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by Richie
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 961
Views: 790155

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Do you get much in the way of flex on that prop shaft looking at its exposed length ? Just thinking as you throttle up it could get brutal pretty quick.
by Richie
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 54 Years Ago - On This Day...
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: 54 Years Ago - On This Day...

A tragic day and the loss of two British Icons in the blink of an eye. Maybe one day this mess will be resolved and K7 can go on display in the Museum whilst continuing to be the living breathing machine she is. Donald's legacy needs to continue and be told to future generations along with the engin...
by Richie
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin
Replies: 191
Views: 49208

Re: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin

Great work Malcolm to you and all those behind the scenes that made it happen in the first place. Coniston should be pleased now that records week can return bringing with it revenue and friendly faces no doubt.
by Richie
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 112
Views: 21740

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

Jordan ! You’re alive !! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Richie
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 961
Views: 790155

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

The moulds are clearly of good quality !
by Richie
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 961
Views: 790155

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Was going to ask about the engines Rich. 3D printed or cast ?
by Richie
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 149880

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

K777 from an engineering standpoint was a well made craft, when you look at what was done it was all high quality (IMHO) problem was the additional weight, sponson shape / width etc linked with intake shape / volume prevented it from working as intended. The Orph is more than capable of doing what i...
by Richie
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 961
Views: 790155

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Well, at home self isolating as a work colleague contracted the virus from one of our many customers, track and trace highlighted myself and another were at immediate risk. The home time has not been without its benefits, between sorting numerous matters out on the laptop I have been watching my eld...
by Richie
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1105
Views: 882078

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Nice to hear Dave Warby has had a safe day of trials. They had a 10knt cross wind on the lake so there were some issues keeping the boat straight (sounds familiar) today’s speed was 170 mph.
by Richie
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 112
Views: 21740

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

Just a quick message of thanks to all who took part in yesterday’s meeting (from all sides of the virtual table).