MAKING THE 1st 'BLUEPLANET' WIND TUNNEL MODEL

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Cutting the Blueplanet's pattern in plywood

 

Nelson cutting plywood patterns using an electric jigsaw

 

 

To produce our first wind tunnel model of the BE3 we used the tried and tested method of producing models cheaply. Namely: cutting wooden patterns, filling the assembled patterns with foam, then shaping.

 

The procedure is described and illustrated on the link pages below for persons interested in model making.  Unfortunately, if you use this method, a relatively high skill level and many man hours are required to achieve a quality finish.

 

Steps 1.  Mark out your plywood and cut formers

Step 2.  Assemble plywood formers 

Step 3. Fill formers with foam and shape

Step 4. Coat foam plug with plaster

Step 5. Sand, add detail mouldings and prime

Step 6. Paint finished model

 

 

 PLEASE NOTE: the BE3 is a registered design (3007044) and design copyright, hence may not be reproduced in model form without the express written permission of the proprietor.

 

 

 

 

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The latest electric world land speed record car design, 350mph plus

This is the kind of result you can expect from your wind tunnel - a super slippery 350+ mph electric streamliner. This particular car is charged by solar power, making it probably the world's fastest solar powered electric land speed record car. She also has battery cartridge exchange built in, for instant refueling.

 

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