Isle of Bute

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ace_chris
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by ace_chris » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:20 am

In addition to the incredible job that Bill and team have done in restoring/rebuilding Bluebird K7 I commend the way in which the whole team has conducted itself in terms of professionalism and planning in terms of how K7 has performed!

In terms of record breaking things seldom go right "on the first attempt", its either the machine or the weather or the weather of machine. But to have had a 50 year old jet powered hydroplane running so well on literally the second day up there is amazing. Other would be world record challengers...take note!

Really appreciate the twitter updates and the pics and video are incredible!

Mick Collier
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Mick Collier » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:29 pm

Malcolm Ops wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:11 am
The boat is not on the water on 11th or 12th - both days are for static displays.
I take it she'll be back in the water Monday a.m. 13th?

Black Knight
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Black Knight » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:59 pm

Has the canopy been recovered or is it lost?

Davidss
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Davidss » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:50 pm

Black Knight wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:59 pm
Has the canopy been recovered or is it lost?
The Twitter feed says (I'm assuming you don't have access to this during your hours of employment)
"The vents we routed to prevent the intakes from imploding as per 1966 worked against us by pressurising the cockpit when Ted came off the throttle and the canopy blew to pieces."
The associated image is:
Image

There is nothing to say if that is the only part recovered, or merely the largest part.

Regards.

mark-f
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by mark-f » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:08 pm

Is there any video of BB up on the plane available yet, for those of us who can't get there in person?

Davidss
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Davidss » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:25 pm

There are several short videos in the Twitter feed showing a large rooster tail of spray, these are from before today, so could have been viewed last night (UK time).
I'm not competant to say the boat is 'on the plane'.
I don't have a Twitter account, but I can see all these via my browser.
Employer restrictions apart, I really do not understand why followers have not bookmarked https://twitter.com/bluebirdk7 already.

Regards.

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Moonie
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Moonie » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:35 pm

Anyone on Bute able to live stream Blubird runs on Youtube (or any other live streaming service)?

ace_chris
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by ace_chris » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:58 pm

Amazing feature on the one show again tonight! Looked amazing when she was on her points!

Now the old girl running so well and clearly loves being shown off, should her display in the Ruskin be reconsidered so more people can see her run at more locations across the uk? As we know the ldnpa hardly welcomed her back with open arms so why should she be tied to the museum?

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Visit to Loch Fad (07/08/18)

Post by Aquaracer » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:27 am

The realisation of a boyhood dream. Visited Loch Fad today with my long suffering partner ( who really enjoyed herself). Bluebird in the flesh - congratulations to Bill and all the team. Didn't see her underway but witnessed the static engine test - that was almost enough but will be back ,hopefully, to witness a run. What really impressed me was the reaction of the spectators when asked to move to a safe distance due to the unknown outcome of the static engine test. Everyone complied without question. What a difference to the almost ,now, normal reaction of rally fans ( "I will stand where I want and f--k you") I think the reaction I witnessed today embodies the spirit of gentlemen like Donad Campbell and his ilk. May his memory endure. Thanks again to Bill and team - also Gina - you must be so proud of the memory of your dad. ( great number plate!)

Malcolm Ops
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Malcolm Ops » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:15 am

Black Knight wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:59 pm
Has the canopy been recovered or is it lost?
Never say never is the motto in the team. The Loch sediment May have captured the heavy bit. Our safety diver may go looking again but that recovery is not the priority.
Malcolm Ops

Derby, England

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