Bluebird & Other Scale Models

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JfromJAGs
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by JfromJAGs » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:26 pm

Oh, I had seen pictures of that design, but had not recognized it as "the" 4-pointer. To me it was a good idea to switch to the next version. With todays RC technology it would be interresting to try such designs. A lot can be learned on a small budget and without risking lifes.

Ernie Lazenby
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Ernie Lazenby » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:08 pm

Joerg. when I first saw the original quicksilver design I questioned it being a 4 pointer. The front planning area is split into two halves plus the two rear sponsons. My view is the front planning surfaces are effectively one so its a three pointer design. Happy to have someone disagree on that point.

I think I will do the original Quicksilver. All up cost with a gas turbine engine should be around £2500. Finding suitable water in the UK to run these models is very difficult. IC engine powered models are being increasingly banned from waters however I am sure we will find one. Probably in the lake district again.

RichM
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by RichM » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:35 pm

I remember your SOA model Ernie - what a great job.
I’d be interested to see both the new SOA and the original Q/S concept as a GT model.
Maybe once I’ve finished my 1/8 K7, 1/12 crusader and r/c 1/20 CN7 in about 20 years time...
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Black Knight » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:22 pm

My next kit is on route 😁
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mickday
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by mickday » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:29 pm

I am sure I saw that picture today on Facebook. Was that you?

Black Knight
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Black Knight » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:54 pm

Yes

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