Bluebird & Other Scale Models

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mickday
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by mickday » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:11 pm

Nothing inside at all, never had anything mounted

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Turbine installation is my intention, but think I will need quite a more powerful turbine to power, I had intended to build 1:8 scale from Speedline Models so had already purchased a Jetcat P60

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by K7boats » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:29 pm

Yep that's true a couple of the team told me the nose and the shape to each side of the cockpit were wrong you know who you are😎ha, but it was good advise....but now I'm doing 64 spec all change inside and out good luck with your boats K7 pulls loads of twists and turns while you build it!
Al.

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by K7boats » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:00 pm

The jetcat may be underpowered it's normally pound of thrust to pound of weight so find out weight of boat if you go ahead make sure that hatch is watertight hope that helps could we see a picture of the nose front on.
Al.

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by ace_chris » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:48 pm

That is an interesting looking Model, it looks suspiciously like an Early Speedline one (Clive??) They're bloody heavy! Minimum 21lb thrust turbine recommended, that's what I run in mine. Wishing you every success with it, hope you get it on the water soon :)

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by mickday » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:59 pm

Nose front on picture as requested

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by K7boats » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:07 pm

Nose looks ok from picture , as to who's made it I don't know but I'm sure one of the others will find out and let you know .
Al.

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by mickday » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:14 pm

So when you say rule of thumb is a pound of thrust per pound of weight is that weight of model as it stands or completed weight including turbine, fuel etc.

Mick

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by K7boats » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:31 pm

It's total weight as I understand but my model will be approx 27/28 Ib my turbine kicks out 35 Ib might be to much I'll have to see, with a model there is a lot to iron out but at least you have control of the throttle,,, when finished I'll be taking it slowly at first :D
I'm sure you'll get there in the end with build and it will work .
Al

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by ace_chris » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:59 pm

35 lb is a good choice, you can’t have enough power!

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by K7boats » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:15 pm

That's true.
Al.

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