Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

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

Post by Richie » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:41 am

Maybe the project needs one of these Bill....I will donate transmitter etc. 😂... My race motors from the cars may overheat though, I think these guys use something else. However my competition batteries may be usable.
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Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Post by longarmedgibbon » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:02 pm

Next time k7 runs can ted stick a go pro camera on his helmet so we can all have an idea what its like

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

Post by rich1608 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:39 am

longarmedgibbon wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:02 pm
Next time k7 runs can ted stick a go pro camera on his helmet so we can all have an idea what its like
And try to avoid doing a Gambon when bringing her back in to the shore next time. I nearly sh*t myself when I first saw the Sky film! :shock:

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

Post by Mike Bull » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:58 pm

You and many of us too! But, we learnt, which was the whole point. 8-)

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

Post by Richie » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:21 pm

No “scrubbing” this time around I would imagine.
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Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Post by ted.walsh » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:56 pm

uh huh, an the mountain of complaints for it being fully off the plane a mile from the shore? :roll:

I have a plan but we'll have to see 8-) ...

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

Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:46 am

We don't really want the sideways stresses on the machine next time, it took quite a toll.

On the one hand it proved what a robust machine she is but on the other there's plenty of evidence that the structure was worked rather hard by it all.
Good news is there's lots we can do to improve the spectator experience without stressing the hardware and part of that is by putting a few tweaks on the engine setup. We're pretty sure the engine (which don't forget is a hybrid of original fuel system and a later core engine) was losing some thrust right up at the top and we're also pretty sure we know why. There was also a jetpipe temperature issue lower down when trying to hold the boat at a lower planing speed and we know exactly what that was all about and how to fix that one so we can give Ted a more powerful and responsive powerplant this time around. The runs in the second week on Bute got better and better as we all learned how to handle the machine so we have a great foundation for putting on an excellent show next time.

Give us another day or two and we'll tell you where when and how you can watch this weapon of a machine in action in 2019.
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Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Post by Mike Bull » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:20 am

Absolutely- it's not a powerboat. The second week was really good though with Ted making some nice controlled runs up and down and the plane often held until right down to lower speeds. Driver 2 will be done with learning to fly the F-35 so we'll have both drivers on hand again next time so it should be awesome (or mega, ace, or wicked, as Stew would say!) 8-)

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

Post by Scots Pine » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:33 am

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-46386257

Now good old auntie Beeb throw some hand grenades into the mix.

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

Post by Richie » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:16 am

For crying out loud.....😣😣😣

That’s us firmly branded as the “baddies” then.


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