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RM Letter 24th January
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MGB
Feb 09, 2022
Now I am not feeling optimistic. I sounds as though BBP would accept they have completed their restoration and are preparing to sadly accept gifting K7 to the RM. If K7 ever runs it will be under new control and BBP will be history. The BBP will be the cause of any problems whether it runs or not. The reputation of the BBP and its volunteers will be for ever trashed. If you accept this sorry state then you cannot do any work on the 'arse end' nor test the engines in-situ - you cannot even post a picture or open the garage door! This is so sad. It may seem a hard decision to make but maybe you should close the doors now. Now the doors are closed lets get 2 new spars made and whilst those are being fabricated behind close doors get to work on that fuselage - strip out every 'original fabric' and replace with new material. In this way you can make a reasonable and fair decision as to what you keep and what gets sent to the museum. Ownership suddenly has no importance as its a pile of parts - one in the NE is partly assembled and making a noise and preparing for launch and the other... well, whatever the RM feels it can manage! If the nose has small inbuilt original material then keep it - but be fair and offer them the engine cover complete - alternatively get the cutters out. They dont want to discuss dismantling so its down to you! They have no access to the workshop to see what is being done! Meanwhile the pile for collection will be growing and the new K7 will remain largely intact. I would wholeheartedly support any BluebirdK7 (replica if you insist - call it what you like) living and roaring on the water. Most would just want to see a K7 on the water as she was built rather that a dusty and dead relic in a dark little museum with a note that says 'The Bluebird Project is the reason you will never see this machine on the water' The museum gets its bits, BBP gets to do its calling (maintaining and running K7 with pride) - whats not to like? Now I am feeling more optimistic :)
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