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by ted.walsh
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 437
Views: 54241

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

uh huh, an the mountain of complaints for it being fully off the plane a mile from the shore? :roll:

I have a plan but we'll have to see 8-) ...
by ted.walsh
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread
Replies: 145
Views: 46238

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

oooerrr... there is a passage in 'The Lightning Boys' a book of anecdotes, operations and adventures about the operations of the lightning squadrons of the day, it 'details how a lone american preceded by a single phone call showed up one night, 'borrowed' a plane, returned it 45 mins later less the...
by ted.walsh
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1153
Views: 277363

Re: What have forum members been up to?

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Awww... :D our latest addition #4 (and final by design) Axel James Rebellion Austin-Walsh 8lb 10oz , a Scorpio by all account, gawd help us :roll: :lol:
by ted.walsh
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Across The Lake
Replies: 186
Views: 68658

Re: Across The Lake

umm,
I did wonder the other day that perhaps the BBP should re-shoot the somewhat poor quality modern bits setup to simulate speed using the replica with some new footage using the original and edit it all together. I think that would really enhance the movie quite a bit...
by ted.walsh
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 416
Views: 123904

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

i'Am a waitin.... :D
by ted.walsh
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1153
Views: 277363

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Super duper new vid review of the 2018 Unlimited season - watch it on a BIG screen of you can get it! there are some proper racing moments in there!


https://youtu.be/4QBtpJE5jW4
by ted.walsh
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1249
Views: 297926

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

umm, i think you would want to use reheat early on in the measured cycle to try and shorten the run up. you would be on the heat immediately the boat had started to plane out at quite a low speed then probably out of it through the kilo as you would be looking for stability by then and should alread...
by ted.walsh
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1055
Views: 254333

Re: Technical Talk

anyone looking for half an hours worth of jet powered drag car entertainment? then look no further than here...https://youtu.be/l4bbR06I83Q
by ted.walsh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 6600

Re: Tales from The Cockpit

With the water being quite choppy on some days, what was your forward Viz like ? to be fair even with the chop the ride is ok and not a jarring as it would first think but the extra spray it generates is a pain. As soon as any water gets inside the canopy and into the cockpit , and it is sucked in ...
by ted.walsh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 6600

Re: Tales from The Cockpit

Ted, we talked on Bute about applying the water brake and how tricky this is - through the steering wheel. You might want to explain this again as this might be of interrest to understand why K7 was found with the brake down, but still flipping without any sign it beeing applied. Then, how does it ...