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Bluebird K7 Print Booklet
Author: Midlife306   Posts: 45   Photos: 61   Subscribers: 1   Views: 3546   Responses: 82   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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Bluebird K7 - Posted: 7th May 2017
I've a 2" burn on my arm but that's it, guess I've been lucky.
The big issue will be with the front end, I want to remotely move the canopy so I've got lots of runners & mounts to make before I can crack on & finish the front.
Plenty of sanding & filling & sanding & filling &&&& before I can start with the fibreglass.
Cheers
Wayne
Response by RNinMunich on the 7th May 2017
Hi Wayne, where on earth did you find that linear actuator ?? Can use some myself instead of wasting time fiddling around with gears 😉
How did you make the foam cutter? Could be useful to others!
Doug 😎
Response by BOATSHED on the 7th May 2017
Is the foam cutter run off of a 12 volt battery. Could you give some idea of how you made it please. Could be helpful.

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Bluebird K7 - Posted: 7th May 2017
I've had an exciting day today, it actually looks like I've made a huge leap forward, just a little step really but at least now it's taking shape.
I made myself a hand held hot wire foam cutter & got busy with all the foam parts I'd already roughly cut out.
I need to get some more blue foam to carry on.
Cheers
Wayne

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Response by Dave M on the 7th May 2017
Used to make foam wings when I was flying. Great fun with the hot wire, have you managed to get a blister?
Seems to be working well on the model, you will have it finished in no time.
Dave

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Bluebird K7 - Posted: 7th May 2017
Hehe, I don't feel evil at all...
I've just bought a Luke for £14.99, my Dremil is relishing the thought of hacking him to bits... I only really need him for his hands & I'll use him for measurements to make my own Donald Campbell out of blue foam, should be a challenge.
I've also found a 6 volt 7 inch linear actuator for little money to operate the canopy, result!
Cheers
Wayne

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Bluebird K7 - Posted: 7th May 2017
pilot figures at 1/4 scale are well expensive, so I figured I'd have a go at making one, the helmet is a good start but can I find a set of 1/4 scale hands for less than £50... it's madness I'm now looking at an 18" tall Like Skywalker, he is less than £20 so I wouldn't feel guilty about attacking him with the dremil😈
Cheers
Wayne
Response by RNinMunich on the 7th May 2017
Shades of 'Chainsaw Massacres!' 😉

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Bluebird K7 - Posted: 6th May 2017
I got a 1/4 scale Simpson Bandit helmet (I know it's going to need a lot of modifying) in the post, I couldn't help myself to put it in position, it gives the frame some realism & perspective 👍
Cheers
Wayne

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Response by John on the 6th May 2017
Hi Wayne, It made me smile!
Thanks,
John.
Response by RNinMunich on the 6th May 2017
Me too 😎

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Bluebird K7 - Posted: 3rd May 2017
There's a 1/4 scale Bluebird K7 in there somewhere, honest!!!

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Bluebird K7 - Posted: 3rd May 2017
Hi Chris, I'm on a mission with K7, I guess I won't stop building them until I'm really happy...
I've got Crusader up on the wall so I can subliminally learn the shape, when I get spare time I'll make a start on a 1/12 scale version & make my mistakes on that, then maybe build a 1/4 scale version, a few years away though.
Cheers
Wayne

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Bluebird K7 - Posted: 3rd May 2017
I bought a load of Neodymium magnets for another project last year, they are really good. I want to use a mechanical catch to keep the lid on but I want to use the magnets to keep pressure on an o-ring to keep things nice & water tight. It's only early days yet, if I can get out of work early one day I'll pop to a local locksmith to see what he has on the catch front, nothing small enough at B&Q. I'd like to operate it remotely, there is an area at the bottom of the tail that could be used to open the catch.
Cheers
Wayne
Response by octman on the 3rd May 2017
I'm confused(normal state for me). It is the Donald Campbell K7 you are building isn't it, but you have plans for John Cobb's Crusader on the wall. Are you going to build both?

Chris

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Bluebird K7 - Posted: 2nd May 2017
Cheers Dave, my finger is well & truly pulled out!!!
Thanks
Wayne
Response by BOATSHED on the 2nd May 2017
I didn't know about the Gorilla glues shelf life. That's why when I went to use it again the whole bottle is a solid lump. Opened it back last year and went to use it again last week. Bummer. 😱
Response by BOATSHED on the 2nd May 2017
You mention magnet's for the hatch. I think they are called rare earth magnet's they are awesome. have you tried those.

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Bluebird K7 - Posted: 2nd May 2017
I've finished off tidying up the glued joints & ive put a fillet of epoxy around all 4 sides of each joint.
I've also just started cutting the blue foam, as you can imagine there is dust absolutely everywhere, I may just have convinced the Mrs to let me have a shed at last!!!
I found a a few videos on YouTube comparing different foam glues, gorilla glue had good reviews so so I got some.
You apply it sparingly on one side of the joint & water (yes water) to the other side, press the joint together & leave for a couple of hours, the glue actually turns to foam & sticks like a good un!!!
Cheers
Wayne

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Response by Dave M on the 2nd May 2017
Hi Wayne
There are different versions of Gorilla Glue. You can get a white Gorilla wood glue as well as the Foaming type you have. Both are very good but the foam type has a very short shelf life once opened so I suggest you use it all as quickly as possible

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