Bluebird

 

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Bluebird  
by R Preston
from Aeromodeller
April 1979 
22in span
Tags: CO2 F/F Cabin
all formers complete :)
got article :)


Submitted to Outerzone: 03/11/2016
Outerzone planID: oz8177 | Filesize: 222KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: ArnaldoCorriea

   

About this Plan

Bluebird - CO2 sport cabin model.

Hi Mary and Steve, please find attached the Bluebird plan and article. I built one eons ago (well, in 1981) and it was a nice model. The main problem was the CO2 motor, a type of motor I never quite managed to 'master'... maybe due to the Sparkelts? I will probably build it again one day, this time using an 1S electric motor and one of the new small Parkzone 'bricks' or one of its 'clones'. That way it will fly nicely either indoors, or outdoors in calm weather. A bonus point is that it can, literally, be built in front of the telly! Hope you like it, please do keep up your excellent work. Best regards, AC

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The photos [model photo & more pics 003] are scans from 35 yo slides, taken at the time the model was built - my 23rd (aero)model, as the 'serial number' attests to! By then (1981) I had just started flying RC with an Orange Box oz7292 . Yes, it is on your database now, and what a pleasant surprise it was to see it 'enter' it! In fact, when it came up (remember, I take an Outerzone daily fix!) I passed a copy of your Orange Box files to all those that I knew at the time, some of them having built that same glider at the time (1980-81). Regarding the Bluebird, it is covered in Esaki tissue, a 'new fangled' tissue then - in Europe, I mean! I chose light blue for obvious reasons (BLUEbird!) with a little red, as I always did (and still do) to improve visibility. The fact that I did cut and paste the BLUEBIRD letters from the plan was not such a good idea after all ... as the printer toner was not *cellulose* proof... 😁 You can see the slight black/grey 'shadow' around the nose, that resulted from the dope application...
ArnaldoCorreia - 25/11/2016
I have included a couple of (quite bad ...) flying shots of my Bluebird [more pics 007, 008]. Yes, I did managed to fly it, CO2 engine and all!
ArnaldoCorreia - 24/03/2017
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