleration to idle. Oh, how I wish we could use that later piston pump on our engine - the slow production of servo pressure was the bane of our lives last summer using K7's original pump, then the minute we fired Engine #2 we saw what the later one could do. Never mind - we're there now.
Can't wait to see Ken's new boat on the water.

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 1:20 am
by midlife
Was it just me or did anyone else feel uncomfortable when that guy was dangling that camera near the intake?
Cheers
Wayne


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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 4:30 am
by ozjet400
midlife wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 1:20 am
Was it just me or did anyone else feel uncomfortable when that guy was dangling that camera near the intake?
Cheers
Wayne


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The guy with he camera is a retired RAAF Wing commander ( on the 1978 WWSR team), he was the CO for the 2 guys either side of the engine who are RAAF jet engine mechanics ( apprentices on the 1978 WWSR team), the guy next to the cockpit and leaning talking to me is a current RAAF fighter Squadron Leader, Dad & I are quite comfortable in what they are doing

Yes, they are the 803 series Orph, the electric conversion works a treat, a very clean light. we are all very happy with it