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Bluebird K7 Print Booklet
Author: Midlife306   Posts: 45   Photos: 61   Subscribers: 1   Views: 3840   Responses: 82   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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Bluebird K7 - Posted: 23rd Apr 2017
Been busy this weekend, managed to get all the bulkheads finished off & I've finally glued all the structure together🤓👍
More strengthening to be added this week & I'll try & tidy up the glued joints.
I'm still trying to work out how I can easily remove the engine cover yet still remain watertight but not fly off at speed. I've got a few ideas involving lots of magnets & a remotely operated latch, I've made a start by glueing a flange along the outside of the main frame. For my plan to work, I'll need to add a half bulkhead in between the air intake & the first bulkhead & another butting up against the the last bulkhead before the transom, they will be the split lines. I'll then have to find a way to strengthen up the removable section so I can cut it free.
I'll. keep you posted.
Cheers
Wayne

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Bluebird K7 - Posted: 18th Apr 2017
Thanks, I've not seen this stuff before, I'll have to do some research, sounds ideal if it does what it says on the label.
Cheers
Wayne
Response by metalikhajoe on the 19th Apr 2017
Hello everyone! Just joined the group and this is my first post. I saw some pix of Tug Boats in the net and wanted to try making one from scratch. I tried looking for free plans but I could not find any. I hope some of you can share me some plans if you have any to share. I have an access to a laser cutter and I know it will help me a lot in my build. I also do graphic lay outing on CorelDraw. Hope to meet new friends here. I have also attached some of my builds.
Response by none on the 19th Apr 2017
Welcome to the Forum

Loads of free plans here.

https://model-boats.com/forum/plans


Select the ones your interested in
Down load to your computer.
Then email off to your local printers.

The printing of plans is a lot cheaper than you would think.

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Bluebird K7 - Posted: 18th Apr 2017
Cheers John👍
I'll be cutting out the inside of all the bulkheads next & then I'll glue the structure together, I'm planning on using epoxy but if anyone has any suggestions of a better glue I'm all ears.
I'm going to make the spars out of 1mm thick titanium, I'll get the bits laser cut by a mate & I know a very good welder, I just need to draw them up first...
Cheers
Wayne
Response by BOATSHED on the 18th Apr 2017
I don't know if it help you but this is a very good glue. You don't have to mix it like epoxy glue's. It is waterproof I was recommended it for a boat build and found it to be fine.
I have used all sorts in the past dating back to the 60's. Cascamite, epoxy, even with my dad as a child we used the good old fashion smelly glue bead's. I still use them here and there.
But we all have different idea's. Hope this helps.

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Bluebird K7 - Posted: 18th Apr 2017
Well, I've been quite busy on the 1/4 scale Bluebird K7...
Cheers
Wayne

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Response by John on the 18th Apr 2017
Well done Wayne!

John.

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Bluebird K7 - Posted: 16th Mar 2017
There is also a guy called Fred Bloor, his website is www.rainbowcoloured.co.uk
He does a plans CD that has some interesting detail. I've not seen a plan with the correct nose shape yet though.
Cheers
Wayne

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Bluebird K7 - Posted: 16th Mar 2017
If anyone is interested here is the link to the Nexus 1/8.4 plans, enjoy!
http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/product/19153/mm1462-bluebird-...
Cheers
Wayne

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Bluebird K7 - Posted: 15th Mar 2017
That looks nice, have you got any more pics?
Cheers
Wayne
Response by BOATSHED on the 16th Mar 2017
Nice looking Bluebird. Have you run her on the water yet. If so how does she ride the water and are going to post any video of her on the water running. I would love to see her running.
Response by WorcesterModelBoatCl on the 16th Mar 2017
Yeah it's been run a fair few times its very powerful and could easily emulate the final bluebird act (the crash) took a lot of getting right but I have access to some very technical facilities for testing to which I'm very grateful as it saves alot of time. I have started no.2 which has a custom EDF to replicate the ret roar and water dispersion out the back but also a huge watercooled brushless motor to get her upto speed quicker. They draw alot of attention when they come out to play I spent 18 months getting mine spot on. It comes out to play every so often just not an everyday lake visitor.

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Bluebird K7 - Posted: 15th Mar 2017
I'd been trying not to measure it to be honest, it will be 1.8m long from the tips of the sponsons the end of the jet pipe, gulp...
I've roughly cut out the sponsons now, lots of sanding to do now👍
Cheers
Wayne

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Response by WorcesterModelBoatCl on the 15th Mar 2017
Mine is custom built brushless motor plus metal edf. It's stunning!

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Bluebird K7 - Posted: 15th Mar 2017
Cheers Robby, I'll keep things updated.
I had some blue foam, I'm off down to the cellar to cut out the rough shape..

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Response by figtree7nts on the 15th Mar 2017
OK, I'm Curious how big is your boat going to be?

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Bluebird K7 - Posted: 14th Mar 2017
I couldn't resist any longer, here is my 1/12 scale K7 alongside a ply sponson template for my 1/4.2 scale next project. I'm feeling giddy, I might start going to the gym...
Cheers

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Response by Robby on the 15th Mar 2017
Looking forward to seeing some pics or video of this one when its completed. looks like a good interesting model. Good luck with it. Sion

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