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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:53 pm
by Renegadenemo
I always loved that Quicksilver four-pointer. Got a very nice cast resin one on my desk you can use for reference.

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:27 pm
by JfromJAGs
Bill, could you please post a picture of that boat?

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:17 am
by Renegadenemo

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:01 am
by Black Knight
Here’s my revamped one Ernie
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:05 am
by Ernie Lazenby
Brilliant!!

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:26 pm
by JfromJAGs
Oh, I had seen pictures of that design, but had not recognized it as "the" 4-pointer. To me it was a good idea to switch to the next version. With todays RC technology it would be interresting to try such designs. A lot can be learned on a small budget and without risking lifes.

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:08 pm
by Ernie Lazenby
Joerg. when I first saw the original quicksilver design I questioned it being a 4 pointer. The front planning area is split into two halves plus the two rear sponsons. My view is the front planning surfaces are effectively one so its a three pointer design. Happy to have someone disagree on that point.

I think I will do the original Quicksilver. All up cost with a gas turbine engine should be around £2500. Finding suitable water in the UK to run these models is very difficult. IC engine powered models are being increasingly banned from waters however I am sure we will find one. Probably in the lake district again.

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:35 pm
by RichM
I remember your SOA model Ernie - what a great job.
I’d be interested to see both the new SOA and the original Q/S concept as a GT model.
Maybe once I’ve finished my 1/8 K7, 1/12 crusader and r/c 1/20 CN7 in about 20 years time...
Rich

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:22 pm
by Black Knight
My next kit is on route 😁

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:29 pm
by mickday
I am sure I saw that picture today on Facebook. Was that you?