Bluebird & Other Scale Models

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JamesWhomsley
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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! :)

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Richie
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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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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by JamesWhomsley » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:21 pm

Haha cheers! You should definitely fly that thing.

I'm fortunate to say that I actually work with the Flite Test guys now producing article content on the website. :) Would love to produce an article or two on Bluebird k7 and the restoration actually.

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Richie » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:09 pm

Does Josh Bixler still have much to do with FT ? Been ages since I have seen their video’s on YouTube.
Clarence come out ov zat tank at vonz !

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Post by JamesWhomsley » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:15 pm

He does indeed. Josh is still the main showrunner. :)

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mickday
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by mickday » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:12 pm

I have just acquired this model, it is fibreglass construction

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It's approx 1.7m long, which makes it about 1:5 scale I think

I do not know much about it or who built it, anyone one here have any ideas?

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by K7boats » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:30 pm

Nice looking boat is this the one off ebay as I noticed one the other week, I do remember a guy down south having a fiberglass mould for K7 he only made a few though hope this might help .
Al.

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Post by mickday » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:39 pm

Yes it is the one on eBay which was described as 1:10 scale, which it is not :o

It is a very detailed mode, was quite a find in my opinion

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by K7boats » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:39 pm

Yes I would say it is nearly ready for turbine would have cost quite a lot to make yourself fiberglass moulds are hard to make my boat has changed so much . I think you have a good purchase.
Al.

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Post by midlife » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:43 pm

Definitely a good find!!!
I would have gone for it if I’d known it was that size, the one I’m working on iirc is 1850mm long and should be if the plans are to be believed 1/4ish.
Is there anything inside it?
Also, can we have a pic from the front please, as it’s the tradition in here to say the intake shape is wrong lol
Cheers
Wayne


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