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by Mike Bull
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames
Replies: 23
Views: 3804

Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

You're easy beat, Steve! :lol: ;)
by Mike Bull
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames
Replies: 23
Views: 3804

Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Rolls Royce 'R' engine originally, Meteor tank engine nowadays.
by Mike Bull
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames
Replies: 23
Views: 3804

Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Would be better if K3 had the proper engine in it...I bet we could get one of those 'R' things going again!

You'd never actually run both together of course, so the best you'd have would be the two taking turns at the same venue.
by Mike Bull
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 437
Views: 54179

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

And, for the avoidance of doubt, we have been attempting to get that exact process moving for some considerable time without result. Indeed. This is from 2010- Without going too far into the politics, the BBP will be retaining a stake in the boat for that very reason. Her systems will require perio...
by Mike Bull
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 437
Views: 54179

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

For goodness sake Mike, I have sympathy for all those who have worked hard for years and are now probably upset/concerned about what is going to happen next. Why take exception to that? No, what you actually said was- the good guys and girls who have given much time and effort to the restoration, p...
by Mike Bull
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 437
Views: 54179

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

Only one project leader, no co leader, or deputy leader.... Absolutely- and I take great exception to that baseless 'sympathy' comment of Ernie's. To be clear, I absolutely think the boat should go in the museum- as long as we can periodically get her out again and keep her alive. It's the apparent...
by Mike Bull
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 437
Views: 54179

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

Two things there immediately boiled my blood. First, this from Vicky- I understand that, as engineers, they think machines should work. But more and more of the original materials might have to be reinforced and replaced. Absolute b******s. The machine has already had all that done, to make it the l...
by Mike Bull
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 437
Views: 54179

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

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 shoul...
by Mike Bull
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 437
Views: 54179

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

You and many of us too! But, we learnt, which was the whole point. 8-)
by Mike Bull
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 437
Views: 54179

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

200th anniversary, huh?
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