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by JfromJAGs
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K4
Replies: 67
Views: 33908

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...
by JfromJAGs
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K4
Replies: 67
Views: 33908

Re: K4 Bluebird

You probably don't notice, but to me the only reason to start this thread here and now is to belittle the archievents and the work of the BBP on K7.

Would you please stop this?!
by JfromJAGs
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 247843

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

Ernie, your position and interrests become more and more unclear to me. You are playing a very strange game. Anyway, if I were Bill or Mike or any of the volunteers of BBP, I would start right away tonight to take K7 appart, deliver all the original parts to the Ruskin door, nicely wrapped, with a r...
by JfromJAGs
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 247843

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

Ernie, I don't see you as enemy - both of us are just arguing and we both don't own anything of K7. At least I gave the little I gave as a gift without any restrictions. I still like to understand your view, as it seams to be the view of those who want to keep K7 stored in the Ruskin exclusivly. Wha...
by JfromJAGs
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 247843

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

Ernie, didn't you promise you would give us some good reasons why K7 should be locked away dead in the Ruskin museum and why this would be good for all the DC and K7 ethusiasts around the world? So far I don't see any argunents except: because 10+ years ago papers were signed that way. Were they rea...
by JfromJAGs
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 247843

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

I ran on 8s of 5Ah 100C+ LiPo batteries, not on 2s. The fastest single pass so far was 206.15mph, hopefully more later this year. I will give only some short numbers here (wrong thread). PM or email me if you want to know more or discuss. The boat is about 1.25m long, weights about 3.8kg and burst p...
by JfromJAGs
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 247843

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

The situation as it is today must not be allowed to continue month after month year after year. A resolution must be reached that satisfies those who originally contributed towards the project and the building of the Ruskin extension on the basis of the information offered at that time to attract t...
by JfromJAGs
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 247843

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

I feel at times we all need to remember Donald Campbells words during a TV interview. I believe it went something like this, 'this is not put on for a public spectacle' His goals were for a much more admirable reason than that. Having been a follower of the Campbell story for 60 years, rather than ...
by JfromJAGs
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 247843

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

We plan an outing to somewhere this year - way too many people clamouring to see K7 run to let them down - would you bring your high speed RC craft to to join us? If you'd like to see them, yes, me/we would bring it/them - and run them if possible. If the location and the dates are fixed maybe also...
by JfromJAGs
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 247843

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

If it's Scotland, would it be Bute again or a longer lake? The good thing about Loch Fad on Bute is, that I'd think from water conditions it should be possible to run fast RC boats as support act and I'd think there is a chance to get permissions to do so, while I doubt this will be allowed on Conis...