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by JfromJAGs
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 409
Views: 100519

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

How fast did you run the K7 model so far? The model is so nice, you probably don't want to risk it by pushing it to the scale speed limit. I was more thinking about test models for the aerodynamics and the behaviour of the craft. So not so much about building them to look like miniatures, but to res...
by JfromJAGs
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 409
Views: 100519

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Concerning design I can only recommend to build a 1/10 to 1/6 scale RC model first and see how this behaves and to what speeds it can be run safely, before investing millions into the real thing. With todays electric batteries and fans - or in case you want it even more realistic with a micro turbin...
by JfromJAGs
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 409
Views: 100519

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Does anyone know how much money went into the Bloodhound SSC project so far? How much are those 25m in relation to the overall investment? @BBP team: After your experience from restoring and operating Bluebird, what do you think how much it would cost to build a Bluebird 2.0 WWSR contender and how l...
by JfromJAGs
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 907
Views: 190137

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

The whole boat is a wing and works in ground effect as a self stabilizing system - which we want to keep. We are working on some small changes in several points to reduce the general lift gently. Adding (inverted) wings or spoilers tend to disturb the stability of the system, e.g. an inverted wing i...
by JfromJAGs
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 907
Views: 190137

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

As already DC used to know, records sometimes don't come easy and especially not as planned. Last weekend in September we had as record event for RC boats in Munich. I tried to push the current RC record (using 8 LiPo cells in an outrigger design) from 314km/h = 195mph to over 200mph. On the first r...
by JfromJAGs
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 907
Views: 190137

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Raw and finished props for RC boat.

Joerg
by JfromJAGs
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 907
Views: 190137

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

I wouldn't mind seeing an armada of K7 scale models at the next training (or whatever it will be called).

Joerg
by JfromJAGs
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 907
Views: 190137

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Have you thought about fitting FPV to your boats ? That’d be amazing, onboard views as it’s happening. I am guessing you also have some pretty steep pitched props fitted too.. I just got some very small FPV cameras, but won't have time to fit them onto/into the boat for the next event. But later I ...
by JfromJAGs
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 40248

Re: Isle of Bute

Thank god not only I have grown since the 80s :P
by JfromJAGs
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 907
Views: 190137

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

If someone could pull some strings and get one of the model K7 s with a real turbine to run at the full-size K7 's next outing that would be awesome. I had the same idea. How beautiful would that be? If Ernie gets over his psycho-elephant thing - which I think he can - then this would be so cool.