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by longarmedgibbon
Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 293274

Re: Quicksilver

has there been a turbine powred scale model of quicksilver built?
by longarmedgibbon
Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 850
Views: 344695

Re: Bluebird Models

here are some pics of ernie lazenbys gas trurbine running at ullswater i zoomed in the pictures so you can see the model planeing. the reason it planes so well is that my dad angled the planing wedge diffrent to the real one
Picture 1016.jpg
by longarmedgibbon
Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: joke of the day
Replies: 524
Views: 196067

Re: joke of the day

what was the last thing to go through the ducks mind as it hit the sponson arm?.......... Its arse
by longarmedgibbon
Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 293274

Re: Quicksilver

its obvious its only money , lack of it, thats stopped the quicksilver project, not lack of enthusiasum. It must cost a couple of million these days to stage a world speed record like this, look at blood hound. Has any brittish millionairs like richard branson, phillip green or allan sugar been appr...
by longarmedgibbon
Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 850
Views: 344695

Re: Bluebird Models

hi all. my dads (ernie lazenby) model bluebird ran perfect every time i took it out. main reasons it ran so well was 1. i made sure there was no wind and flat calm with no ripples, 2. it seem to run great in the freezing cold, my dad knows why that is. I took it out once when the water was bit rough...
by longarmedgibbon
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: OB Cameras
Replies: 35
Views: 12768

Re: OB Cameras

velcro worked well on the model it stuck great. the tiny cams are high def also they make for good shots. if this method of filming was used on the real one also it would be cheap and easy to install. if a cam came off they are only a few quid each
by longarmedgibbon
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: OB Cameras
Replies: 35
Views: 12768

Re: OB Cameras

why not do what i did with my jet powred k7 model and get a few small spy cams off ebay, 10 quid each and just stick em on with velcro strips. it worked a treat. they not live cams but record a good hour of video. those who havnt seen it heres the link to you tube to see the results. http://youtu.be...
by longarmedgibbon
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 850
Views: 344695

Re: Bluebird Models

sadly i wont be running it again until the 50th aniversery. but any one is more than welcome to come to my house and view all the bluebird models. i live in middlesbrough
by longarmedgibbon
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 850
Views: 344695

Re: What have forum members been up to?

when i ran the model on sunday i was very nervous to start due the the fact its worth 6 grand and all the work my dad put into it. once i had a few runs my confidence came up a bit. the only thing concerning me was debris on the lake but eddie pool told me it there souldnt be any because there had b...
by longarmedgibbon
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Active support at Coniston
Replies: 99
Views: 46766

Re: Active support at Coniston 2010

hi.im ian lazenby ernie lazenbys son. i ran his turbine model on ullswater on the 4th jan, see utube 'bluebirdlazenby, you mentioned that you are looking for people with relevant experiance for the project. I was in the royal air force for 9 years and for most of that time i was tasked with aircraft...