Donald Campbell's Blue Bird Back in Water.

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Donald Campbell's Blue Bird Back in Water.

Post by Nigel H-J » 04 Aug 2018, 17:30

Really great to see this iconic hydroplane back to it's former glory though in some way maybe it should just be in a museum as a memorial to the great man.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... t-45068703

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https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1025757496617652225

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Re: Donald Campbell's Blue Bird Back in Water.

Post by Airspeed » 05 Aug 2018, 05:10

By golly, that brings back some memories. *-)

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Re: Donald Campbell's Blue Bird Back in Water.

Post by JohnWillimas » 07 Aug 2018, 10:38

and now with the engine running... (looks scary enough even at this speed...)
https://news.sky.com/video/bluebird-fli ... s-11462265

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Re: Donald Campbell's Blue Bird Back in Water.

Post by Archer » 09 Aug 2018, 21:59

Some very good footage of a run from yesterday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofLCciRtruE&t=44s

It's worth keeping an eye on the team's Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/bluebirdk7
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Re: Donald Campbell's Blue Bird Back in Water.

Post by Airspeed » 10 Aug 2018, 03:36

It generates a lot of turbulence, and not just from the jet outlet.
Thanks for the links, folks. ;)

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Re: Donald Campbell's Blue Bird Back in Water.

Post by Archer » 06 Sep 2018, 10:43

In case anyone's missed it, the lovely Sky documentary about Bluebird's afterlife is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2oVSlfmrvI
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Re: Donald Campbell's Blue Bird Back in Water.

Post by FlyTexas » 06 Sep 2018, 17:40

Thanks for posting the YouTube link. :thumbsup: It was beautiful, and kind of spooky, watching the Blue Bird streak across the water.

Brian

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