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by f1steveuk
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1263
Views: 396190

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Well said Sir Malcolm! And a similar situation with Bluebird K3 I guess too Don't get that, K3 was sold by Sir Malcolm, and has a chain of documented sales until PFH brought it when I told him Thorpe Park were selling it. There's no confusion over ownership, it goes where the owner says it does! As...
by f1steveuk
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 995
Views: 324935

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Anyway, Steve. I know you have some detailed info on Crusader. Did you never build those flying balsa models as a kid? From what I've seen you have the plans to cut all your Crusader parts out of quarter ply and put that together on your dining room table. I get too bored to be a good model maker, ...
by f1steveuk
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 995
Views: 324935

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

I would really, really, REALLY like a large scale model of Crusader, for obvious reasons, but not an easy one to produce as a kit?

That Quicksilver, I'd agree with Ernie, not the four pointer. The four pointer was he "K7" with the four sponsons.
by f1steveuk
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K4
Replies: 74
Views: 19480

Re: Blue Bird K4

Cheers, that's the list as I have it. What puzzles me about Du Cane is WHEN did he get time to study boat design? Joined the navy as a boy seaman at 14, then went on to the RAF as a pilot, then taken on by Vospers in the commercial department, and then as a director, his main job being go ensure a f...
by f1steveuk
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K4
Replies: 74
Views: 19480

Re: Blue Bird K4

It is all interesting stuff!! Sea Sled, I was informed that it was more to use the air cushion between the two hulls, maybe I have been mis - sled!!? It is pretty safe to say, whenever you think you have found the origin of something, you find some bugger did it 20 years before the date you thought!...
by f1steveuk
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K4
Replies: 74
Views: 19480

Re: Blue Bird K4

I'd refute canard or reverse three pointers are "bad" design or unstable. Ones without dead rise do have problems though, but there are many that have been successful, even going around corners!! Ted Jones DID invent prop riding, he approached Sayres with the idea before he had built a boat to test ...
by f1steveuk
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K4
Replies: 74
Views: 19480

Re: Blue Bird K4

Sorry, been reading through the thread before I joined in! K4, I had nearly all the drawings of her at one time, not vastly different to K3 to be honest in general construction. I worked with Doug Nye, Hothouse Models and Jerry Judah on replica for Goodwood, now at Holker, and that was from those ve...
by f1steveuk
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames
Replies: 23
Views: 8472

Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Mike Bull wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:57 pm
You're easy beat, Steve! :lol: ;)
I fight like a girl!!
by f1steveuk
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames
Replies: 23
Views: 8472

Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Absolutley no chance of getting the R going, especially R37. There was only one full tool kit, which got lost when George Eyston had it (after Leo returned it after the demise of K4). I made loads of tools at Filching, but I only did a partial restoration. She turned over ok, but sounded very gritty...
by f1steveuk
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Sponsons Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 106500

Re: The Sponsons Thread

Weird how these things work out!!! I'll pm you my email address. Have a few drawings and peoples recollections that may help you.