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by JfromJAGs
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 245705

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

I don't understand why a group of people steps forward and anounces dates for the runs of K7 on Coniston Water when nothing seams to be clear, neither with those who will do the runs nor with those who need to give permissions. What's the purpose behind this? I don't get it. Anyway, I wish you all a...
by JfromJAGs
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 245705

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

This museum row thing is like the 2 children pulling a teddy. *it mine !” ,”its mine” “ no its mine!” In the end all conflicts of the world, all wars ever held, can be broken down to that: 2 parties having different interests. To be "grown up" means to overcome this and to find a compromise. To me ...
by JfromJAGs
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 245705

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

I have no other idea than to look for a mediator, someone who is respected from both sides, a person who gets heard and who might be able to enlighten some people. I can only speak for myself, but I would really like to see K7 beeing alive. There are some videos of Sir Malcoms earlier blue bird cars...
by JfromJAGs
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 245705

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

I fear the other side thinks the blue pieces are 100% theirs, you and your team happily voluntueered to donate all your hard work and all the new parts. Now that you are finally done (gee, what took you so long?) you should step back and have them take the credit. I assume there is no written contra...
by JfromJAGs
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 245705

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

What's the truth worth these days when liars call information fake news and their own BS alternative facts? Don't waste your time arguing about (the/your) truth on forums. There will always be people blaming your for doing so. They say, if you need to defend yourself, then there must be some truth i...
by JfromJAGs
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 245705

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

In the past 20 years or so I have had my fair share of forum discussions, I have issued (and also received) fierce blows. I have never been shy of an argument. But in the end it has never lead to anything but high blood pressure. That beeing said, I think some things should not be discussed on publi...
by JfromJAGs
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 218741

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

How fast did you run the K7 model so far? The model is so nice, you probably don't want to risk it by pushing it to the scale speed limit. I was more thinking about test models for the aerodynamics and the behaviour of the craft. So not so much about building them to look like miniatures, but to res...
by JfromJAGs
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 218741

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Concerning design I can only recommend to build a 1/10 to 1/6 scale RC model first and see how this behaves and to what speeds it can be run safely, before investing millions into the real thing. With todays electric batteries and fans - or in case you want it even more realistic with a micro turbin...
by JfromJAGs
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 218741

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Does anyone know how much money went into the Bloodhound SSC project so far? How much are those 25m in relation to the overall investment? @BBP team: After your experience from restoring and operating Bluebird, what do you think how much it would cost to build a Bluebird 2.0 WWSR contender and how l...
by JfromJAGs
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 910
Views: 471409

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

The whole boat is a wing and works in ground effect as a self stabilizing system - which we want to keep. We are working on some small changes in several points to reduce the general lift gently. Adding (inverted) wings or spoilers tend to disturb the stability of the system, e.g. an inverted wing i...