RE­BUILT BLUE­BIRD K7 REACHES 100MPH

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Don­ald Camp­bell’s re­stored Blue­bird K7 has reached speeds of 100mph dur­ing test runs on Loch Fad on the Isle of Bute. Dur­ing the run, the cock­pit canopy of K7 came off, but mod­i­fi­ca­tions are planned to ad­dress this. In 1967 the hy­droplane crashed on Con­is­ton Wa­ter, killing Camp­bell. A team, led by Bill Smith, re­cov­ered the wreck­age in 2001 and has painstak­ingly re­built Blue­bird K7.

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