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by midlife
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 938
Views: 690630

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

I've got to admit I thought Ekranoplan or Caspian Sea monster when I saw it, the thought of adjusting the canards to get the desired front end lift I find horrifying...
Cheers
Wayne


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by midlife
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 938
Views: 690630

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Anyone know what this is?
I spotted it hidden away at the back of the Campbell collection at the Lakeland motor museum..
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Cheers
Wayne


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by midlife
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Remembering Donald - January 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 20185

Remembering Donald - January 2017

Shame the fly past didn't happen, the press were all over Ian Lazenby & his K7
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Cheers
Wayne


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by midlife
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 938
Views: 690630

Bluebird & Other Scale Models

I don't want to say "I've gone" ever, I'm completely open to advice. Anyway, I've made what will eventually be a waterproof box for the servo, I'm just about to put the lid on, just need to work out how to make the end so I can open & close it but still be watertight. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com...
by midlife
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 938
Views: 690630

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Videos on YouTube watched & a magnetic prop balancer ordered off eBay, I've also managed to get a load of epoxy around where the shaft goes through the transom & forward 50mm over a brace across the width of the planing wedge. The only way to get this bugger out now would be with a hammer & a blow t...
by midlife
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 938
Views: 690630

Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Hi Richie, I've spent all day modifying the hull for the flex drive & the motor mount. I've measured it so many times I'm on the verge of blindness. Hopefully I'll get it all epoxied up before I go to bed tonight so it will be good to carry on with in the morning. Where do I need the c of g to be? I...
by midlife
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 938
Views: 690630

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Hi Richie, The motor I got is the top one on the following link http://www.prestwich.ndirect.co.uk/brushless.htm The servo, as I know bugger all I just got a heavy duty one with metal gears, in my mind it should be a fit & forget item, I think I can limit the movement with the short servo horn. Are ...
by midlife
Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 938
Views: 690630

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Do you want another son Richie? I need toys!!
To be honest, I didn't expect this stuff to cost so much, but you get what you pay for I guess.
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Time to start drilling holes I guess.
Cheers
Wayne


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by midlife
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 938
Views: 690630

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Thanks for the link Richie, what a site that is, I can feel my bank manager starting to worry hehe.
Cheers
Wayne


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by midlife
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 938
Views: 690630

Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Annnd relax, looks like I've made the right decision, cheers chaps! I've been out today & bought a few goodies and typically the postman came to deliver my drivetrain goodies while I was out, grrrr.... I'll pop to the local sorting office later & try to pick them up. All I have left to buy now is th...