Bluebird & Other Scale Models

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K7boats
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by K7boats » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:17 pm

Hi Mike nice to here from you again boat looks a bit of a wreck to when it was nearly finished last 67 speck but it should take shape quicker this time as I can work it quicker with jig haven't the strength to lift it! Need another wheel under the ring as it's higher up again to suite me I'll keep updating as I go. Mike have you a photo of the under side of intakes as I can't work shape out would be greatful so I can make the mould for fuel tank thanks Al.

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by JamesWhomsley » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:34 pm

Hello everyone, this is my first post on the forum. I mostly wanted to join as, firstly I have always had an interest in the Bluebird and Campbell story, but secondly because I built a model of working Bluebird K7 last year. It's by no means a super scale or detailed model, but I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out and performed when I ran it on Coniston in the July of 2017.

Here's the little film I made about it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cd_Kin5_7c

You can read more about it in this article here.
https://www.flitetest.com/articles/edf- ... ild-part-2

And here are some photos.

Thanks!
- James.
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K7boats
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by K7boats » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:01 pm

Great little boat James, and it works! How about putting a tail on it?
Al.

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by JamesWhomsley » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:26 pm

Thanks Al!

Yeah I was thinking of adding a tail when I first put the model together, but I decided that it looked quite nice as it was. Maybe I will in the future if I fix it back up to running condition :)

Cheers

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Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:57 pm

That's really cool, as is the little film to go with it. What says everyone? I reckon we need this lad on the team...
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:53 pm

He’s certainly got some skills Bill, I’ve been following his videos on YouTube for a while.
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Wayne


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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by wbjohn » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:35 am

James, Brilliant project and enjoyable video to watch, keep up the good work, Jet engine next ?

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Post by BFG » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:25 pm

love the video James I'll tune into YouTube and have a look at some of your other work.

Barry

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by JamesWhomsley » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:14 pm

Many thanks everyone! Great to hear from you all.

I'm going to be building a new model soon, not based on any real boat, but hopefully one that'll go pretty quick when I visit Coniston again this year. Watch this space! :)

https://www.youtube.com/projectairaviation

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Richie » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:19 pm

Cracking effort James, clearly respected as I see you have had comment from the Flite Test team, RESPECT!


must get my giant scale P51 Mustang out of the loft one of these days !
Clarence come out ov zat tank at vonz !

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