Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post Reply
User avatar
Renegadenemo
Posts: 5051
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:29 pm
Location: N E England
Contact:

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Renegadenemo »

I always loved that Quicksilver four-pointer. Got a very nice cast resin one on my desk you can use for reference.
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

"As to reward, my profession is its own reward;" Sherlock Holmes.

'Sometimes you gotta be an S.O.B if you wanna make a dream reality' Mark Knopfler
JfromJAGs
Posts: 80
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:16 pm

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by JfromJAGs »

Bill, could you please post a picture of that boat?
User avatar
Renegadenemo
Posts: 5051
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:29 pm
Location: N E England
Contact:

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Renegadenemo »

I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

"As to reward, my profession is its own reward;" Sherlock Holmes.

'Sometimes you gotta be an S.O.B if you wanna make a dream reality' Mark Knopfler
Black Knight
Posts: 172
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:20 am

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Black Knight »

Here’s my revamped one Ernie
386BE4E1-867B-4F58-848D-734EE0EAC498.jpeg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Ernie Lazenby
Posts: 140
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:19 pm

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Ernie Lazenby »

Brilliant!!
JfromJAGs
Posts: 80
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:16 pm

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post 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.
Ernie Lazenby
Posts: 140
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:19 pm

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post 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.
RichM
Posts: 43
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:54 pm

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post 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
Black Knight
Posts: 172
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:20 am

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Black Knight »

My next kit is on route 😁
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
mickday
Posts: 54
Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:11 pm

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by mickday »

I am sure I saw that picture today on Facebook. Was that you?
Post Reply