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by JfromJAGs
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 216572

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

rob565uk wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:01 pm
For Joerg !

https://youtu.be/dwaxWoJPUC0
:lol:

A more modern version of a German band cover
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a5xSxGhlHfc
by JfromJAGs
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 216572

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

conistoncollie wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:43 pm
a mind bogglo combinaire, as Stanley Unwin used to say
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0UJZF5iRhNg

This is way above my knowlegde of the English language...
by JfromJAGs
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 216572

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

There was a similar screwd post last week.
by JfromJAGs
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 216572

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

I'd say this is a fake account that wants to enter into the forum just to collect information about the other users that can only be seen once someone is a full member. The text looks like written by a bad artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm collecting random information about bluebird from the w...
by JfromJAGs
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K4
Replies: 67
Views: 29097

Re: Blue Bird K4

I own the 4th edition from 1974
by JfromJAGs
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K4
Replies: 67
Views: 29097

Re: Blue Bird K4

I'm in two minds about Du Cane's books. ... As an aside, would those with those books (I cannot find mine, house move) give me a list of Du Cane's qualifications, I fear I may have sold him short !! I think I know what you are saying. But considering the time when the book was published (1st in 195...
by JfromJAGs
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K4
Replies: 67
Views: 29097

Re: Blue Bird K4

Joerg, best you and I keep away from mentioning how to alter Octura surface drive props to get the best from them we will send folks to sleep. :lol: ! Some of mine are so thin its a wonder they work at all. That's not to mention 'tipping' and 'cuping'. Its all a black art! I'm a bit beyond reworkin...
by JfromJAGs
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K4
Replies: 67
Views: 29097

Re: Blue Bird K4

Very interesting information about the Hickman Sea Sled. That was new to me. I found some pictures showing how these boats looked, see attachments. There were single and twin drives. In a discussion why Sea Sleds are not more common, I read it was because Hickman had filed many patents around his id...
by JfromJAGs
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K4
Replies: 67
Views: 29097

Re: Blue Bird K4

Crusader is what's known today as a Canard. Whenever people tried to run such designs they got either injured or killed, eg Miss Circus Circus or Taylor's Discovery II. Its the instable version of a triangle. With limited resources and trying to build a boat mainly from wood a design like Taylors Hu...
by JfromJAGs
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K4
Replies: 67
Views: 29097

Re: Blue Bird K4

Back to K4: basically the boat looks like a roundnose hydroplane - if the motor and thus the CoG would be a lot more forward. So was K4 already a prop rider (surface piercing prop) or was it still a conventional speed boat with a submerged prop? Due to the motor position and no rooster seen in the v...