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by rob565uk
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 1006449

Re: Technical Talk

Progress 17 is also possibly the best illustration of the thousands of hours that have gone into the painstaking rebuild, carefully blending in new metal with old. In many cases, the old metal needed straightening first and I can remember how seemingly hopeless pieces of severely crumpled metal were...
by rob565uk
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Spoon frogs and other such craft work
Replies: 15
Views: 36445

Re: Spoon frogs and other such craft work

Ernie Lazenby wrote: Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:32 am It was retrieved by one of the village people who saw the plane being shot down (all crew killed).
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Pretty certain it’s the pitch control mechanism for the three propeller blades ...
by rob565uk
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 1006449

Re: Triumph to Tragic in one fell swoop.

I'm working from later on- page 157 of the second edition- when he definitely says 'low pressure fuel warning light'. That he may have said 'air pressure' earlier is obviously a mistake on his part as there was no 'air pressure warning light'. Fair enough. It was said in a casual matter of fact way...
by rob565uk
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Did you ever use those switches I sent to you?
Replies: 14
Views: 21750

Re: Did you ever use those switches I sent to you?

Richie wrote: Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:12 pm This is what happens when you use components from 1955 instead of 1985.
1952 actually and Please stop calling me a component 🙄😃
by rob565uk
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Did you ever use those switches I sent to you?
Replies: 14
Views: 21750

Re: Did you ever use those switches I sent to you?

captain sparkle wrote: Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:20 pm Did you use the Flux Capacitor I sent you?


Sorry, just my attempt to lighten up things a bit. :?

Wouldn't it be wonderful.......?
Just haven't found the time...
by rob565uk
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Did you ever use those switches I sent to you?
Replies: 14
Views: 21750

Re: Did you ever use those switches I sent to you?

captain sparkle wrote: Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:20 pm Did you use the Flux Capacitor I sent you?


Sorry, just my attempt to lighten up things a bit. :?

Wouldn't it be wonderful.......?
Just haven't found the time...
by rob565uk
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 651089

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

Was told today that the good old LDNPA await two applications. One for a public event and one to run at speed. Well I wonder who will make those applications. Certainly it's not our event - we're just the headline act - so it will be interesting to see how that develops. In the meantime, following ...
by rob565uk
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Did you ever use those switches I sent to you?
Replies: 14
Views: 21750

Re: Did you ever use those switches I sent to you?

No, not the same. The Water brake is momentarily On - OFF - momentarily On.
The light switch is OFF - On - On.
by rob565uk
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 99
Views: 192805

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

My understanding is that the majority of the wooden hull was burned immediately after the accident, on the orders of John Cobb's Widow. I am guessing that the main wreckage apparently located in the Loch is the remains of the Ghost engine.